Drivers, start your engines! The longest go-kart track in New York State is open for the season and it's only a few hours from Central New York.

Alex Bay 500 Go-Karts, in the heart of the Thousand Islands, has the longest track in the state at over a mile long. The track has been closed since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the driving season is back underway.

There are 6 single seat go-karts and 2 double seaters ready to go for racing with your family and friends. After a few laps around the track, enjoy mini golfing or test your luck in the arcade.

Check out Alex Bay 500 Go-Karts on Facebook.

Thousand Islands Camping

Make your go-karting trip a weekend stay and enjoy the simple pleasures in life on a secluded island in the Thousand Islands.

Association Island, located in Lake Ontario and the 1000 Islands region, has a long history as a corporate retreat for GE, a YMCA center and an Olympic sailing center. Now the entire 65-acre island is a KOA campground with 300 sites for tents, RVs and waterfront cabin rentals complete with bathrooms and a kitchen.

Wake up to beautiful sunrises, listening to the waves on the shoreline. Spend your day casting a fishing line, swimming or enjoying the amenities Association Island has to offer including, gaga ball pits, half court basketball, a Jump Pad, or dancing to live entertainment. There's something to do for all ages.

There's a beautiful marina with its own boat launch, fishing charters, kayaks and a rental pontoon boat. Take advantage of the pool, shuffleboard courts, a Jump Pad, laundry and bath-house facilities.

Association Island is in Henderson, New York and is only accessible by bridge. You can call 800-393-4189 or make a reservation online at Koa.com. You can even take a look at your site before you go with the interactive map.

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