The St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) region holds immense beauty. The region spans over 7 thousand square miles of land and 1.61 million acres of surface water all of which offer rich recreational opportunities, world-class fisheries, and unique habitats for rare birds and other wildlife.
The waters of northeastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River hold the Thousand Islands region- a North American archipelago of 1,864 islands that span 50 miles between US and Canadian borders. Stretching over 17 miles along the eastern Lake Ontario shoreline is New York’s largest freshwater dune system that provides habitat for rare and endangered birds. Anglers from around the nation and the world travel to fish in water bodies throughout the region, including the famous Salmon River.
The gem of the SLELO region is the Tug Hill plateau which spans over one million acres of land between Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks. Within the Tug Hill plateau is 150,000 acres of unfragmented forested land which comprises one of the most rural and remote sections of New York State and the Northeast.