Just Enough Room Island



The tiniest inhabited island in the world is known as Just Enough Room Island for a reason — it’s barely the size of a tennis court. Despite measuring a minuscule 3,300 square feet, the mini-rock has enough room for a cramped cottage, a tree and a pair of deck chairs. Once known as Hub Island, the land — marooned off Alexandria Bay in New York state — was purchased in 1950 by the wealthy Sizelands family, but their plans for a cozy holiday home backfired when tourists flocked to ogle the cottage. The outpost just about counts as part of the Thousand Islands archipelago as it’s not only above the level of the river year-round, but can sustain two trees or shrubs. The island is one of 1,864 tiny patches of land poking out of the St. Lawrence River, which separates New York from Ontario, Canada.