Attractions & Events

Between the Adirondack Mountains and the St. Lawrence River, and on both sides of the border, there are plenty of things to see and do around the north country.


Amish life is rooted in agriculture, but one finds a variety of cottage manufacturing and retail industries, These communities illustrate how diverse the Amish are in the 21st century, for they differ in a variety of ways, including the German dialect they speak at home, the style of clothing they wear, the approved haircut for boys, and the type of buggy they drive.

The Arts
Visit galleries, artist studios, enjoy concerts, theater, and a multitude of art and arts events in the North Country. Visit the St. Lawrence County Arts Council Website for more information.

Antiques abound from the intriguing small shops to wonderful country auctions there are many places to explore. Dekalb Junction is the self-proclaimed Antiques Capital of St. Lawrence County – visit and judge for yourself.

Boat Tours
Water is the way for many people. With more than 200 lakes, rivers and ponds in St. Lawrence County, boating is an enjoyable spring, summer and fall activity. A few boat tours are available for visitors who do not have their own boat in tow. The two main tours are both located on the St. Lawrence River.

Lake St. Lawrence Boat Tours/Artworks Gallery, 2 Main St., Waddington

Morristown Tour Boat Lines, 375-8213
Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Collegiate Sports

Clarkson University
Clarkson students can compete in 14 varsity sports at the NCAA Division III level, while the men’s and women’s hockey squads participate in Division I. Many of Clarkson’s teams have participated in postseason play both in the ECAC and NCAA tournaments.

Men’s: Alpine Ski, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Ski, Soccer, Swimming

Women’s: Alpine Ski, Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Ski, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

St. Lawrence University

Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riding, Skiing-Alpine, Skiing-Nordic, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track/ Field

Women’s: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riding, Skiing-Alpine, Skiing-Nordic, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track/Field, Volleyball

SUNY Canton
Completing its inaugural year as a four-year athletic program, SUNY Canton is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a competes in the Sunrise Conference.

Men’s: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball.

Women’s: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball.

SUNY Potsdam
Teams participate in the NCAA at the Division III level; member of the SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Men’s basketball team is considered a Division III powerhouse, captured two national championships and achieved a two-year, 60 game winning streak.

Men’s: Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Volleyball.

Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Hockey Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Volleyball.


St. Lawrence County features 15 golf courses from par three to meticulously groomed challenging courses along the St. Lawrence River. Most of the courses open as spring arrives in late April or May and remain open through early fall.

Wherever you are in St. Lawrence County, great fishing is only minutes away. From the foothills of the Adirondacks to the St. Lawrence River, the North Country offers fishing opportunities for everyone. Dozens of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and streams offer peaceful surroundings, a variety of species, strong fish populations, and good public access. Despite the outstanding fishing, though, county waters receive relatively light angling pressure.

One thing the North Country certainly doesn’t lack for are back roads and wooded trails that are perfect for short or long bicycle rides. Choose from leisurely road trips or challenging mountain bike rides. Biking is a great way to both exercise and see the area up close.

Whether your idea of camping is pulling the RV into a space with modern amenity hook-ups, or roughing it with a tent and nature, St. Lawrence County offers something for everyone. Get away from it all or make an active visit filled with festivals, fun and attractions.

Canoeing in St. Lawrence County At one time the small rivers of the North Country were the focus of commerce. Today, the rivers are quiet, the surviving mills are no longer the center of activity. Few if any other areas can offer so many rivers with such easy and numerous access points. Details

St. Lawrence Co Kayaking, 769 Peabody Rd, Gouverneur

Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiiing Once the snow hits the ground every trail turns into a cross country skiing trail.

Horseback Riding 

 A & J Riding Stable, 342 County Route 1 Hammond 324-6042

Spencer Valley Farm, 28925 Rogers Road, Redwood 783-4339


Nature Center Wildlife Refuges

The Robert Moses State Park Nature Center located on Barnhart Island State Park offers an interpretive museum, mounted and live animals, a touch room, two classrooms and a warming room with a fireplace. 10 miles of trails are available for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent.

At Fish Creek Nature Center near of Black Lake. Almost 100 acres of softwoodand 93 acres of open grassland. Expect to see a variety of birds, whitetail deer, turkey, cottontail rabbit, grouse, as well as waterfowl, beaver, muskrat, mink and otter.
State DEC or Details


Maple Sugaring Season
A sure sign of spring is the sight and smell of the “sugaring” season. Throughout St. Lawrence County, visitors can see maple syrup being made from sap. New York State ranks third for maple syrup production with more than a third of the state’s syrup coming from St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Jefferson counties.

Norwood Village Green Concerts – May – August
Free outdoor concert series held at the the Norwood village green from the first Thursday after Memorial Day until the first Sunday in August. Event presents variety of noted and local performers.

Gas and Steam Exhibition, Madrid – June
The St. Lawrence Power Museum offers two special weekends in the spring and fall geared toward lovers of old gas and steam powered engines and the old-time days on the farm.

College Lacrosse
College Athletics websites are listed at the bottom of the page

College Baseball
College Athletics websites are listed at the bottom of the page


Madrid Bluegrass River Festival – June
Three day festival of bluegreass music held the last weekend in June in Madrid Website

Ogdensburg Seaway Festival – July
Week-long celebration of life on the St. Lawrence River, capped by a huge parade the second Saturday.

Potsdam Summer Festival – July
Live music, crafts, antique car show, Local Heroes Parade, side walk sales, vendors selling special goods and more.

Fort la Présentation Founder’s Day Weekend – July
See battle reenactments from the French and Indian (Seven Year’s) War at this colorful two-day event at the site of a French missionary fort built in the mid 1700s – a pivotal point in three wars.

St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament, Waddington – August
Carp Tournament is open to youth age 11-18 in this catch and release event. Held on the St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Waddington Details

St. Lawrence County/Gouverneur Fair – August
Displays, midway rides and games, food and family fun.


Gas and Steam Exhibition, Madrid – September
The St. Lawrence Power Museum offers two special weekends in the spring and fall geared toward lovers of old gas and steam powered engines and the old-time days on the farm.

Remington Arts Festival – September
Visitors can stroll back in time to the 1880s and enjoy artistic, musical and historical activities as conducted in the era of famed artist Frederic Remington, who was born and raised in the Canton, NY area.

Fall Foliage Tours
Fall color is striking throughout the area and no-where more so than in the northwestern Adirondack Mountains.

College Football
College Athletics websites are listed at the bottom of the page


College Hockey
College Athletics websites are listed at the bottom of the page

College Basketball
College Athletics websites are listed at the bottom of the page

College Athletics
Clarkson Athletics Website

St. Lawrence Athletics Website

SUNY Canton Athletics Website

SUNY Potsdam Athletics Website