Quality of Life

From the scenic wonder of the St. Lawrence River to the reflective solitude of the Adirondack wilderness, the diverse geography of St. Lawrence County provides recreation enthusiasts and their families a paradise of year-round adventure.

The large number of streams, rivers and lakes in the county make it a haven for all types of fishermen in any season.

During the winter months, enjoy ice-skating at one of the local arenas or lakes, downhill and cross-country skiing at nearby resorts or snowmobiling on marked trails throughout the county. The summer months find people swimming, picnicking or simply enjoying the warm summer days. Campgrounds, hiking trails, biking paths and boating facilities abound.

St. Lawrence County’s unique location takes advantage of both the Thousand Islands and the Adirondack regions.

The Massena-Cornwall International Bridge and the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge each afford a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River and provide easy passage between the United States and Canada.

Eighteen museums and art galleries, including the world-renown Frederick Remington Art Museum, an excellent library system, an established crafts community, and professionally and locally produced theater are just some of the reasons why St. Lawrence County has earned its reputation as an important cultural center.

Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and the metropolitan areas of Ottawa and Montreal are within a two-hour drive.

In addition, four major colleges within the area offer a range of academic, cultural and recreational opportunities seldom found in non-metropolitan areas.


October 18, 2018 Meeting Notice

The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency is scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Ernest J. LaBaff Industrial Building, 19 Commerce Lane, Canton.  Meetings of the St. Lawrence County IDA - Local Development Corporation, St. Lawrence County IDA - Civic Development Corporation and St. Lawrence County Property Development Corporation will immediately follow.