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Best Summer Activities

Summertime Adventures Await

*Updated for the 2024 Season*

Check out some of most popular summer activities and things to do in St. Lawrence County.

Request a guide or map and start planning your summer itineraries.

Discover Singer Castle

Visit Singer Castle and Take a Tour

Chippewa Bay, NY

Chippewa Bay, NY

Take a tour of Singer Castle - the only remaining complete and fully furnished castle in the 1000 Islands. Visit the castle by private vessel or as part of a boat tour. Choose to wander the grounds for an afternoon, or spend the night in one of the castle's updated royal suites.

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Discover Eisenhower Lock

Watch Ships Pass Through the Locks

Massena, NY

Massena, NY

The Eisenhower Lock in Massena offers visitors a unique opportunity to see how ships of all sizes move along the St. Lawrence River and the international seaway. Check out the brand new Seaway Visitor Center at Eisenhower Lock to learn more about the locks and watch the ships in transit.

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Visit the TAUNY Center

Appreciate Artisan Works and Shop for Something Special

Canton, NY

Canton, NY

TAUNY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of the North Country. The TAUNY Center features exhibits, programs, and The North Country Folkstore. It's a great place to shop for gifts & wares that highlight the beauty and richness of North Country living and local talent.

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Cycle/Mountain Bike

Check out the STLC Trail Network

Colton, NY

Colton, NY

Bike trails in St. Lawrence County are rated by difficulty so you can choose a trail that suits your skill level or just your mood. Check out the difficulty ratings and recommended trails below, or visit STLCTrails.com for more detailed and interactive trail information.

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Drive the Barn Quilt Trail

Explore North Country Heritage

Hammond, NY

Hammond, NY

Barn Quilts are a unique North Country expression of tradition, character, and heritage. Spend an afternoon cruising the scapes to spot these beautiful handmade creations. A detailed barn quilt trail map is available to help you plan your route & see the sights.

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Kayak, Canoe, SUP, & More

Paddle Rivers, Lakes, & Streams in STLC

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County is home to more than 200 rivers, ponds, and lakes. Venture a little bit farther and you'll find yourself in the Adirondack Park, which boasts more than 3,000 rivers, ponds, and lakes.

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Enjoy Live Music

Weekly Events throughout STLC all summer!

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County, NY

Every summer in St. Lawrence County, live music takes the stage throughout the many local communities. From daytime jam sessions to full scale evening performances and everything in between, summer is an ideal time to discover our region's many talented local music makers.

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Village Green Concert Series

Norwood, NY

Norwood, NY

Each Summer, Norwood hosts a concert series with a range of local talent. Check out the Village Green Concert Series to learn more!

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Explore Amish Heritage & Local Wares

Visit Pickens General Store

Heuvelton, NY

Heuvelton, NY

Pickens Hall & General Store is a great place to shop for local gifts and goodies with a North Country flare. Discover locally made amish goods and wares along with freshly made chocolates and treats (made right on site at Pickens), plus a range of artisan goods. The third floor Opera House is also worth a tour if you've got the time whilst shopping.

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Pickens Opera House Events

Heuvelton, NY

Heuvelton, NY

Don't miss out on the seasonal events happening at Pickens, especially the monthly jam sessions and performances.

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Visit the Remington Museum

Explore the Frederic Remington Art Museum

Ogdensburg, NY

Ogdensburg, NY

Dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist of the Old West. Original sculpture, paintings, drawings and the artist's personal possessions. Eva Caten Remington Education Center (aka Kid's Place).

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Explore the Children's Museum

Play and learn at the North Country Children's Museum

Potsdam, NY

Potsdam, NY

Visit the North Country Children's Museum for a day of fun with the whole family. Build and balance in the Construction Zone or run the store in the Kids Co-Op and Bakery. Explore the Raquette River in the Adirondack Water Play exhibit or light up your mind with a STEAM Power everbright art wall.  The Playspace is especially designed for crawlers, toddlers and preschoolers, gets little ones moving with sensory and imaginative play.

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Go Golfing

Country Clubs, State Parks, University Courses, Putt-Putt & More

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County, NY

Whether you are a scratch golfer, a weekend hacker just looking to lose some balls, or a mini-golfer, golfers from all skill levels will enjoy playing a round on any of the 16 meticulously groomed golf courses and an assortment of putt-putt locations throughout St. Lawrence County.

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Visit the Nature Center

Learn, Interact, and Discover at the Nicandri Nature Center

Massena, NY

Massena, NY

Whether you are a scratch golfer or a weekend hacker just looking to lose some balls; golfers from all skill levels will enjoy playing a round on any of the 16 meticulously groomed golf courses located in St. Lawrence County.

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ATV Adventures & More

Ride over 120 miles of Multi-Use Trails

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County, NY

A popular outdoor recreational activity in Northern New York is ATV trail riding. The St Lawrence County Multi-Use Trail is a designated ATV trail that includes trail segments on public and private lands, with a key feature being a trail system thru Ft Jackson and Brasher Forests. Select Town and County Roads are used to connect the off road sections of the trail and are identified with brown signs that include an ATV symbol.

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Go Fishing

Fish more than 200+ Lakes, Rivers or Streams

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County, NY

Explore some of the best fishing New York has to offer in our rivers, lakes, bays, streams & reservoirs all year round. Fish by land, by boat, by dock, and by ice.

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Go for a Hike

Explore outdoors in the forests, by the river, in the city, & all over!

St. Lawrence County, NY

St. Lawrence County, NY

Whether you are a scratch golfer or a weekend hacker just looking to lose some balls; golfers from all skill levels will enjoy playing a round on any of the 16 meticulously groomed golf courses located in St. Lawrence County.

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Visit STLCtrails.com

Explore our interactive trails website including: ATV, Equestrian, Paddling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Walking, Road Cycling and so much more!
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Earn Badges, Complete Challenges, Make Memories

Pick your favorite trail and start there, or complete the Great 8 Challenge by hiking all 8 trails in any category to earn yourself a Great 8 badge!

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