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Canton, NY

Visit Canton, New York

The Village of Canton is the population center of the Town and is an attractive college community with a historic business center, two golf courses, lovely parks and museums. It is home to two excellent universities, St. Lawrence University, a private four-year liberal arts college, and SUNY Canton, which offers two and four year degrees.

The County Seat

The Village of Canton is the County Seat of St. Lawrence County, with services on Court St. and the Human Services Building on Route 310.

Where to Eat, Stay, & Play

Where to Shop

Browse through unique, family-owned shops for handcrafted wares and artisan goods.

Check Out Canton's Local Shops

Where to Eat & Drink

Canton has a range of restaurants, eateries, cafes and bars with local and international cuisine options.

Browse Canton Restaurants

Where to Stay

Need a place to stay while visiting Canton? Check out these local options!

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Things to Do in Canton & Nearby Surrounds

Visit the TAUNY Center

New Exhibits All Year

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.

Explore the Indian Creek Nature Center

Woods and Wetlands

Indian Creek Nature Center features more than 300 acres of woods and wetland within the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Canton, NY.

Play a Round of Golf

Two Beautiful Courses to Choose From

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the course at Partridge Run Golf & Country Club or the St. Lawrence University Golf Course.

Experience the Brown Bear Ramble

Explore with a Scavenger Hunt

Visitors use rhyming clues and a map to search for eleven small bronze sculptures hidden in downtown Canton, NY. The statues represent all the animals in the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Eric Carle and Bill Martin, Jr.

Visit the St. Lawrence Historical Association

Uncover History

The SLCHA is a not-for-profit membership organization and museum offering tours of the Silas Wright House, including original furnishings and period rooms.


Helpful Resources

Canton Municipal Information

Find important information about the Town of Canton, the Village of Canton, and the Village of Rensselaer Falls.

Parks & Recreation Updates

Get updates about the latest recreational activities for public parks, arenas, and other related facilities and events.

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Canton is home to the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. Visit this location for information about Canton and St. Lawrence County.

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Discover the Best Hiking Trails in Canton

Check out the Top 6 Trails in Canton - ideal for hiking, biking, walking, running & more.

Experience College Hockey

Support local university athletes and cheer on the SUNY Canton Kangaroos and the St. Lawrence Saints.

Gift Certificate Program

The Canton Gift Certificate Program is the perfect way to support local businesses while gift-giving to friends, families, and employees. This program allows you to use gift certificates at any participating Canton businesses for the amount indicated on the certificate.

All Canton Gift Certificates can be purchased at the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce office and used at the following locations:

Best Western University Inn

Riverside Liquor & Wine

Little Italy

Nature's Storehouse

White's Flowers


Explore More of Our St. Lawrence County Regions

With the mighty St. Lawrence River to the north, the Adirondack Park to the south, and our rich river valley in the center of it all, you'll discover a wide variety of activities & opportunities in New York's north country.

Cranberry Lake


Located in the beautiful Adirondacks, the town is surrounded by rivers, lakes and mountains that provide exciting outdoor activities all year round.

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