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Massena, NY

Visit Massena, New York

Overlooking the great St. Lawrence River in northernmost New York State, Massena was the fastest-growing commercial and industrial center in St. Lawrence County during the 20th century. From the development of Alcoa operations in 1902, to the arrival of the St. Lawrence Centre Mall and the wide spread of nearby shopping facilities in the 1980's and 1990's, Massena firmly established itself as St. Lawrence County’s center for commercial, industrial and manufacturing progress throughout the past century, and thus attracting folks to the community from throughout northern New York and southeastern Canada.  In addition to a large base of employment opportunities, Massena offers several tourist attractions such as the St. Lawrence Seaway, St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, the Robert Moses State Park and other recreational facilities.

Where the River Runs

Massena is home to the St. Lawrence, Grasse and Raquette Rivers and is an ideal place to watch the ships come through the Eisenhower Locks.

Where to Eat, Stay, & Play

Where to Shop

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

Check Out Massena's Local Shops

Where to Eat & Drink

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

Browse Massena Restaurants

Where to Stay

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

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Things to Do in Massena & Nearby Surrounds

Visit the Nicandri Nature Center

Year-Round Fun

Meet with nature park experts and learn about the wild side of the world; ranging from sea creatures, wild lives, reptiles, honey bees and wolves, to browsing through the earth’s geological environments, agricultural heritages and lots more.

Discover the Eisenhower Locks

Watch Ships Pass Through

Check out the Visitor Center at the Eisenhower Locks to learn all about the mighty vessels that travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.

Helpful Resources

Massena Municipal Information

Find important information about the Town of Massena.

Parks & Recreation Updates

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

Massena Visitor Information

Get information about planning your trip to Massena and details about all of the awesome things to do and see.

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Find things to do and learn more about St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.

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Introduction – What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt that, if you’re like me and dreamed of being a pirate as a child, fulfills your wildest dreams and beyond. It brings you to new places near and far using only a GPS and an app. I recently have been searching for a way to connect myself with my natural surroundings and fulfull my need for adventure. Geocaching has done just that! Continue reading for a beginners guide to finding a chache. And then… happy hunting! My First Geocache As I began walking Clarkson University’s Munter Trail in Potsdam, NY, I eagerly took out my phone…

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