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Outdoor Recreation

Relaxation or Adventure - You Choose!

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.

Outdoor Fun in Any Weather

Get outside year-round in the north country.

Explore by Season

Something for Everyone

Outdoor activities abound for all ages, interests, and skill levels.

Explore by Activity

ATV Trail Riding

May 15 to September 15 (unless otherwise posted)

Find information about Permits, Trail Maps, Rules & More

Beaches & Swimming

Accessible to the Public

Relax at the beach, kick it at the sandbar, dip your toes in at the edge, or jump right in!


Public and Private Trails

Mountain bike or road cycle on a range of designated trails and routes for all levels of experience.


Year-Round Sightings

Discover a range of native species including some very rare birds of the north country.

aerial view of river with docks and a dam

Public Access Launch Locations

Enjoy hundreds of freshwater rivers and lakes by boat and other motorized water crafts.

Cross Country Skiing

Gear Rental Available

Plan your next Cross-Country Skiing experience in St. Lawrence County with a range of trails to choose from.


Widely Renowned Hotspots

Explore some of the best fishing New York has to offer in our rivers, lakes, bays, streams & reservoirs.


Public and Private Courses

Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy playing a round on any of the 16 meticulously groomed golf courses located in St. Lawrence County.


Detailed Maps Available

Explore miles and miles of hiking trails, from paved and flat to more adventurous hills and mountains.


Permits and Licenses Required

Hunt wild game like deer, coyote and waterfowl, or choose a guided hunt on a wildlife preserve with boar, buffalo, elk and rams.

Ice Skating

Skate Rentals Available

Enjoy maintained outdoor (and indoor) rinks for leisure skating, lessons, and sports & recreation.

Fall Foliage
Leaf Peeping

Real-Time Foliage Reports Every Year

Find information about the fall foliage throughout St. Lawrence County and the greater state of New York.

Mineral Collecting

Mineral collectors revere the county for the quality of specimens found in the north country, with an abundance and variety of minerals to find.


Canoe, Kayak, SUP & More

There are more than 200 rivers, ponds, and lakes in St. Lawrence County and also part of the Adirondack Park, which boasts more than 3,000.

Scuba Diving

The St. Lawrence River offers a variety of scuba diving sites from quite challenging to suitable for the novice.


Ride more than 700 miles of meticulously groomed trails and some of the best riding in New York State.


Free Rentals Available

Plan your next snowshoeing experience in St. Lawrence County with a range of trails to choose from.


Accessible Options Year-Round

Majestic waterfalls and beautiful trails, many accessible year-round.

Looking for the Perfect Trail?

Check out our interactive trail map and search by activity to find detailed information about trails across the county.

Don't Have Your Own Gear? Rent Some!

Affordable gear for all seasons, including Snowshoes and Cross Country Skis.

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