Things to Do in Potsdam & Nearby Surrounds
General Idea The Town of Potsdam is centrally located within St. Lawrence County, and northeast of Canton. The Village of Potsdam is home to both Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam; two great universities. Both of these schools are a hop, skip and a jump away from unique downtown shops, restaurants, outdoor recreational activities and more. Although Potsdam is a small town, if you know where to look you can discover there’s a lot to it! Food | Where to Eat in Potsdam 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery is a bakery and cafe featuring gluten free baked goods and even meals. They have a full menu and are…Read More
Hide away for the day in Hannawa Falls! It’s off the beaten path but has enough amenities that you can leave home in a hurry and figure it out when you get there! Hannawa Falls (population 1,040) is a charming hamlet on the Raquette River in north-central St. Lawrence County. From the North and West – Head for Potsdam, NY then take Rt. 56 south out of Potsdam for about 3 miles. From Ottawa, ON, likely the only major Canadian city close enough for a day trip, you can cross the border in Ogdensburg NY, take Rt. 68 east into Canton, NY and then Rt. 11 north…Read More
Where to Eat, Stay, & Play
Where to Shop
Browse through unique, family-owned shops for handcrafted wares and artisan goods.
Where to Eat & Drink
Potsdam has a range of restaurants, eateries, cafes and bars with local and international cuisine options.
Where to Stay
Need a place to stay while visiting Potsdam? Check out these local options!
An attractive college community with a variety of local shops & eateries, a historic business center, two golf courses, lovely parks and museums.
Located in the beautiful Adirondacks, the town is surrounded by rivers, lakes and mountains that provide exciting outdoor activities all year round.
Beautiful scenery and a bounty of natural resources, including the Raquette River and its many lakes and surrounding trails.
Nestled between the foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains and the bustling Thousands Islands of the St. Lawrence River.
A quaint town with a rich history which is celebrated through historic buildings, museums, statues & festivals.
Home to the St. Lawrence Seaway, St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project, the Robert Moses State Park, & other recreational facilities.
A port city on the St. Lawrence river that is renowned for its premier fishing and the Frederic Remington Art Museum.
A quaint, picturesque community, nestled between the Thousand Island and Adirondack regions of Northern New York.