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The North Country: Friendly, Rustic, Exciting

SUNY Canton is located in the northern part of New York State, known as "The North Country." It is a place rich with history and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Canton was recently ranked 9th Best Town to Raise a Family in New York by Niche.com.

Children check out the fruits and vegetables available at the Canton Farmer's Market in downtown Canton.

The North Country is defined as the region between Lake Ontario and Lake Champlain width, and the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondack Mountains lengthwise. It is a region rich with history and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation including:

  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice skating
  • Hiking

One of the many reasons to visit, and stay in the North Country is, of course SUNY Canton, a thriving college bordering the Grasse River. The college’s main campus is within walking distance of downtown Canton.

Canton is a village with a small town feel. Unique boutiques as well as economic staples line village streets and offer a refreshing laid back approach. Canton also has a variety of places to worship in town and nearby. The village boasts a home-like appeal that is both ideal to raise a family and perfect for all levels of research and education.

Attractive Attractions

  • A natural food store
  • Cafes and coffee shops
  • The Canton farmers market
  • The American Theater

Additional Highlights

  • Traditional Arts of Upstate New York – a museum dedicated to documenting, preserving and promoting the folk arts and folklore of New York’s North Country.
  • The Canton Free Library a wonderful resource which seeks to provide informational, educational, and recreational reading, viewing,and listening materials as well as services for users of all ages.
  • The Adirondack State Park contains 6 million acres of wilderness, waterways, mountains, and towns.
  • The Eisenhower Locks and St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project Visitors Center at Hawkins Point offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and state-of-the-art hands-on exhibits.
  • The Frederic Remington Art Museum, located in Ogdensburg, New York, houses a comprehensive collection of original Remington paintings, sketches and sculptures, as well as a broad array of personal effects and correspondence that serve to bring the artist and his vision to life. Remington was a Canton native.
  • Two hours from Canton sits Lake Placid, the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics and nearby Whiteface Mountain.

Cross the Border

Canada, and the metropolitan experience is only about an hour away. Montreal and Ottawa offer a variety of shopping, cultural, artistic, and recreational attractions.

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