Get the family into the car and head over to St Lawrence County for a day or weekend of adventure!
Whether you use the Cornwall to Massena bridge or the one from Prescott to Ogdensburg – both lead to the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains – nearby St. Lawrence County NY is sprinkled with charming downtown areas that feature indoor and outdoor activities for families.
The Nicandri Nature Center, located in Robert Moses State Park (Massena) has hiking, snowshoe and ski trails, interactive nature exhibits and programs including an aquarium and observatory; learn more at www.massenanaturecenter.com.
Be sure to check out Hawkins Point Visitors’ Center (Massena), a family-friendly venue that includes dozens of interactive exhibits on hydroelectric power production. For seasonal hours, visit www.nypa.gov/communities/visitors-centers/hawkins-point.
The North Country Children’s Museum (Potsdam) is designed for children of all ages to play and learn. Find a variety of hands-on exhibits and play spaces; plan your trip by visiting www.northcountrychildrensmuseum.org.
In March, area maple farms open their sugar shacks and woods for tours, pancake breakfasts and maple syrup tastings. Northern New York is one of the largest maple producers in the USA, and the tradition is strong throughout the area, with numerous locations eager to welcome visitors while the sap is running.
Find the Frederic Remington Art Museum just a few miles off the Prescott bridge (303 Washington St, Ogdensburg). The galleries at Kid’s Place feature interactive exhibits designed to capture children’s imaginations and expand their appreciation of art. To learn more, visit www.fredericremington.org.
From the banks of the St. Lawrence River to the foothills of the Adirondacks, St. Lawrence County has a lot to offer for a day trip or weekend getaway. Find more information, www.VisitSTLC.com.