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Saint Lawrence County

Covering Colton, Hannawa Falls, Canton, Cranberry Lake, Star Lake, Wanakena, Pierrepont & Potsdam |  Plus SUNY Potsdam, SUNY CantonSaint Lawrence University and Clarkson Tech



NY 3: Cranberry Lake, Gale, Childwold |  NY 3: Wanakena, Star Lake, Newton Falls |  NY 56: Colton, Potsdam
NY 68: Canton & Pierrepont |  NY 37: Massena, Robert Moses State Park, St. Lawrence River & Seaway
Sunset on NY 3,  NW of Tupper Lake
St Lawrence County road map showing Potsdam, Canton, Cranberry Lake, Wanakena, Sevey, Childwold, Massena. Ogdensburg and Malone
Saint Lawrence County Road Map

Saint Lawrence County is the largest county landwise in New York State, 2,822 square miles, with 111,974 people (1990 census). Canton is it's county seat. It borders the Saint Lawrence Seaway and River on the north-west coastline. You are just a river crossing from Ontario, Canada. The south eastern part is in the Adirondack Park. The towns totally in the park are Piercefield, Clifton, Clare & Fine. Parishville, Hopkinton, Pitcairn & Colton have Park and non Park parts.

Church in Potsdam

Potsdam bills itself as the Cultural and Educational center of north country. With the colleges of SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University, or Clarkson Tech, that's no idle boast. It is a cool little college village with a nice downtown. natch, there are a lot of artistic types there too. Here, you are well onto the Northern Plateau, with the characteristic rolling fields and plains.

The Raquette River, with tons of access points along the roads, goes through the eastern third of the county, through Piercefield, Colton, Pierrepont, Potsdam, Norfolk, Massena, where it finally dumps into the Saint Lawrence River in Franklin County in the Mohawk Reservation. The dammed up part of the Raquette River , off of NY 56 in Colton, has public access, boat launch and campsites at the Carry Falls, Parmenter Site. BRASCAN, the Canadian hydro power company, provides access. Carry Falls, Parmenter Site
   Links:
Official County Webiste |  St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce |  Potsdam Chamber of Commerce |  Canton Chamber of Commerce | 
Mostly 315 Area Code, except east of Sevey Corners to Tupper Lake along NY 3