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Guidebook for Canton, Potsdam and North Country

Jennifer

Guidebook for Canton, Potsdam and North Country

Food Scene
One of the best restaurants in the area. The owners have an excellent selections of wines, they use local, fresh ingredients, and they have excellent service. It can be pricey, but they have an early prix fixe menu.
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1844 House
6885 U.S. 11
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One of the best restaurants in the area. The owners have an excellent selections of wines, they use local, fresh ingredients, and they have excellent service. It can be pricey, but they have an early prix fixe menu.
Jake's is run by a Clarkson Business professor. The menu changes over frequently with amazing new dishes and the chef uses local, fresh sourced ingredients. The bar and the patio are right on the water in Hannawa Falls. Jake's also has a fantastic Brunch on Sundays.
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Jake's on the Water
5726 NY-56
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Jake's is run by a Clarkson Business professor. The menu changes over frequently with amazing new dishes and the chef uses local, fresh sourced ingredients. The bar and the patio are right on the water in Hannawa Falls. Jake's also has a fantastic Brunch on Sundays.
Great coffee from Potsdam based Park Brothers. Also, excellent New York Bagels. They feature many of their own Bagel sandwiches. It is a nice place to hang out and have coffee, do work, or meet up with friends.
The Bagelry
103 W Main St
Great coffee from Potsdam based Park Brothers. Also, excellent New York Bagels. They feature many of their own Bagel sandwiches. It is a nice place to hang out and have coffee, do work, or meet up with friends.
Amazing creations! This bakery is located in Madrid, which has a lovely downtown near the Grass River. On a nice day you can grab some muffins (they even have egg-based savory ones) and sit by the water while your kids play at the local park.
Anastasia's Bakery
3740 County Rd 14
Amazing creations! This bakery is located in Madrid, which has a lovely downtown near the Grass River. On a nice day you can grab some muffins (they even have egg-based savory ones) and sit by the water while your kids play at the local park.
NOLA's is a new business in downtown Canton. They have some daily special New Orleanian meals such as Gumbo and Red Beans and Rice. They have a grill in the back and you can get a Sno-Ball or Ice Cream. In the front of the store are lots of nice gifts, local wares, and food items from NOLA you can purchase.
NOLA's General Store
11 Main St
NOLA's is a new business in downtown Canton. They have some daily special New Orleanian meals such as Gumbo and Red Beans and Rice. They have a grill in the back and you can get a Sno-Ball or Ice Cream. In the front of the store are lots of nice gifts, local wares, and food items from NOLA you can purchase.
Restaurant and bar at Hosmer’s Marina. Wonderful locale—especially in warmer months when you can sit outside and watch the sun go down over the marina.
Smuggler's Cafe
54 East River Street
Restaurant and bar at Hosmer’s Marina. Wonderful locale—especially in warmer months when you can sit outside and watch the sun go down over the marina.
Maxfields
15 Market Street
Shopping
TAUNY features local artisans and often runs exhibits that feature various aspects of the flavor and history of the North Country. You can also find out if they are sponsoring events like cooking classes, live music, etc.
Traditional Arts in Upstate NY (TAUNY)
53 Main Street
TAUNY features local artisans and often runs exhibits that feature various aspects of the flavor and history of the North Country. You can also find out if they are sponsoring events like cooking classes, live music, etc.
Maple Run features cooking supplies, local artisan pottery and woodworking, and maple products (and some other foods).
Maple Run Emporium
49 Market Street
Maple Run features cooking supplies, local artisan pottery and woodworking, and maple products (and some other foods).
Hailey, the owner, is wonderful! If you give her a chance, she will find lots of items at your price point that look amazing. She knows the business and is really great figuring out what looks good on you. Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith with her.
Luna
18 Park St
Hailey, the owner, is wonderful! If you give her a chance, she will find lots of items at your price point that look amazing. She knows the business and is really great figuring out what looks good on you. Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith with her.
Entertainment & Activities
This is a wonderful place for young children. Lots of interactive exhibits and if you check the schedule, sometimes they have special events.
North Country Children's Museum
10 Raymond St
This is a wonderful place for young children. Lots of interactive exhibits and if you check the schedule, sometimes they have special events.
Community Performance Series is a college-community partnership that presents distinctive and renowned performing arts events in Northern New York. Go to: www.cpspotsdam.org to see upcoming events and to buy tickets to performances.
Community Performance Series
44 Pierrepont Ave
Community Performance Series is a college-community partnership that presents distinctive and renowned performing arts events in Northern New York. Go to: www.cpspotsdam.org to see upcoming events and to buy tickets to performances.
Titus Mountain is a fun place to ski for the whole family. We love to ski there and often buy a season pass. You will find the rates reasonable and the drive not too bad.
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Titus Mountain is a fun place to ski for the whole family. We love to ski there and often buy a season pass. You will find the rates reasonable and the drive not too bad.
One of the premier ski resorts, and home to the 1980 Olympics. This is about a 1.5 hour drive from our home.
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One of the premier ski resorts, and home to the 1980 Olympics. This is about a 1.5 hour drive from our home.
Fobares is a local treasure. During the Fall you can head up their for their famous cider donuts, the corn maze, hay rides, and they have a permanent playground for children. They also have a nice store with local products and apples!
Fobare's Fruits (Open Saturdays for apples, gifts, cider and donuts until Nov. 16)
180 Johnson Rd
Fobares is a local treasure. During the Fall you can head up their for their famous cider donuts, the corn maze, hay rides, and they have a permanent playground for children. They also have a nice store with local products and apples!
In warm months you can play Golf and in the winter months, you can rent cross country skis to ski around the lovely course.
St Lawrence University Golf Course
100 E Main St
In warm months you can play Golf and in the winter months, you can rent cross country skis to ski around the lovely course.
You rent Kayak’s, fishing equipment, run on the trail around the marina, or sit in an ADK chair on their lawn for a beautiful view. Check to see if local bands are playing for a nice evening.
Hosmer's Marina
54 East River Street
You rent Kayak’s, fishing equipment, run on the trail around the marina, or sit in an ADK chair on their lawn for a beautiful view. Check to see if local bands are playing for a nice evening.
Getting Around
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
6805 NY-56
Boyden Brook Body Works is an excellent place if you need service on your car. They are also host to Hertz Rental car if you do not want to go to Potsdam to rent from Enterprise.
Boyden Brook Body Works
159 Meade Rd.
Boyden Brook Body Works is an excellent place if you need service on your car. They are also host to Hertz Rental car if you do not want to go to Potsdam to rent from Enterprise.
Drinks & Nightlife
McDuff's Pub
59 Market St
In-Laws is our newest local brewery. Their Brother's IPA is amazing. They are often open on the weekends. You can buy their beer in growlers. Sometimes they have events with food trucks, music, or something else special.
In Law Brewing Co.
5868 County Rd 14
In-Laws is our newest local brewery. Their Brother's IPA is amazing. They are often open on the weekends. You can buy their beer in growlers. Sometimes they have events with food trucks, music, or something else special.
Another local brewery that has tastings and makes excellent local beers.
Township 7 Brewing
303 NY-11B
Another local brewery that has tastings and makes excellent local beers.
This is a great place to hang out and have drinks, play pool, darts, etc. We have often stopped here after hiking one of the Saranac peaks.
Barking Dog Saloon
495 W Parishville Rd
This is a great place to hang out and have drinks, play pool, darts, etc. We have often stopped here after hiking one of the Saranac peaks.
Sightseeing
Clayton is a nice place to visit to do some sightseeing, take in a micro-brew, visit a great restaurant, take a boat trip to one of the many islands, buy some famous cheese curd, or visit the Boat Museum. It is a little over an hour drive.
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Clayton
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Clayton is a nice place to visit to do some sightseeing, take in a micro-brew, visit a great restaurant, take a boat trip to one of the many islands, buy some famous cheese curd, or visit the Boat Museum. It is a little over an hour drive.
A colonial town famous for winning a battle in the 1812 war. You can visit the tourist center to learn about the town's history and then walk around to visit shops, restaurants, or the Sacket's Harbor Brewery.
Sackets Harbor
A colonial town famous for winning a battle in the 1812 war. You can visit the tourist center to learn about the town's history and then walk around to visit shops, restaurants, or the Sacket's Harbor Brewery.
Parks & Nature
Highley Flow State Park has beautiful hiking trails that follow the Raquette River. During the winter, you can also use their cross-country ski and snow shoe trails. And, in the summer, this state park has a lovely beach.
Higley Flow State Park
442 Cold Brook Dr
Highley Flow State Park has beautiful hiking trails that follow the Raquette River. During the winter, you can also use their cross-country ski and snow shoe trails. And, in the summer, this state park has a lovely beach.
This hiking trail leads you along a beautiful waterfall on the Grasse River. At the end of the trail is pool and beach (although the trail continues).
Lampsons Falls
This hiking trail leads you along a beautiful waterfall on the Grasse River. At the end of the trail is pool and beach (although the trail continues).
Just a few miles from Lampsons Falls in another beautiful hike to a waterfall. The trails are well-maintained. Some locals mountain bike on these trails.
Harper Falls
Just a few miles from Lampsons Falls in another beautiful hike to a waterfall. The trails are well-maintained. Some locals mountain bike on these trails.
Rainbow is one of 8 falls on the Tooley Pond Road. The other 7 waterfalls you can explore are: Basford Falls, Sinclair Falls, Twin Falls, Stewart Rapids, Bulkhead Falls, and Copper Rock Falls. All are easily accessible from the road, and require short walks.
Rainbow Falls
Rainbow is one of 8 falls on the Tooley Pond Road. The other 7 waterfalls you can explore are: Basford Falls, Sinclair Falls, Twin Falls, Stewart Rapids, Bulkhead Falls, and Copper Rock Falls. All are easily accessible from the road, and require short walks.
A beautiful beach on the St. Lawrence Seaway. This is near the famous BassMaster Waddington Fishing Tournament that takes place in August every year.
Waddington Beach
A beautiful beach on the St. Lawrence Seaway. This is near the famous BassMaster Waddington Fishing Tournament that takes place in August every year.
You are likely to see many people rowing or sailing on this lake just outside Potsdam. This lake houses the Clarkson Rowing team as well as a local rowing club. Nice beach for families.
Norwood Lake
You are likely to see many people rowing or sailing on this lake just outside Potsdam. This lake houses the Clarkson Rowing team as well as a local rowing club. Nice beach for families.