EMBRACE THE SEASON...
And get out to play! Here you’ll find great suggestions on how to avoid being a couch potato this winter… don’t forget to wear a hat!
LET THE DERBIES BEGIN...
The local ice fishing derby scene kicks off this weekend on Black Lake, followed by the Cranberry Lake First Strike Derby on January 31, the Chippewa Bay Derby on February 14, and the 9th Annual St. Lawrence River Walleye Association Northern Pike Challenge on February 21. Click here for what you need to know.
OWL V. DEER SHOT WINS CONTEST
A game trail camera photo submitted by a Waddington man has won Nature Up North’s and the county chamber's first annual Trail Camera Photo Contest. Read all about it here.
JOIN PROJECT FeederWatch
Attention, bird lovers: Project FeederWatch is on! This winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders across North America is a Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada program that relies on citizen participation. Find out here how to become a part of this year’s watch.
AND THE AWARDS WENT TO...
Commercial Press of Canton was named Business of the Year, and The Ole Smokehouse in Madrid became the first recipient of the County Chamber's Customer Service Excellence Award at the Chamber's annual dinner on October 23. Dave and Tracy Charleson of Commercial Press (left) and Stephen and Robin Barkley of The Ole Smokehouse are shown here with Chamber Executive Director Brooke Rouse. (Jennifer McCluskey Photography)
Read all about it in the Courier-Observer.
EXPLORE OUR WATERFALLS
Late summer and autumn are perfect times to experience the many waterfalls of St. Lawrence County. Lampson Falls, shown here, is a great place to start. Need an itinerary? Email us at email@example.com .
Paddle the county’s rivers, lakes and ponds. Hike our trails, bike our country roads. Go bird-watching. Discover all our waterfalls. Get outside and experience St. Lawrence County from the banks of the St. Lawrence River to the foothills of the Adirondacks.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO?
The county chamber office and Visitor Center, open weekdays, will be open Saturdays, beginning July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by 101 Main Street (Route 11), Canton, and we’ll help you plan a fantastic time for a day, a weekend or an entire vacation.
BRING THE DOG
Take the entire family on vacation to St. Lawrence County -- click here to discover our pet-friendly accommodations.
RIVER MOVES UP BASS GREATEST HITS LIST
Bassmaster has released its annual list of top lakes (and rivers) for bass fishing, and the St. Lawrence River has moved up the chart to Number 11. Last year, the river made #13 on the list, up from #53 in 2012.
New from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide, describing more than 100 places to observe wildlife from bald eagles to white-tailed deer. Visit NewYorkWatchableWildlife.org to find out more.
St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce