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Description - Four-season recreation is enjoyed in New York's largest county. The land mass covers 2,840 acres including over 200 lakes and ponds. A bountiful list of outdoor recreation includes world-class fishing, boating and swimming to canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Cranberry Lake is one of the county's largest bodies of water offering rest and relaxation to all ages and abilities. The area's campground is a developed site offering 165 tent sites at the foothills of Bear Mountain. The beautiful scenery of St. Lawrence is carried throughout including the Tooley Pond Tract, which is a fabulous parcel offering backcountry experiences.

Attractions - Located between the beautiful St. Lawrence River and the magnificent Adirondack Mountains, St. Lawrence County encompasses 2,840 miles of scenic land and over 200 lakes and ponds. The county boasts world-class fishing opportunities along with a variety of exciting boating opportunities. Vacationers will find sandy swimming beaches, thrilling kayaking and rafting excursions or lazy and relaxing canoe routes. Located in close proximity to major Canadian cities including Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa, the lovely Olympic village of Lake Placid is a short drive away. Combined, this county offers unsurpassed year-round recreation.

Recreation - St. Lawrence County rests in the northwest corner of the Adirondacks offering fabulous recreation limited only by one's imagination. Warm weather outdoor activities include world-class fishing, picnicking, boating, wildlife viewing, family camping, backpacking, canoeing, hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking and swimming. In winter, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling and more.

Climate - The Adirondacks has a varied climate with average January temperatures from below 14 degrees reaching to 18 Fahrenheit (below -10 to -8 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). There are fewer than 100 days of frost-free growing season in the Adirondacks. Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The southwestern slopes of the Adirondacks, Tug Hill in particular, receives more than 44 inches.

Location - St. Lawrence County rests in the northwest corner of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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Contact Information:
St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Drawer A , Canton, NY, 13617, Phone: 315-386-4000
, slccoc@northnet.org

Additional Information:
Adirondack Forest Preserve - The Adirondack Mountains of northeastern New York are home to the 6-million acre Adirondack Park, a patchwork of public and private lands protected under state law. More than 2.6 million acres within the park are owned and managed by the state. There are 16 wilderness areas with
a total area of about 1 million acres. About 1.3 million acres of Forest Preserve land are classified as Wild Forest and approximately 2 dozen Primitive Areas total 51,000 acres.

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