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St. Lawrence University Students enjoying a spring day in Canton

Farmer's Market Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the growing season on Canton's village green

Canton New York is a community with much to offer.

Canton offers a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities for both children and adults. The athletic fields, ice arenas, playgrounds, fitness centers, museums and theaters are available for public use.

Canton has a variety of activities for everyone.GOLF

There are two 18-hole golf courses, the St. Lawrence Golf and Country Club, and the Partridge Run Golf and Country Club offering the St. Lawrence Valley's finest golfing. The St. Lawrence University Indoor Golf Training Center offers the unique experience of playing golf at some of the finest golf courses in the country.

Canton is proud of it's athletic teams.HOCKEY

St. Lawrence University offers exciting men's and women's Division I hockey. Some of the best collegiate hockey can be seen at Appleton Arena.

SUNY Canton offers exciting junior college hockey at the Canton Recreational Pavilion. The team has many national junior college championships to their credit.

Canton Central High School offers the New York State Division I boys hockey program. The team has won the New York State championship 4 times. The school is a pioneer in the state with a girls varsity hockey team.

The Canton Pee Wee Association offers minor league hockey.


The Remington Recreation Trail, surrounding the Partridge Run Gold & Country Club is a 5K trail for walking, jogging, cycling, roller blading and cross country skiing.

Canton Pee Wee Association sponsors minor hockey, Pee Wee baseball, football, soccer, softball and lacross for students in grades 4-8 and wrestling for middle school students.

The Canton Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities year round at the Bend in the River Park, Canton Recreational Pavilion, Taylor Park Beach and playgrounds throughout the village. The Canton Recreational Pavilion is home to the St. Lawrence Figure Skating Club, Canton Minor Hockey as well as mens and womens hockey teams.

New York CantonRUNNING

Since 1977, the Stillman Foote Running Club has presented a year-round schedule of races and "fun runs," including the winter "Frozen Foote" and "Summer Sunset" series.

Canton's bike club is very activeBIKING

The Canton Bicycle Club has weekly races and duathlons, and has hosted two conventions with riders from all over the United States.

Canton holds a unique place in canoeing history.CANOEING

Canoeing on the Grass and Little Rivers is a favorite pasttime for over 100 years, and each spring the Rushton Canoe Races attract hundreds of visitors to Canton. The St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers Club offers a variety of canoeing and kayaking events throughout the year.

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in the North CountrySNOWMOBILING

The St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Association maintains and grooms over 500 miles of snowmobile trails for public use.

Canton's sportsmen have a long traditionSPORTSMEN

The Canton Sportsmen's Club sponsors horseshoe tournaments, softball tournaments, the gas and steam engine show and events associated with hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

Canton New York's history is long and colorfulCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is based in the historic Canton home of Governor Silas Wright Jr. The nationally accredited Silas Wright House includes five period rooms with furnishings from the 1830's-1870's, a Main Gallery with changing exhibits on local history, and a Children's Attic with hands-on history for kids. The Historical Association also operates an archive with numerous resources for local and family history researchers.

TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate NY) documents and presents a variety of local traditions, customs and folk art. Changing exhibits on topics such as basket making, quilting and food customs are on display in their gallery. The Folkstore features traditional regional crafts.

The Grasse River Players, a community theatre group, stages productions throughout the year.

St. Lawrence University hosts the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express yearly and their own productions, plus well-known contemporary bands.

Canton is a quaint and relaxing place to visit.VACATION DESTINATIONS

The St. Lawrence Seaway, the Thousand Islands, the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, the "Olympic Village" of Lake Placid, the Ottawa Valley and countless wilderness lakes and rivers are easy day trips for boating, hiking skiing, canoeing and swimming.



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