village in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States

Canton (pop 6,300, founded 1801) is the county seat of St. Lawrence County in northern New York. This tiny village is home to the State University of New York at Canton and to St. Lawrence University.


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Canton is 11 miles southwest of Potsdam (New York) on US Route 11.

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Map of Canton (New York)


Gunnison Memorial Chapel, St. Lawrence University
  • 1 St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, toll-free: +1-800-285-1856. Founded 1857, this four-year liberal arts college has 2500 students and is home to North Country Public Radio (WSLU 89.5). Eight buildings in the St. Lawrence University-Old Campus Historic District are listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2 Richard F Brush Art Gallery, 23 Romoda Drive, +1 315 229-5174. On SLU campus.
  • 3 SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, +1 315 386-7011, toll-free: +1-800-388-7123.
  • 4 Silas Wright House, 3 East Main Street (US Route 11), +1 315 386-8133. Tue-Sat noon-4pm, Fri until 8pm. Museum and archives.



  • 2 Higley Flow State Park, 442 Cold Brook Dr, Colton, +1 315 262-2880. Wooded park with sandy beach on Raquette River, swimming, fishing, canoeing, picnic area, nature trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing.





  • 1 Best Western University Inn, 90 E Main St., +1 315 386-8522, fax: +1 315-386-1025. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. County Seat Restaurant & Lounge, golf course, wi-fi, indoor pool, banquet and meeting facilities for 250. 99 rooms. $110+.
  • 2 White Pillars, 395 Old State Rd., +1 315 386-2353. B&B style waterfront country inn, 6 miles (10km) from town; breakfast is $10 extra. $115-165.


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