Discover the North Country
Some colleges have Adirondack chairs. 沙巴app有阿迪朗达克山脉. St. 劳伦斯 students are serious about their academic adventures, but when they need a break, the North Country’s outdoor playground awaits.
在圣. 劳伦斯 River to the west and Lake Champlain to the east, you’ll find 纽约 State’s North Country. 作为美国.S. liberal arts university closest to an international capital, we’re the gateway to the United States for our northern neighbors, and home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states: The Adirondacks.
Throughout this rural frontier you’ll find lakes, 山, 山谷, 和更多的 than 100 welcoming communities, 包括广州, 圣的所在地. 劳伦斯县 and our home.
You’ll become a part of the North Country community as you engage in local traditions, work alongside experts in Community-based Learning courses, intern and volunteer with local organizations, and explore the unique spaces that make Canton home.
Just footsteps from campus, you’ll find beloved pizza parlors, farm-to-table 餐厅, 杂货店, and local accommodations. You’ll have opportunities to view artwork by local 艺术家, stay active on nearby walking trails, practice wellness at the yoga studio, catch a movie at the theater, or pick out a new game at the video game store.
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or prefer the comfort of indoor spaces, there’s something for everyone all year round.
秋天 in the North Country is known for its beauty thanks to the brilliant autumn colors. The scenery is perfect, especially with stunning lakes and high peaks as backdrops. Go for a drive or take a brisk hike to take in the fall foliage.
Lace up your snowshoes for a winter hike, hit the cross country trail, or grab your goggles for some downhill skiing. (准备迎接挑战? Whiteface Mountain is home to the greatest vertical drop west of the Rockies!)
春天 is sometimes referred to as mud season around here. Since the trails are a bit messy, it’s a great time of year to explore museums, follow the craft beverage trail, 或者开车去欣赏风景. Whitewater rafting and backpacking are popular in the late spring.
There’s nothing quite like a North Country summer. 在圣. 劳伦斯’s golf course, fish the St. 劳伦斯河, grab ice cream from a nearby shop, 在兰普森瀑布游泳, 租一辆环保自行车, or have a cookout with friends.
Our unique locations provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore local towns, 村庄, 村庄, 主要街道, and country roads as you uncover hidden gems, support small businesses, and savor the natural beauty of St. 劳伦斯县.
Check out our local and regional accommodations and dining, including charming bed-and-breakfast options, 学校附近的酒店, 受欢迎的披萨店, and elegant farm-to-table 餐厅.
This visitors guide offers details on lodging, 活动, 餐厅, 远足, and a ton of blog posts about possible experiences.
The official website for the six-million-acre natural wonderland offers historical and geological information, plus links to resources and lodging.
30 Minutes from an International Adventures
St. 劳伦斯 is just 20 minutes from the Canadian border. 当你在这里的时候, visit this Canadian city for urban exploring and outdoor recreation in the nearby countryside.
Here are a few highlights:
- Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - includes the largest ice-skating rink in North America
- Tons of guided tours - by bus, 火车, 船, 直升机, 和更多的
- National museums covering art, nature, history, and technology
- Celebrations and music festivals
在圣. 劳伦斯, every student can bring a vehicle to campus or take advantage of a number of our local transportation opportunities. Check out some of these North Country locations that make a great day trip.
- Massena N.Y.
Start your career journey right here in the North Country as you put your education into action and work alongside experts in the local community.
SLU Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC)
We’ll link you with North Country organizations during this 10-week paid summer internship that also provides on-campus housing for participants.
作为圣. 劳伦斯县, you’ll experience the inner-workings of local politics. 最棒的部分? The local internship opportunities don’t end there.
Think globally and act locally in our low-impact, renovated farmhouse, located five miles off-campus.
From first-year seminars to courses across all disciplines, you’ll experience in-class topics in real life under the guidance of North Country businesses and organizations.
The people here are really close, and many things are interconnected. I’ve gotten a deeper sense of community. Residents of the North Country genuinely care about its culture and want to see it preserved for future generations."
Your North Country Bucket List
With thousands of possibilities within reach (some more than 4,000 feet!), we put together a list of some of our favorite North Country 活动. 最棒的部分 about this bucket list? You'll have four years to check everything off—though you might find yourself discovering more things to add as you go along.
Take Part in a Local Tradition or Event
Pick apples at a nearby orchard
Make North Country Connections
Work alongside local organizers, 提倡, 艺术家, and educators as you gain hands-on experience during a local internship, 志愿者的机会, or community-based learning class.
Hike one of the Adirondack Peaks
Ski down Whiteface or Titus Mountain
Attend a Gallery Exhibit
Kayak along the Grasse River
Taste your new favorite ice cream flavor at Stewart's Shops (led by a Laurentian!)
Take a North Country Road Trip
在短短几个小时内, you and your closest friends can take a day trip and explore all that the North Country and surrounding areas have to offer.
Watch a Theatrical Performance
Art, Culture, and History
If you’re a history buff, 音乐爱好者, 欣赏艺术, there are plenty of opportunities for you to attend a craft show, 参观艺术画廊, 听现场音乐, and tour historical monuments and spaces throughout the North Country.
From farm-to-table 餐厅 to the famous Sergi’s pizza roll, 午夜饭, and a rise-and-shine breakfasts, the North Country has plenty of dining options to choose from to support all of your dietary needs.
Our Neighbor to the North
With Canada located just a hop, 跳过, and a bridge away from campus, you can wake up in Canton and be touring Canada’s capital and enjoying its cuisine in just 90 minutes. Explore national museums, attend celebrations and music festivals, or go on guided tours by bus, 火车, 船, 直升机, 和更多的.