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River Tourism


A skier sloping down a mountain
Festive fireworks in the sky
A golfer playing on a field
Children swimming together

With Canada to our north and our St. Lawrence River Valley in the center of it all, you’ll discover tremendous opportunities to develop your tourism-focused business in New York’s north country.

St. Lawrence County Has Something For Everyone

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Boating
  • Skiing
  • Museums
  • Landmarks
  • Bird Watching
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Festivals & Events
  • Scenic Wonder
A fleet of boats
Bass fishing

#1 Bass Fishery in the Nation

Bassmaster Magazine named St. Lawrence River the number one fishery in the US. The county's over 200 ponds and rivers are home to small-mouth bass, large-mouth bass, walleye, pike, musky, perch, carp and more.

An Angler's Paradise

Wherever you are in St. Lawrence County, great fishing, paddling and boating are just minutes away. Hundreds of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and streams offer peaceful surroundings, strong fish populations, excellent public access and tournaments bring anglers from across the U.S. and the world year-round.

A woman fishing

Hosmer’s Marina

Bill Hosmer on a boat at Hosmer’s Marina

There are so many opportunities in St. Lawrence County. When you come into a small tight-knit community, people will support you. They will get behind you. As long as you provide a good service and a quality product, the community is going to support you…

The fishing is fantastic here. We are known for all kinds of fish, whether it’s small-mouth bass, large-mouth bass, walleye pike, musky, perch, carp. The Jr. Carp World Tournament is here almost every year. The Bassmaster League Series has been here several years. The FLW bass tour has been here several years. These tournaments continue to come back because we have one of the best fisheries in the country…

I’ve been tremendously successful here. When I opened this place, I imagined a small little marina with a place for boaters to get sandwiches…When we opened that first year we had a staff of two. We now have a staff of over twenty-five. We continue to grow year after year.

“I've been more successful than I could’ve ever imagined. We continue to grow each year by 10-15% and this year we’re going to be over those numbers.”

Bill Hosmer, Hosmer’s Marina

A sledder on a snowmobile

Over 700 miles of ATV / Snowmobile trails

That’s just a snapshot of St. Lawrence County, where business opportunities abound at every turn to cater to our residents and tourists.

From B&Bs, cycle shops and kayak rentals to cottage industries like fishing lures, poles and hand-carved duck decoys.  They’ve all found their home in St. Lawrence County. Now it’s your turn to work where you’ll love to live.

Visit the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to learn more, then contact the SLC IDA to help establish your tourism business.

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

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