Travel and Regional Information

From the St. Lawrence campus, you can see the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, where students frequently visit to hike, canoe, camp, ski and sightsee. A favorite destination is the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, only 90 minutes away by car. Traveling northwest, you reach Ottawa, the capital of Canada, in just 90 minutes. Students visit there for class meetings or for fun, especially to skate the canal during Winterlude. Our educational programs, such as our nationally renowned environmental studies program or our outdoor studies program, benefit from our beautiful region. To reach St. Lawrence, you may travel from many directions. We provide the information below for those traveling by car from any of seven major metropolitan centers:

  • Albany: I-87 (Northway) to Exit 23 (Warrensburg)l Rt. 28 to Blue Mountain Lake; Rt. 30 to Tupper Lake; Rt. 3 West to Rt. 56; Rt. 68 to Canton (About 3.5 hours)
  • Burlington, VT.: I-89 north to Exit 17, Route 2; follow signs to Grand Isle Ferry (daily, year-round); upon exiting ferry, Route 314 to I-87 south; I-87 south one exit to Exit 38; Route 374 west to Chateaugay; Route 11 south to Malone; Route 11B to Potsdam; Route 11 to Canton, to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); left on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (3 hours)
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    I-89 north Swanton; Route 78 to Route 2 to Rouses Point, N.Y.; Route 11 south to Malone; Route 11B to Potsdam; Route 11 to Canton, to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); left on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (3 hours)
  • Syracuse: I-81 North to Exit 48; Rt.342 to Rt. 11; North on Rt. 11 to Canton (About 3 hours)
  • Utica: Rt. 12 North to Lowville; Rt. 26 North to Rt. 11 North; Rt. 11 North to Canton (About 3 hours)
  • Boston: I-90 to Albany; to I-87; follow directions from Albany. (About 6.5 hours)
  • Montreal: Rts 20/401 to Cornwall, Ont.; bridge to USA; West on Rt. 37 to Massena; South on Rt. 56 to Potsdam; South on Rt. 11 to Canton (About 2 hours)
  • Ottawa: Rt. 416 South, follow signs for Bridge to USA, turn right onto Route 37 West, follow signs to Rt. 68 East, Rt. 68 merges with Route 11 in Canton, drive about one mile from intersection of Routes 68 and 11 to college. (About 1.5 hours)

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