10 Great Things To Do Near Ogdensburg, NY

You just booked a suite at beautiful Sherman Inn Bed & Breakfast for a nice getaway. Now, you're wondering what there is to do in a small city like Ogdensburg, NY? Good thing we've got you covered.

There is an exciting variety of things to do, places to eat, activities, attractions, and more in Ogdensburg, NY, and the surrounding areas. Your needs will be met whether you are seeking a relaxing, fun, exciting, or interesting time. Your experience is sure to be fulfilled.

Castles - Museums - Wineries - Fishing - Waterfalls - Beaches - Trails - Nature Centers - Golf - Other Nearby Attractions



In the mood for something enchanting? Visiting Boldt Castle or Singer Castle is an affordable venture for a family visit or romantic getaway.

At your leisure or by guided tour, you can walk through establishments ranging from 100 to 220 years old. Escape to the past and explore the unique architecture, secret passageways, and beautiful grounds.

Uncle Sam Boar Tours is a great option for a shuttle to Boldt Castle and Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle can get you quickly to Singer Castle.

Boldt Castle
Frederic Remington Art Museum


If you are feeling historic, why not visit a museum? Whether your taste is artsy or you have a passion for boats, there is an option for both.

At the Frederic Remington Art Museum, you can tour a variety of exhibits which include famous paintings and sculptures, or partake in a walking tour of the 106' houseboat La Duchess at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY.

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With the St. Lawrence River being the number one bass fishery in the nation, your fishing options don't stop there. Whether you are shore fishing or by boat, the nearby freshwater lakes and rivers will leave you satisfied.

The fish species you will encounter are endless; northern pike, muskellunge, bullhead, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, large and smallmouth bass, and more!

Check out the FISHCAP website, a great St. Lawrence County fishing resource, to find fish by water type, species, or by season.



If you're in the mood for wine tasting, you're in luck! Not far from Ogdensburg you can enjoy sipping on a variety of wines while listening to live music or taking in the beautiful lake views.

Rain or shine, you can peruse items to purchase in an indoor setting, such as the newly renovated late 1800s barn at Bella Brooke Vineyard. Also, be sure to check each winery's calendars for special events, such as Sip & Paint, put on by River Myst Winery in Ogdensburg.

Winery Grapes and Wine

In addition to the St. Lawrence River, the Oswegatchie River begins in the Adirondacks Five Pond Wilderness and empties into the St. Lawrence River just steps from Sherman Inn.

Black Lake is also close to Sherman Inn and has received national recognition for its outstanding large and smallmouth bass fishing, and has first-rate angling for northern pike, walleye, and pan fishing.

If you're willing to drive a little further, Cranberry Lake offers an opportunity to venture into the pure wilderness with 40 miles of shoreline that are state-owned and undeveloped. Cranberry Lake is one of the largest remote lakes in the Adirondacks and offers angling opportunities for brook trout, smallmouth bass, pike, and panfish.



Sure to draw you in for recreation or relaxation, the majestic local waterfalls provide a tranquil experience. There is easy and public access to the majority of the falls in St. Lawrence County.

Short on time? Enjoy some of the waterfalls from your car. Or you can make a day of it by walking the nature trails while enjoying the amazing scenery that leads up to them. Each waterfall has its own "personality" and form, due to erosion, so each experience is unique.

Check out St. Lawrence County's Waterfall Guide for printed and interactive trail guides which provide all you need to know about each waterfall.

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kid at beach


Who doesn't like to enjoy a beach day in the summer? You have your choice of a state park or if you desire to stay low-key, there are town beach options.

Depending on what you'd like to do, you also have the option to boat, fish, and picnic. If you like winter sports, cross-country skiing is permitted in some of the parks.

Some great beach options close to Sherman Inn are Lisbon Beach, Waddington Beach, Jacques Cartier, Coles Creek, and Kring Point.



Squeeze in some quick exercise by visiting one of the trails located in Ogdensburg. Whether you prefer the woodsy atmosphere or a paved recreation path, there is an option for both.

You have the opportunity to enjoy a short stroll admiring the local beauty, a nice bike ride, or just having a quiet picnic.

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The Abbe Picquet Trail is a short one-mile look trail that winds along the St. Lawrence River and passes by the historic Fort De La Presentation Monument.

The Maple City Trail is 4.4 miles round trip and winds along the northern shore of the Oswegatchie River. The trail crosses the Spring Street Bridge and continues along the southern shore of the river.

For additional trails, check out the St. Lawrence County Trails website.

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Nature Centers

If you need more than a trail walk to get your nature fix, you can visit a nature center. Take a guided nature trail tour to expand your environmental education.

Get your sightseeing binoculars out because the wildlife you may encounter includes a variety of amphibians, mammals, resident, and migratory birds.

You can also step inside for an educational museum experience. Winter recreation equipment is available to the public.

Nature Centers close to Sherman Inn include Indian Creek Nature Center, Nicandri Nature Center, and Robert Moses State Park Nature Center.


Enjoy more beautiful scenery on a perfect day at one of the nearby golf courses. You can play with your friends or take a lesson.


Other Nearby Attractions

Try your luck at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino or visit the U.S. Eisenhower Lock which has an observation deck where tourists can view commercial vessels and cruise ships from around the world as they transit the lock.

You will be pleasantly surprised at the accessibility of activities in and around your stay at Sherman Inn. There is never a shortage of things to do, whether you are looking for a calm, scenic, different, active, or artsy experience. Enjoy!