You just booked a suite at beautiful Sherman Inn Bed and 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.
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 100-220 years old. Escape to the past and explore the unique architecture, secret passageways, and beautiful grounds.
If you’re in the mood for a 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 a newly renovated late 1800’s barn at Bella Brooke Vineyard. Also, be sure to check each wineries’ calendars for special events, such as Sip & Paint, put on by River Myst Winery in Ogdensburg.
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, musky, bullhead, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, and more!
Check out the FISHCAPwebsite, a great St. Lawrence County fishing resource, to find fish by water type, species, or by season.
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 largemouth 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 for each waterfall.
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.
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.
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 the 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!