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Going to Ogdensburg, NY

New York, USA
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Going to Ogdensburg, NY

Hello...I will be traveling to Ogdensburg, NY this summer .... going to Boldt Castle and the Thousand Islands, would apprecaite any info on the area, restaurants, things to do and see, there will be children, so would like easy restaurants. Also am staying at the Gran-view, anyone ever been there? Thanks in advacne.

Upstate New York
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1. Re: Going to Ogdensburg, NY

Ogdensburg is sort of a small town. Well, it is one of the bigger towns around there, but for people used to big cities, this qualifies as a small town. There's not much in the way of attractions there, in and of itself. I would guess the accomodations there are a bit less expensive than at the Islands.

About an hour northeast of there is Massena, where the Eisenhower Locks on the St. Lawrence are located. There is a visitor's center there with information on how they built the locks. They post the times the big ships are expected through. Not a place where there is something happening every minute so might be a little boring for very little kids, unless they love big ships. Maybe a little more interesting for upper elementary or older kids. If you go a little farther east from Massena, there is an Indian Reservation of the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Nation. There are some interesting gift shops and a museum there, and of course, some casinos. One gift shop I remember the name of there is called The Bears Den, and I think there is a restaurant attached as well. On the map the town is called Hogansburg, but the Iroquois call it Akwesasne (Aqua-sahs-nee)

About an hour or less southeast of Ogdensburg is Alexandria Bay. That is more tourist-y with shops, miniature golf, and that kind of thing. You can do boat rides around the Islands.

There are lots of beautiful state parks up through that area, not much to do though but see the scenery or swim maybe, unless you are bringing along bicycles or canoes. During the summer you have to pay to take your car in the parks.

Can't really advise much on restaurants. We did fast food or family diner type places, none of which I remember the names of.

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2. Re: Going to Ogdensburg, NY

I am the administrative aide at the Frederic Remington Art Museum. I happened to reading the reply to your question about Ogdensburg, NY.

Ogdensburg, NY is small but it is a great area located on the St. Lawrence River. We have a wonderful museum there honoring the world reknowned artist, Frederic Remington. We get visitors from all over the world. Here you will find bronze sculptures, paintings, estate furniture, and personal items (books, paints, tools, journals, etc.) Also, in September 2004 the Eva Caten Remington Education Center (Kid's Place) was opened. I hope that you get the chance to visit the museum. For more information please check out www.fredericremington.org.

The Gran-View restaurant is a great place to stay and also a wonderful place to eat. I think that you chose a great place to stay.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Shannon Wells

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