Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Week in New York State: Niagara Falls and St. Lawrence University

Last month I spent ten days in New York State for a conference. We got to explore new areas and check up on old familiars.

The conference was in Canton, but we all flew into Rochester (about a 3.5 hour drive) so we could meet my grandparents who live in northwestern Pennsylvania at Niagara Falls (about a 1 hour drive). Once in Niagara Falls we decided to take the "Maid of the Mist" boat and get closer to the falls. This was a lot of fun and we definitely got wet!

We did not stay too long in Niagara Falls because it was kind of dirty and tourist-y. A waiter at the Hard Rock Cafe told us that the area around Fort Niagara was much nicer and worth seeing. My mom and I definitely want to check that out next year.

The rest of the week was spent in Canton, New York, home of St. Lawrence University. St. Lawrence is a tiny liberal arts college. The college was established as a seminary school in 1856, but is now denominational today and is known for training the area's teachers. It is a gorgeous campus with numerous late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century buildings.

Via U.S. News Education

We decided to do a little exploring while at the conference. One evening my mom, sister, and I drove to Ogdensburg which is connected to Canada by a bridge. Right before we left we checked out the trails near the Grasse River on the SUNY Potsdam Campus.

Photo of the St. Lawrence Causeway taken by my Mom

See you next year, Canton!

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