This self-proclaimed “Carp Capital of the World” has been enjoying a carp-fishing renaissance in the past few years. Some of the truly big carp, even some record-breakers, have been pulled from the St. Lawrence River at Waddington.
A true St. Lawrence River community, Waddington is a picturesque village with a relaxing atmosphere. Whether enjoying the day at the town beach, in one of two lush greem parks, or putting the boat in at Whittaker Park launch, a day spent in Waddington is one that will be remembered for a long time.
The short Main Street includes some cozy eateries, as well as the Artworks Creperie Gift Shop and Cafe. Find local, hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, pottery and more. And after browsing, sit down in the back of the shop at the Creperie for a light lunch or snack with savory or sweet crepes made fresh, or a locally roasted cup of coffee from JavaKinesis. The Creperie is also open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9, with an open mic on Friday nights. Music, poetry readings, author readings and special presentations and talks are welcome.
If you find that you want more of the outdoors, Coles Creek State Park is only a few miles from the village center. This park includes sites for tents and RVs, pavilion, beach and playground.
Or if you are looking for the comforts of home Brandie Brook Lodge, 3185, Rt. 345, is a vacation rental on the outskirts of Waddington that sleeps nine people and is a great place for a family reunion or getaway.
One of the area’s few bowling alleys is also located in Waddington, next to the Donald Martin Civic Center. Riverlanes Sports and JC’s River Run restaurant and bar offer a chance for some friendly competition with a few frames, as well as some good food.
For more information visit the official Waddington Chamber website.
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