St. Lawrence County Profile
So you are thinking of relocating to St. Lawrence County? What a wonderful idea!
St. Lawrence County is a wonderful place to live and that’s not just the opinion of the 111,000 people who live here. St. Lawrence County was listed in the Top Five Best Rural Places to live in the Northeast in 2007 and 2008 by Progressive Farmer Magazine.
St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York State at 2,822 sq. miles, and the fifth largest United States County east of the Mississippi River. The county is comprised of 32 towns, 1 city, and 13 villages. The beautiful St. Lawrence River forms the boundary between the County and the international neighboring counties in Ontario, Canada. The southeastern third of the County, 953 square miles, is within the Adirondack Park.
The County experiences all four seasons of the year. While winter snows can start as early as October, the bulk isn’t received until late December through early February. The County is north of the “snow belt,” not receiving the lake effect snow off of Lake Ontario for the most part. Occasionally a shift in the winds will allow for a large snow storm. Summer temperatures range from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with the growing season starting generally in mid to late May.
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