Shopping in St. Lawrence County
Year-round, and for the holidays, especially, Shop Local 1st!
If you are looking for something specific, call your local Chamber or call us and we will do our best to help you find that item locally. Many shops will have extended hours and promotions to encourage you to stay local – keep an eye on these and other opportunities to support our local businesses, and don’t forget – Gift certificates for services make great gifts too!
Every dollar spent in your community keeps storefronts filled, jobs available, taxes paid, wages circulating and opportunities growing. You can make a difference. We realize that it can be difficult to find what you are looking for nearby, which is why we encourage you to make the effort to Shop Local 1st.
From Big Box to Treasure Stores
St. Lawrence County has some of the big box stores that provide everything under the sun, as well as the unique one-of-a-kind treasure stores that make a shopping experience an adventure. If you'd like some history with your shopping, don't miss these:
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, at 53 Main Street, Canton, offers an exceptional selection of items from Northern New York. This store and gallery features items from the traditional arts, such as hand-woven baskets, quilted items, folk lore books and audio recordings, maple syrup, and Adirondack styled home décor items.
At 3 East Main Street, Canton, across from the Village Park, the St. Lawrence Historical Association at the Silas Wright Museum operates a Museum gift shop with historical related gift items from ornaments, to miniature hand-painted blocks of historic Canton buildings and homes. You can also find Amish quilted items, hats, and publications.
In Heuvelton, Pickens General Store is a renovated store from an old opera house from the 1800s located at 83 State Street in downtown Heuvelton. Check out the baskets, quilts, and furniture made by local Amish artisans.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg has a gift shop just inside the Museum at 303 Washington Street. If you are looking for a Remington reproduction or something with a North Country or Western theme, the Museum Gift Shop offers a wide variety, as well as jewelry, souvenir items and sculptures. You can shop online, too.
In Rensselaer Falls, at 208 Front Street, is River House Wares and Restorations. This place is truly and adventure. Mentioned in an edition of of New York Curiosities, owner Kyle Hartman offers unique antiques and reclaimed parts from old structures. There are a variety of antiques and treasures, anything from windows and doors to church pews and vintage paper. And while you are browsing through the old historic mill, the Ladies First Gallery is just next door featuring the works of Kyle’s wife Sally, as well as other local artists.