Waddington, New York is a quiet historic Victorian village,
uniquely situated for a peaceful, rural vacation along one of the world’s
largest and most picturesque rivers with its prime fishing spots, yet
within a short drive of large shopping facilities, the beautiful
Thousand Islands, the majestic Adirondack Mountains and major Canadian
Waddington is located directly on the St. Lawrence River about midway
between the city of Ogdensburg and the village of Massena, both about 15
miles away. Further up the St. Lawrence, past Ogdensburg, is the
Thousand Islands region including historic Boldt Castle at Alexandria
Bay. Waddington is also located about 15 miles from the villages of
Potsdam and Canton, the home of four institutions of higher learning
including Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and the State
University Colleges at Potsdam and Canton. Just beyond to the south are
the majestic Adirondacks Mountains. It’s only a short distance across
the St. Lawrence River to major Canadian cities such as Ottawa (the
nation’s capital), Montreal, Toronto and others.
From the North: Cross the St. Lawrence River and the U.S.-Canadian border at the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge or Massena-Cornwall International Bridge. From Ogdensburg, follow State Route 37 North for approximately 10.5 miles (17 km) to the town of Waddington, or about 15 miles (24 km) to the village of Waddington. From Massena, travel south on State Route 37 South for approximately eleven miles (18 km) to the town of Waddington or 14 miles (23 km) to the village.
From the South: From Alexandria Bay, Watertown, Syracuse and points south, take Interstate 81 North to Exit 50-N, then Route 12 to Route 37. Proceed northeast on Route 37, and from Ogdensburg, follow State Route 37 North for approximately 10.5 miles (17 km) to the town of Waddington, or about 15 miles (24 km) to the village of Waddington.
From the South: From Gouverneur and northern Jefferson
County: Take Route 11 North for about 25 miles (40 km) to Canton.
Proceed on Route 310 North to Madrid and then Route 345 North to
From the East: From Vermont and Rouses Point, N.Y.
border crossings, take Route 11 South to Malone, then Route 37 West past
Massena approximately 14 miles (23 km). Approximately 80 miles (125 km)
from Vermont-Rouses Point crossing.