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Colton is a small, friendly town of approximately 1,400, located in St. Lawrence County in the northern New York Adirondacks region. Tourism and forestry are the two main industries of the town. The scenic Racquette River, which is the third largest in the state, passes through the town of Colton and offers lots of fishing and boating opportunities. For hiking, Colton has the Stone Valley Trail, which is seven miles long (with several shorter loops possible) and follows the Racquette River as it plunges into the St. Lawrence River. It's especially interesting to geology buffs due to its sedimentary and metamorphic rock formations. The village of Colton is considered the hub of the St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Trail System, where hundreds of miles of groomed trails loop around the countryside. Cross-country skiing is available on ten miles of trails at Higley Flow State Park. Whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking are also available on the Racquette, and mountain biking is available on the popular Burntbridge Pond Trail. Higley Flow State Park is open for camping from Memorial Day through Labor Day and offers spacious wooded campsites and a boat launch for powerboats and canoes. There is also a sandy beach in the park and picnic areas with tables and grills and quiet, paved trails for cycling and hiking.

Surrounding areas: Cranberry Lake, New York (23.4 mi), Lake Bonaparte, New York (36.0 mi), Titus Mountain, New York (37.8 mi)

Colton Vacation Rentals

Colton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Chalet Motel7492 US Hwy 11Potsdam, NY8.3 mi.(315) 265-8400
The Clarkson InnOne Main StPotsdam, NY8.3 mi.(315) 265-3050
Best Western University Inn90 E Main St (RT 11)Canton, NY11.7 mi.(315) 386-8522
Comfort Suites University6000 US Rt 11Canton, NY11.7 mi.(315) 386-1161
Super 8 Motel Of Massena84 Grove StMassena, NY25.8 mi.(315) 764-1065
Econo Lodge15054 State Hwy 37Massena, NY26.0 mi.(315) 764-0246
Village Motel163 State Hwy 37BMassena, NY26.0 mi.(315) 769-3561
Blue Spruce Motel325 E Orvis StMassena, NY26.6 mi.(315) 764-5751
Quality Inn Gran View6765 State Hwy 37Ogdensburg, NY28.6 mi.(315) 393-4550
Wishing Wells Motel1200 New York AveOgdensburg, NY28.6 mi.(315) 393-6309
Clearview Motel9162 Us Hwy 11Gouverneur, NY29.8 mi.(315) 287-2800
Bed & Breakfast
Misty Meadows Bed & Breakfast1609 State Hwy 68Canton, NY11.7 mi.(315) 379-1563

Colton Weather & Climate

The weather in the Adirondacks  is unpredictable. Even though it is New York, the weather more closely resembles that of Vermont. A sunny day can turn into a rainy one; the temperature in May can be cool or climb to the low 90s. The snows start in September, but it is not unusual to experience an "Indian Summer" with warm days that extend into October. In general, however, summers are very pleasant with warm temperatures and low humidity, making it perfect for outdoor activities. In addition, the Adirondacks do not experience severe storms such as tornadoes or hurricanes like in other vacation spots in the country. Annual precipitation is around 39 inches, enough to keep the forests green and the streams flowing.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 25°F 3°F 3.10 in. -
February 28°F 6°F 2.60 in. -
March 38°F 18°F 3.03 in. -
April 52°F 32°F 3.38 in. -
May 66°F 44°F 3.42 in. -
June 74°F 53°F 3.54 in. -
July 79°F 58°F 3.94 in. -
August 77°F 55°F 4.28 in. -
September 68°F 46°F 4.42 in. -
October 56°F 35°F 3.53 in. -
November 44°F 26°F 3.83 in. -
December 31°F 12°F 3.32 in. -

Colton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ogdensburg International airport (OGS) located about 27 miles north of Colton in Ogdensburg, New York, the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located approximately 38 miles southeast of Colton in Saranac Lake, New York, the Watertown International airport (ART) located roughly 66 miles southwest of Colton in Watertown, New York, the Clinton County airport (PLB) located around 70 miles east of Colton in Plattsburgh, New York, and finally the Plattsburgh International airport (PBG) located about 72 miles east of Colton in Plattsburgh, New York.

Colton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY58.3 mi.
Water Parks
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY58.3 mi.
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY98.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Potsdam Golf & Country ClubPotsdamNY7.7 mi.
Partridge Run Golf & Country ClubCantonNY11.1 mi.
St Lawrence University Golf CourseCantonNY11.1 mi.
MeadowBrook Golf CourseWinthropNY18.2 mi.
Raymondville Golf & Country ClubRaymondvilleNY19.2 mi.
Twin Brooks Golf CourseWaddingtonNY24.8 mi.
Massena Country ClubMassenaNY27.7 mi.
Clifton Fine Municipal Golf CourseStar LakeNY28.2 mi.
St Lawrence State Park Golf CourseOgdensburgNY28.2 mi.
Emerald GreensGouverneurNY29.9 mi.
Gouverneur Country ClubGouverneurNY29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY56.6 mi.
Snow RidgeTurinNY68.1 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY83.1 mi.
Bolton Valley ResortBoltonVT102.3 mi.
Smugglers NotchJeffersonvilleVT104.0 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY104.4 mi.
Mad River GlenWaitsfieldVT107.4 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT107.4 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY107.4 mi.
Stowe Mountain ResortStoweVT111.3 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT112.6 mi.
State Parks
Higley Flow State ParkNY4.5 mi. 
Saint Lawrence State ParkNY30.8 mi. 
Jacques Cartier State ParkNY36.4 mi. 
Frederic Remington Art MuseumOgdensburgNY28.6 mi.(Art)
Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife MuseumSaranac LakeNY42.8 mi.(Science)
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY54.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY101.4 mi.

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