Boundary-Pushing Adventures in Our Backyard

Here's what's in your backyard when you're a student at Clarkson, a quintessential college town: world-class 徒步旅行, 划, 攀岩和骑自行车, not to mention Olympic-caliber skiing and the Adirondack Park, an internationally renowned biosphere that's the largest protected area in the continental U.S. 从这里, take a drive to access not just one but two funky, friendly international cities just across the border in Canada.

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波茨坦村, 在拉奎特河岸边, is what you think of when you picture a college town. Tree-lined streets are home to red sandstone buildings and filled with locally owned shops and restaurants. Downtown is within walking distance of our campus, as is SUNY Potsdam and its Crane School of Music, with its extraordinary performances and concerts almost every night.





The six-million-acre Adirondack Park is more than huge. It's a natural playground with countless opportunities to hike big mountains, 探索数千个湖泊, rivers and streams or try your hand fly fishing on the Ausable River, one of the world's finest bass-fishing destinations.

或者,去圣. 劳伦斯河, 距离校园不到30分钟, where you can fish the same waters as the Bassmaster Elite, dive for shipwrecks or spend a weekend exploring a castle.



The Olympic Village of 普莱西德湖 is the only place in the U.S. to host the Winter Olympics twice — once in 1932 and again in 1980. 今天, you can not only visit many of those venues but try them out yourself: ski at Whiteface Mountain, which has the greatest vertical drop in the East. Make a few laps on the speed skating oval. 你甚至可以坐雪橇兜一圈. And, then tell the tales over an Insta-worthy meal at a resort restaurant.



有人说“公路旅行”吗?? 去蒙特利尔, 法语是官方语言的地方, feels like you're traveling farther than just two hours away. (Don't worry — you can get by fine speaking English.看一场蒙特利尔加拿大人队的比赛, indulge in the city's multicultural cuisine or revel in the art and music scene. Or, 访问渥太华, 加拿大的首都, where you can choose from world-class museums, an Ottawa Senators game or even skate on the frozen Rideau Canal, 这个传统可以追溯到几代人以前.



Adirondack High Peaks, most of which are taller than 4,000 feet. 

把它们都爬上去 郊游俱乐部 成为一个46岁的人!

Adirondack Park is bigger than Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined. The Adirondacks are a living example of sustainability at work: for more than a century, they've shown how people and nature can co-exist.

More than 12,000 college students call the Potsdam area home. Clarkson's neighbors include SUNY Potsdam, St. 劳伦斯大学和纽约州立大学广州分校. In addition to an agreement allowing you to take up to two courses a year at our neighboring schools, you can also take advantage of all the events held at those campuses.


The final score of the "Miracle on Ice" game in 普莱西德湖 during the 1980 Olympics.


Years of history to explore in Old Montreal, which is just two hours from campus.


esball国际平台客户端 is an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts! Students can engage in diverse outdoor activities thanks to our superb location at the foothills of the 阿迪朗达克山脉.

Discover the wonders in your backyard as a Clarkson student in our quintessential college town - a hub for world-class 徒步旅行, 皮划艇, 攀岩, 山地自行车, 低音捕鱼, 奥林匹克滑雪和更多.

  • 阿迪朗达克公园, an internationally renowned biosphere region and the largest publicly protected area in the continental U.S.,等待你的探索.
  • Our 640-acre wooded and waterfront campus on the Raquette River offer outdoor recreation steps from your door.
  • Explore further details about our surrounding area and discover how Clarkson can fulfill your outdoor interests.



Northern New York is a four-season destination. Whether you're spending a lazy spring or summer day on one of the region's waterways, leaf-peeping in fall or taking a ski through a quiet forest in winter, you have plenty of options within driving distance.

划船和世界级的垂钓. 劳伦斯河

全长700英里的圣. Lawrence is the longest west-east river in the U.S. — and it delivers as much variety as you'd expect. Boaters can put in at more than a dozen private and public launches in St. 劳伦斯县. 如果你在钓鱼, 准备降落麝香, 角膜白斑, 北部派克, 小嘴鲈鱼, 黄鲈, 牛头鱼.

Swimming at Sandstoner Park and Postwood Park

运行热? Cool off with a dip at nearby Sandstoner Park or Postwood Park, 都在波茨坦, 或者只是坐在沙滩上. Sandstoner has kayaks and paddleboards to rent by the hour.

Higley Flow州立公园

Make a short day trip to spend the day swimming, 徒步旅行, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at this 1,115-acre state park located along the Raquette River just 25 minutes from campus. Or, bring a sleeping bag, tent and the rest of your camping gear to spend the night under the stars.


Jump into "river life" and the Thousand Islands with a visit to Clayton, NY. See historic buildings there that date from its time as a thriving 19th-century shipbuilding town. Then, join a tour to see the unfinished Boldt Castle or Singer Castle, a towering, 28-room estate.


Whether you're on the trails with the 郊游俱乐部 or wading in a peat bog as part of the Adirondack Semester, Clarkson's backyard will keep you busy for years. 带上你的装备,自己看看.