Attractions in Massena, New York

Attractions in Massena, New York
Perched above the St. Lawrence river, in the Thousand Islands/St. Lawrence Seaway Region, attractions in Massena, New York cater to history and shipping buffs, as well as outdoor enthusiasts. They include the Robert Moses State Park and its nature center for hiking and skiing, a lock and visitors' center on the St. Lawrence Seaway, and multipurpose campground facilities.

Robert Moses State Park

The Robert Moses State Park is a great asset to Massena, offering abundant riverside acreage and a host of activities and programs that make it a go-to destination for tourists and locals alike. Its nature center features a museum tour, and they have games for kids and environmental education lectures on topics ranging from owls and beavers to bear paws and "creepy crawlies." Guided hikes on the Hidden Discovery trail and cross-country skiing are for the taking here. Visitors are welcome to rent ski equipment for a nominal daily fee.

Robert Moses State Park
Massena, New York 13662
(315) 764-0022‎

Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock and Visitors Center

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock and Visitors Center is a working showcase of the shipping transport system type found along the St. Lawrence river. A trip to this venue will take you back to the days when huge transport ships were the primary mode used to transport goods throughout inland North America to the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can actually see the lock in action as it fills with and empties of water to buoy ships on their passage. Lock operations are scheduled, so if you want to see that feature, it's best to plan ahead.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock and Visitors Center
Rte. 131 at Barnhart Island Road
Massena, NY
(315) 769-2049
No Website Available

Massena International Kampground

The Massena International Kampground is a haven for "the finest in camping." Its visitors have a multitude of on-site activities from which to choose and facilities on hand. Guests will enjoy swimming and fishing, even line-dancing and ice cream socials. Campsites range from large to small, wooded to open ground. A playground for kids, a camp store for supplies and laundry facilities are available, along with a dump station and even cable TV. Hot showers are free and RV supplies and amp service are also available.

Massena International Kampground
84 County Rte. 42 Ext.
Massena, NY 13662
(315) 769-9483

Article Written By Nolita York

Nolita York is a writer based in New York City, with a degree in English writing from Saint Leo University. York's objective is to provide readers with interesting and insightful articles of all stripes. His articles have appeared in "Savannah Magazine," Creative Loafing and many other online and print publications.

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