Local History & Culture

Grasse River Heritage Trail

Located on Coakley Island and Falls Island in downtown Canton, this park includes interpretive signs detailing the history of the Grasse River. The trail begins at the historic King Iron Bowstring Bridge, which was originally built in the 1870s and fully restored in 2007. This bridge connects Coakley Island to the 4.4 acre Falls Island, which was the heart of the manufacturing district in 19th century Canton. Approximately 19 miles of the Grasse River is located in the Town and Village of Canton.
Silas Wright House
Located at 3 East Main St. in Canton, is home to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. The museum is the restored home of the 19th century New York Gov. Silas Wright. The museum includes exhibits, public programs, and a gift shop.

Hours: Open year-round, Tuesday-Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m. (Fridays until 8 p.m.). Free Admission.

Phone: (315) 386-8133
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery
Located at St. Lawrence University, is free and open to the public during the academic year.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, Noon – 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Phone: (315) 229-5174.