Welcome to the Town of Gouverneur, NY
Gouverneur is the Gateway to St. Lawrence County.
This historic community, founded in 1805, is nestled between the foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains and the bustling Thousands Islands of the St. Lawrence River. Gouverneur offers the comfort and safety of living in small-town America, knowing you are a short trip away from a wealth of options for work and play.
Twenty miles to the south is Fort Drum, home of the renowned 10th Mountain Infantry Division. Within 40 miles to our north are the academic communities of St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, Jefferson Community College and Clarkson University. Gouverneur is centrally located amid a large contrast of recreational opportunities. Shopping, skiing, hiking, culture - it's all nearby!
A day trip of an hour and a half will bring you to Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Just an hour and half north is Ottawa, the cultural and political captial of Canada. The nearby Adirondack Mountains offer high peaks and forested meadows, crisp mountain lakes, hiking trails, down hill skiing and snowmobiling trails.
Away from the hectic pace of metropolitan life, amid rolling green fields, pastures, and the meandering Oswegatchie River, Gouverneur is a great place to live, work, and raise children.