Plan an extended stay to find some peace with a slower pace of life and take time to visit the nearby areas as well.
Day trips can easily be planned to the Adirondack Mountains or the St. Lawrence River, offering some of the best fresh-water fishing in the state. Higley Flow State Park, located 20 minutes from downtown offers camping in the summer and an amazing network of groomed cross-country ski trails in winter.
Montreal is a 2-hour drive
Ottawa is a 1.5-hour drive
Lake Placid is a 1.5-hour drive
Syracuse is a 3-hour drive
Burlington, VT is a 3-hour drive
The closest major airports:
Ottawa International Airport (1.5 hours northwest of Potsdam)
Montreal International Airport (2 hours northeast of Potsdam)
Syracuse Hancock International Airport (2.5 hours southwest of Potsdam)
Albany International Airport (4 hours southeast of Potsdam)