Water Skiing On Higley Flow

Colton has many year-round activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Walking trails

  • John Stone Memorial Trail
    Pleasant St (Route 58) 20-30 min walk

  • Laurentian ADK Chapter - Hiking & working with a dedicatd group who tour Colton and all areas of  the Adirondacks & North Country.
  •  The Stone Valley Trail - Start at River Street, across from Town Hall, or on Riverside Drive, beyond the Fire Department.  2-3 hour scenic walk along the Racquette River to Browns Bridge, 2 miles one way. 

Fishing, Camping and Boating on the Racquette River

  • Boating:  Public boat launches are available on Pine Road and at Higley Flow State Park.  Canoe launches are available at Brookfield Renewable Power Dam, on Coldbrook Drive and also on Riverside Drive.
  • Kayaking: All seven lakes provide excellent leisurely paddles with many "hidden spots" to be explored.  If you seek more excitement, there are rapids such as the ones just below the South Colton Dam.  And, if you are looking for ultimate Class 5 kayaking, Stone Valley has several water releases each year to challenge even the most talented kayaker.


  • Higley Flow State Park - Cold Brook Drive , South Colton NY

  • The Blake-McNeil Campground - River Road, off Route 56, South Colton, 262-2640, 58 tent or RV sites, Open May 29 to Sept. 4;  Privately owned, reservations required.

  • The Parmenter Campsite - off Route 56, 10 miles south of South Colton, 262-2640, 16 tent or RV sites, open May 29 to Sept. 4; Privately owned, reservations required.

Cross Country Skiing

Outdoor Skating  & Ice Sports

     Contact the Sno-Skippers,  PO Box 536, S. Colton, NY 13587 
     or  St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Association