Everything Within Reach
In less than 2 hours, you can be enjoying the European flair of Montreal, Quebec, or see the changing of the guard at Parliament or the gorgeous Tulip Festival in the beautiful Canadian capital city of Ottawa. Look to the south, and you’ll see the majestic vista of the nearby Adirondack Mountains that invite fabulous, world class skiing in the winter and a marvelous system of hiking trails to enjoy all year. A visit to the Lake Placid, The Olympic Village, is scenic and offers lots to do any time of the year.
In less than a day’s drive, you will find 45% of the U.S. population and 70% of the Canadian population – from New York City to Toronto; Buffalo to Boston. Within a 750 mile radius, you’ll find 37% of America’s manufacturing plants and 75% of Canada’s; 35% of the U.S. industrial payroll and 83% of Canada’s; 29% of America’s retail sales and 69% of Canada’s.
Our region offers a wide diversity of communities, lifestyles, recreational pursuits and outstanding educational opportunities at all levels, including five public and private universities. With annual payroll in Massena well over $150-million, residents enjoy a high quality of life enhanced by reasonable property values, a low crime rate and extremely low-cost, reliable power from our municipal electric company.
Recreation Opportunities Summer
Enjoy lazy summer days boating and fishing on the most scenic freshwater river you’ll ever stick your feet into. Cruise the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence or fish the deep waters for prize-sized carp and muskie. Enjoy our 3 riversides, sandy beaches, or sleep under the stars in one of our campgrounds or right in your own backyard. Check out the classic cars at the weekly cruise-ins. Pack a lunch and spend the day with the kids at one of our neighborhood playgrounds. Spread a blanket and enjoy concerts in the park or fireworks.
Besides all of that, we have really small bugs here. And we don’t have all those creepy-crawly things that southerners find in their crawl spaces. That’s what winter really does for us – it keeps our pest population down. It also gives us the opportunity to enjoy cross-country or alpine skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice boating, ice skating, hockey, building snowmen or sledding on community hills.
If you are thinking of moving here and you aren’t a fan of snow, Massena is probably not your best choice. It’s also probably not the best fit if you like lots of bugs, termite inspections, off-the-charts humidity, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides and wildfires. What we get, we can shovel and we’re well prepared to handle what Mother Nature sweeps up our way.
But, if you love seeing four distinct and beautiful seasons… sleigh rides to snowmobiles… swimming and boating… gorgeous fall foliage… and the rich greens of spring… you have definitely found your home.