Adirondack Seaway Culture
"Where mountains meet the St. Lawrence and culture meets the great outdoors."
The Adirondack Seaway Region is home to a diverse mix of cultures. Since 1974, the region has been home to three Amish communities. Traditional Amish crafts and homemade goods can be found at stores throughout the region, including Pickens General Store in Heuvelton.
The Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne is represented in both Canada and the United States. One of the original Seven Nations of Canada, contemporary Akwesasne territory coincides with the St. Regis Indian Reservation in neighboring Franklin County. Today, the reservation is home to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, as well as the Mohawk Bingo Palace, both generating revenue that directly benefits the community.
Several cultural and heritage centers are located throughout the county, including Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, known as TAUNY. Located in Canton, TAUNY showcases the region's diverse cultures - from Amish to Mohawk and more. Folk workshops, programs, and events are offered, including fiddle making, wood carving, fly tying and more. The gallery includes rotating exhibits of tramp art, log cabin quilts, model boats, and oral traditions.