From Plattsburgh, travel east about 16 miles on NY 190’s scenic Military Turnpike and heading toward Malone you’ll arrive in the Town of Clinton, NY made up of several small but charming hamlets just along the Canadian border, like Ellenburg Center, Ellenburg Depot and Churubusco.
Though beautiful in whatever season, no passerby can deny the pure splendor of the Town of Clinton during the fall. With long expansive roads (great for cycling!), like Plank Road, Clinton Mills Road and Ellenburgh Center Road, travelers can fully immerse themselves in the changing foliage, soaking in the vibrant yellow, orange and red hues whether by car or bike.
Amidst the flaming colors, travelers will also be able to view magnificent, sweeping white wind turbines peppered along the horizon, providing renewable energy throughout New York State. Travel all the way to Frontier Road at night and you might even be able to glimpse the shimmering lights of Montreal in the distance – or so the locals say.
Spots like Lake Roxanne and the English River offer prime fishing access in a secluded, natural environment away from the hustle and bustle of more heavily populated towns in the area.
In Clinton’s Churubusco hamlet – named after the Battle of Churubusco during the Mexican-American War (just one small piece of our diverse history!) – visitors will find the town’s most popular tourist attraction: Dick’s Country Store and Music Oasis… also known more bluntly as “Gas, Groceries, Guitars, and Guns”.
Music enthusiasts come from far and wide to explore the area’s largest selection of stringed instruments. Local bluegrass legends The Gibsen Brothers are known to frequent the shop, and Matt Damon even made an appearance once!
PHOTO: Family owned and operated since 1962, Dick’s offers shoppers more than 1,000 firearms, over 800 guitars, premium fuel and whatever other conveniences you might need as you continue your journey across the Adirondack Coast.