Due to construction in Canton, NY, travel by car should be altered to avoid traffic and long waits. The below routes should get you to Clarkson University and The Clarkson Inn in a timely manner.
Updated Travel from Ottawa International Airport
Updated Travel from Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Through Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Take Autoroute du Souvenir/Autoroute 20 O when crossing into Ontario and then transitions to Provincial Route ON-401 W. Take exit 789 for ON-138/Brookdale Ave toward Cornwall/Ottawa. Turn left onto Brookdale Ave/ON-138 S. Enter the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Brookdale Ave and take a slight left toward Seaway International Bridge. Continue onto International Bridge Road. After toll road and customs continue onto International Bridge Approach and take NY-37 W to NY-56 S. Follow NY-56 S to Potsdam. Turn right onto NY-11 S in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving Time from Montreal: approximately two and a half hours.
Through Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Take Highway-417 W/Trans Canada HWY W approximately eight miles. Take HWY-416 S exit on the left toward HWY-401 and merge onto Provincial Route 416 S which you will travel on for approximately 44 miles at which time you will take HWY-16 S exit 1 toward HWY-401 which will merge with Provincial route 16 and turn slightly to the right onto the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. Take Route 37 to Route 68 east. In Canton, pick up Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Ottawa: approximately one and a half hours.
Through Lake Placid
Take Route 86 Through Saranac Lake to Paul Smiths. Turn right on Route 30 north and drive approximately nine miles; turn left onto Route 458 west to Nicholville, turning left onto Route 11B south at intersection. Travel approximately 15 miles to the Village of Potsdam. Go straight onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Lake Placid: approximately one and a half hours.
Through Ogdensburg Take Route 37 to Route 68 east. In Canton, pick up Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Ogdensburg: 40 minutes.