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    by jambon Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you're an outdoor person, try the Stone Valley hiking trail.
    It's about 4 miles long and runs along both sides of the Racquette River (so it's actually two trails) as it runs out of the Adirondacks and into the St. Lawrence Valley.

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  • by marigold33 Written Jul 21, 2003

    Known around as the Cantina, this place makes some mighty fine fajitas and fried ice cream. Expect to take the macho nachos home in a box, though, they're huge. The margaritas are tasty, as is the cactus lemonade. Oh, and if you go with your friends, don't let them say it's your birthday, unless you want to wear a sombrero and be serenaded by "Feliz cumpleanos".

    Favorite Dish: The fajitas. Huge, cheesy and meaty, with the right amount of spice. However, make sure that you have teeth, one of my dinner companions didn't so he couldn't chew his very well....

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    by jambon Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This depends on what you want to eat....but my favorite place to eat in the summer is the deck at Maxfields. Forget it in the wintertime, as the noise from the bar makes it impossible to carry on a conversation.
    The view of the river from the deck in the summer makes dining a delight!

    Favorite Dish: It's all good.

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Potsdam Transportation

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    by jambon Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Drive....there are two bus lines that come into town (Trailways and Greyhound) but both take forever to get you anywhere. By air, fly to Montréal or Ottawa and have someone pick you up.
    It's small enough to see on foot, but in winter, you could use the 'village bus', a unique little white bus that circulates around town. A car is preferable.

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    by mike_p_2000 Written Apr 3, 2003

    This Dollar store has the best quality and fullest selection of merchandice than any I've EVER seen before! DEFINITELY a must-go if you're on a limited budget but still want really nice stuff. Especially great for all the college students in the area (the 2 towns, Potsdam & Canton, have 4 colleges in them....amazing for the North Country!!)

    What to buy: Anything, from food, to detergent/cleaning supplies, to silverwear/plates/cups, to holiday decorations!

    What to pay: $1.

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    by mike_p_2000 Written Apr 3, 2003

    If you need quality outdoor equipment and don't mind paying a bit of money, Wear on Earth is great! From camping to canoe-ing, or just for WARM quality clothes, check this place out!

    What to pay: Unfortunately, it's quite a pretty penny that you'll spend here. VERY warm clothes & apparell, though

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Potsdam Warnings and Dangers

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    by mike_p_2000 Written Apr 3, 2003

    Everyone always talked about the cold winters. I was here for 2 1/2 years before we finally had one...then suddenly for almost 2 months, the AVERAGE temperature was -20 F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, no, they're not old myths, it's actually COLD up here sometimes!

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    by jambon Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see the Tiffany stained-glass windows in Trinity Episcopal Church. They're exquisite!

    Fondest memory: The people are wonderful. It's a small college town, but since everyone is NOT related to everyone else, it's much more open-minded than most small towns.

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