Along The Scenic “Golden Crescent”

The village of Dexter rests along the banks of the Black River along the scenic “Golden Crescent” area on Lake Ontario’s eastern shore.

This quaint town, with a population of less than 2,000, is conveniently located just minutes from historic Sackets Harbor and the Thousand Islands region, only two miles from the Watertown International Airport, and only 30 miles south of the Canadian border.

Visitors can choose to stay in a historic and beautifully restored bed and breakfast in Dexter or stay beneath the stars in a local campsite. Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy fishing, canoeing, sailing, golfing, four-wheeling, kayaking, backpacking, or bicycling in and around Dexter.

The Black River is an ideal spot for fishing because of its tranquil bays and quick moving waters. The area is home to bass and walleye tournaments in the summer and salmon fishing in the fall. In fact, the shoreline and bridges are full of onlookers who gather to watch the fisherman cast their lines.

Others may enjoy the small town feel and go hunting for antiques while in town, or take in nine holes at the local country club golf course.

Dexter in a Day:

Enjoy breakfast at a bed and breakfast or cook your own while camping in the area. Head out for the day to soak up Mother Nature’s beautiful scenery from the Black River.

After lunch head out to the golf course to unwind at the 9-hole course at the local country club.

Relax and watch the sunset over the river while eating dinner at one of the area restaurants.

Free Activities:

  • Watching the sunset over the river
  • Sit along the riverbank and watch the fishing tournament
  • Window shop at a local antique store