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Fort Covington

Historic Community Along the Canadian Border

Fort Covington

Historic Community Along the Canadian Border

Located just 20 minutes north of Malone, right on the edge of the Canadian border, lies the picturesque hamlet of Fort Covington, NY. This community is known for its farmland and rich historical significance. The town began as a blockhouse to shelter wounded soldiers during the War of 1812 and is named for General Leonard Covington, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Crysler’s Farm. The Little Salmon River flows through town, and Pike Creek is located to the west. In the center of downtown, Rainbow Park is a great playground for little ones. Meanwhile, visitors and locals can enjoy brunch or dinner at a local eatery like the Twinleaf Diner or Frankie’s.

  • Education
  • Outdoor Adventure
Education

Public Education Institutions

Salmon River Central School District operates four schools in the region: St. Regis Mohawk Elementary School, Salmon River Elementary School, Salmon River Middle School and Salmon River High School. These public schools offer top-tier education for grades K-12. Learn more by visiting the school websites below.

Outdoor Adventure

Explore Fort Covington

The Little Salmon River offers plenty of opportunities for fishing and paddling right in the center of Fort Covington, where three sections of the river converge. Just a 10-minute drive north over the Canadian border is the Lac Saint-François National Wildlife Area in Quebec. This unique wetland area is home to more than 287 animal species and 547 plant species, many of which are endangered. Lac Saint-François is perfect spot for hiking, wildlife watching and nature photography. A 20-minute drive east of Fort Covington will bring you to Trout River State Forest, an ideal place for hiking, camping and fishing.

Notable Employers

Fort Covington is home to abundant companies looking to hire employees of all experience levels.

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