Things to do
- Cultural Attraction
Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Native North American Traveling College promotes and preserves Mohawk language, culture, and history.
Established in the 1750s, the St. Regis Mission Catholic Church has been an iconic fixture at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and St. Regis rivers for centuries.
From the handmade jewelry and clothes to the paintings and baskets, Bee Creative is a haven of one-of-a-kind art and handmade items.
This charming, newly renovated museum and cultural center shares Mohawk culture from the perspective of the Mohawk people of Akwesasne.
An Akwesasne native, Carrie Hill weaves black ash and sweetgrass Mohawk baskets. This basketmaking tradition goes back generations in her family using materials found in Akwesasne.
Set on a verdant island in the St. Lawrence River, the Thompson Island Cultural Camp is an immersive, multifunctional facility offering a unique view of Akwesasne. The eco-cultural camp connects visitors with nature and Akwesasne culture in a tranquil setting.
The Bear’s Den Restaurant has been serving delicious local favorites, like Mohawk Fried Bread and homemade Corn Soup, and hearty portions of homestyle foods for more than 50 years.
Bring a crew for some high-adrenaline fun to the Mohawk International Raceway. Owned by Don Thompson Jr. and John Lazore, this local racetrack offers family-friendly dirt track racing on Friday nights.
The locally-owned Three Feathers is known for its friendly service and freshmade eats. Open for breakfast and lunch, this popular cafe is the go-to spot for healthy options.
Located across the parking lot from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers spacious guest rooms, which feature microwaves and refrigerators, USB ports and a coffee maker.
Mohawk for “by the river”, Atsiakta is a charming, locally owned lodging and event space for guests to experience a place of rest, comfort and relaxation on the bank of the majestic St. Lawrence River.
Canoe Woman Herbs is a boutique traditional medicine company based in Akwesasne offering traditional herbal medicine and cultural heritage tours. Owner Alicia A. Cook (Konwahonwihsen), is a seasoned medicine woman who heals using only natural plant medicine in the ancient tradition of our people.
Gray’s Homestead Farm is a local, family-owned and operated, farm that offers many homegrown products, including: livestock, goat milk, botanicals, healing salves, pickled eggs, homemade jams, honey and maple syrup. Started by Francine Gray in 2017, on property that has been in the family for generations, the farm also specializes in Premium Kurobuta Pork from the American Berkshire Association.
Traditional Lacrosse is a Native American owned and operated, wooden lacrosse stick manufacturer based in the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Among the nine different sizes of wooden lacrosse sticks that Traditional Lacrosse manufactures they also specialize in custom trophies, awards, ornaments and custom engravings.
Traditional Lacrosse also offers in-person and virtual factory tours.
The Akwesasne Farmers Market is a good and craft market that celebrates and highlights local farmers and artisans, focusing on ensuring the Akwesasne community has access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Cultural Attraction