Spanning the northern border of New York State lies the largest county in the state, St. Lawrence. Aptly named for the gorgeous river that it borders, St. Lawrence County is rich in both cultural and natural resources. Primarily agricultural in economy, the county shares a border with Canada and features some of the finest in outdoor recreation in the state. Home to the famous 1000 Islands, St. Lawrence County also has dozens of fine schools, both public and private, as well as four prestigious colleges and universities, including Clarkson University. Education is tops in this county and the tightly knit communities support their schools and students unwaveringly. Many who visit St. Lawrence County are impressed by not only the natural beauty of the place but also by the kindness of its residents.