Recreational Opportunities in Fowler

Fowler is a town of lakes, streams with the Oswegatchie River flowing from East to West through the town. Activities like ATV'ing, biking, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, boating and scuba-diving make Fowler a sportsman's paradise no matter what the season. Because of the myriad types of waters, streams, lakes, waterfalls and rivers, Fowler is a wonderful place for birding and photography.

Rock hounds will find Fowler a "gold mine" of rare and sought-after rocks and minerals. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing are a fun and active way to pass the winter season. Fowler offers a multitude of places for family picnics and gatherings. The Gouverneur Country Club, located in Hailesboro, is a welcoming place to shoot a round of golf, relaxing afterward in the restaurant/bar with good people. And the Fall foliage is always spectacular.

Wolf Lake Hike is accessed from the Talcville Road. Talcville is located between Edwards and Fowler. This is a moderate 5 mile loop winding around rock outcrops and leads to a series of picturesque lakes, each with a lean-to, and a 40-foot bluff overlooking Huckleberry Lake.

The Town of Fowler manages a number of recreational facilities. Our ball field is located in Hailesboro, a hamlet of Fowler. Fowler is home to Sylvia Lake, a beautiful, spring-fed lake with fishing access and a public beach, maintained by the Town of Fowler.

The Sylvia Lake Beach is open to the public seven days a week from the end of June to the end of August. For groups, parties or for more information call Rick Newvine at (315) 287-4098 or the Town Clerk at (315) 287-0045.

Recreation Locations in Fowler

A - Gouverneur Country Club - Off State Rt. 58 in Hailesboro.


B - Boat Launches (4 Sites) - At Sylvia Lake, West and Main Branch Oswegatchie River.


C - Fowler Public Beach & Picnic Area - At Sylvia Lake, Old Beach Road and North Shore.


D - Hailesboro Park and Ball Field - Near State Hwy. 58 in Hailesboro.


E -  Fowler Picnic Area - West Branch Oswegatchie River, Sullivan Rd.

Town of Fowler, NY - On the Oswegatchie River

Town of Fowler

Emergency Contacts

Town Clerk

315-287-0045 / 315-287-1408 / 315-244-1421

Supervisor Newvine

315-287-4098  / 315-771-2194

Councilperson Simmons

315-287-4753  / 315-854-5517

Councilperson Andrews

315-287-0587  / 315-771-6623

Councilperson Bishop


Highway Superintendent

Randy Durham 315 222-6797

Seeking: Planning Board Member

The Town of Fowler Planning Board is looking for a new board member.


Any Town of Fowler resident that is interested, please send a letter of interest to:

Town of Fowler Planning Board
87 Little York Rd
Gouverneur, NY 13642


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