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Where and How to Cross

Where and How to Cross By Jacob Elsbree We can call the border porous all we want, but there are only six legal points of entry between the U.S. and Canada that lie in Clinton County. While we celebrate the relationship between the two lands in this issue of DoNorth, go forth, but don’t forget your documents. Border crossings along the Adirondack Coast: Churubusco, New York / Dorea, Québec NY State Route 189 / Route 209, Doea, Québec Mooers Forks, New York / Havelock, Québec 1295 Cannon Corners Road / 2 Route de Havelock Mooers, New York / Hemmingford, Québec…

Where and How to Cross

By Jacob Elsbree

We can call the border porous all we want, but there are only six legal points of entry between the U.S. and Canada that lie in Clinton County. While we celebrate the relationship between the two lands in this issue of DoNorth, go forth, but don’t forget your documents.

Border crossings along the Adirondack Coast:

Churubusco, New York / Dorea, Québec

NY State Route 189 / Route 209, Doea, Québec

Mooers Forks, New York / Havelock, Québec

1295 Cannon Corners Road / 2 Route de Havelock

Mooers, New York / Hemmingford, Québec

1373 Hemingford Road / 1 Québec Route 219 South

Rouses Point, New York / Lacolle, Québec

427 NY State Route 276 / 300 Québec Route 221

Rouses Point, New York / Lacolle, Québec

19 St Johns Highway / 154 Québec Route 223

 

Champlain, New York / Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec

 

237 West Service Road off I-87 / 501 Highway 15

 

Travelling in either direction, a passport is the the most reliable form of identification because it is the only universally-accepted document. Alternatives are the wallet-sized NEXUS and Enhanced Driver’s License ID cards. Both a NEXUS and EDLs offer expedited traveling for low-risk, pre-approved travellers. NEXUS Card holders have their very own lane at border crossings which generally eliminates long wait times.

To become a NEXUS card-carrying “trusted traveller,” prepare to shell out a little extra cash and go through an interview and background check — a minor hassle compared to the major benefit of zipping passed idling cars on Autoroute 15 and Interstate 87.

When travelling without a passport, Canadian citizens need specific documents to reenter the country such as an Enhanced Driver’s License, a NEXUS card, a Canadian Emergency Travel Document or a certificate of Canadian Citizenship. Québec stopped issuing enhanced driver’s licenses in 2014, however, EDLs currently in circulation are valid until they expire.

U.S. citizens are required to present a U.S. passport, an EDL or NEXUS card to reenter the country.

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