Facts about Hamilton

Our Region

The "Neighborhood"

Hamilton is located in the quaint, New England-style village of Clinton, N.Y., about 10-15 minutes from a variety of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. The Adirondack Park is a favorite destination for hiking, skiing, camping and other outdoor activities.

Just Down the Hill

Tom’s Natural Foods
2 coffeehouses/cafés
2 clothing boutiques
2 fine dining restaurants, a wine bar, a Chinese takeout, and a Mexican restaurant
Kirkland Art Center
Clinton Cider Mill
Dunkin’ Donuts
1 supermarket

3 gift shops
3 pizzerias
Artisans’ Co-op
1 ice cream café
2 sandwich/wrap cafés

Just 10 Minutes from Campus

Barnes & Noble (Starbucks)
Bed Bath & Beyond
T.J. Maxx
Panera Bread
Pizzeria Uno

American Eagle
Best Buy
Olive Garden
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Five Guys
Gander Mountain
Bass Pro Shops
Ann Taylor Loft

Created by People in (or from) Our Neighborhood

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (founded by two Hamilton alumni in Clinton)
  • Utica Club/Saranac Brewery (founded in Utica)
  • The Wizard of Oz (written by Chittenango native L. Frank Baum)
  • The Pledge of Allegiance (written by Rome native Francis Bellamy)
  • The Red Cross (founded by Clara Barton who once lived in Clinton)
  • The Sterile Cuckoo by John Nichols ’62 (Clinton)
  • The Boilermaker (the nation’s largest 15K road race held each year in Utica)
  • Roots (written by Alex Haley when he lived in Clinton)

Hamilton is located ...

  • 2 minutes from world famous Half Moon cookies (a Utica original)
  • 2 minutes from one-of-a-kind chocolate “magic bars”
  • 5 minutes from (Breakfast at) Tiffany’s famous chocolate chip pancakes
  • 10 minutes from two sushi and hibachi steakhouses
  • 10 minutes from a shopping mall
  • 15 minutes from authentic South Carolina-style ­barbeque
  • 15 minutes from delicious spinach enchiladas and vegan black beans
  • 15 minutes from two local favorites: Utica greens and chicken riggies
  • 15 minutes (or less) from 14 movie screens
  • 30 minutes from four nationally renowned golf courses
  • 1 hour from seven Alpine and three Nordic ski resorts
  • 1 hour from some of the best fly-fishing in the Northeast
  • 2 hours from some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking in the country