Moore’s Hill Bed and Breakfast opens between Potsdam and Canton
Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 7:50 am

POTSDAM -- A small bed and breakfast has opened on Moore’s Hill, midway between Potsdam and Canton, just north of Route 11.

At the home of Cliff and Janice Westerling, the bed and breakfast will host just one guest group at a time, accommodating one to four persons. “Our guests will have a spacious and private area,” said Cliff.

The front part of the house has been established as a separate area which includes two bedrooms, private bath, parlor, dining room, and a sweeping 40-foot wraparound porch.

Moore’s Hill Bed and Breakfast (, 265-1630) is at 892 Finnegan Rd., near the intersection with CR 35 in Potsdam township, six miles from both Potsdam and Canton. The farm atop Moore’s Hill was established by Truman Moore in 1832.

The Westerlings say that sunrise and sunset views abound, from the bedrooms, the parlor, dining area, and from the porches.

They will offer a hearty country breakfast, or an option for lighter fare. Moore’s Hill raspberry jam will always be on the table, they said. Guests are welcome to hike on the mowed paths through the fields and woods.

Janice is a native of Minnesota, a watercolor artist, and violinist in the St. Lawrence University string orchestra. She now works in the chemistry department at SUNY Potsdam. Cliff is retired from an administrative position at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, also worked at Clarkson for many years, and is an avid tennis enthusiast.

“We enjoy living on Moore’s Hill, and look forward to sharing this experience with our guests,” they said.