Chateaugay – Herdman Border Crossing

Chateaugay - Herdman border crossing

Chateaugay – Herdman border crossing

The Chateaugay – Herdman border crossing is a lightly traveled port that lies between the communities of Chateaugay, New York and Hinchinbrooke, Quebec.

The US border station, along with the inspector’s residence, at this port was built in 1933 in response to an increase in alcohol smuggling from Canada into the US due to the prohibition. While this facility has since undergone some alterations, it is still a well-preserved example of buildings built in that time period. In 2014, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US port of entry is open to all vehicles 24/7. The Canadian port of entry is also open to passenger vehicles 24/7. Commercial vehicles, however, can only use this port on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays. To monitor wait times while on the road, travelers can download the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Chateaugay, NY

Traffic is generally light at the Chateaugay NY border crossing due to the small number of vehicles passing through. To get real-time information on road conditions in New York, travelers can make use of the state’s 511 Traveler Information System. Information is made accessible to the public via telephone service (511 or 888-465-1169), mobile app  (iTunes, Google Play), and the 511NY website.

Quebec also has a similar service – the Quebec 511 program. Travelers can get updates on road conditions, traffic, weather, and incidents by calling 1-888-355-0511, downloading the mobile app, or following the Twitter account @Qc511_Mtl.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To get more information about the Chateaugay – Herdman border crossing, travelers can use the phone numbers below to contact the customs officials at this port. To drive to this crossing, travelers can use the map and directions provided as a guide.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From the US, proceed generally northwards on New York State Route 375 past the village of Chateaugay until you reach the US-Canada border. From Huntingdon, Quebec, head south on Quebec Route 202 until you reach Douanes Road. Continue all the way south to the Herdman port.

Address & Phone Numbers


  • U.S.: State Route 374, Chateaugay, New York 12920
  • US Customs: (518) 497-6633


  • Canada: 2705 Douanes Road, Athelstan QC  J0S 1A0
  • Canadian Customs: (450) 264-5600

Useful information for travelers

On your way to crossing the border hotels are available, compare best hotels prices available on the US side and Canadian side. Bed and breakfast can be found here and here. If you are looking to find cheap cars for rent check this website for comparision of car rent prices. Check best car rental deals from Hertz, Avis, National Car Hire and Alamo.

Are you heading for camping, check for this fantastic campgrounds, or search for the best RV parking places. Need an RV hired, check this website. Boats and canoes are available for rent if you are crossing the border for some fun and hiking check these accommodation options. Are you going for golf – see the top golf courses and tee times here. Hiking options.

Did you car break down middle of the road, call for car help get emergency services. Do you need travel insurance – visit our partners here. You pets can be insured as well here. Visiting Canada for medical reasons, check this website.

Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.

Things to Know About the Chateaugay – Herdman Border Crossing:

  • The center of the town of Chateaugay was incorporated as a village in 1868. The village is also called Chateaugay.
  • The first butter factory in Canada was established in 1873 in the hamlet of Athelstan which is located in the rural center of the town of Hinchinbrooke.
  • The nearest hospital to the town of Hinchinbrooke is Centre Hospitalier Huntingdon, 7 minutes away in Huntingdon, Quebec.

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