Montgomery County

(Amsterdam / Fonda / Canajoharie)

Known as the “Gateway to the West” due to its location, the Montgomery County area has a rich historical background still evident today. Its river, turnpike, canal and railroad transportation routes add to the complexity of the area’s past. As a midpoint between the popular Cooperstown and Saratoga attractions, positioned near the State Capital of Albany, and nestled in the foothills of the great Adirondacks, Montgomery County has long been the center of some of the most important events in our nation’s history: Abundant natural resources sustained the Mohawk tribal people whose villages once bordered the river; settlers arrived in the early 1700s, including the Dutch, German and British; and it was the center of many a battle during the American Revolution.

With its natural break in the Appalachian Mountains at “The Noses,” Montgomery County anchored America’s main east-west axis, enabling New York State to become one of the greatest manufacturing regions of the world.

No matter where you go in Montgomery County, the river remains the backdrop of all activities in the charming villages of the Mohawk Valley.

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Attractions Listings (142)
1747 Nellis Tavern

State Route 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

The 1747 Nellis Tavern, Homestead and Store reflects the culture of the Palatine Germans. Two ground floor rooms, hall and cellar show original fireplaces, huge ceiling beams and wattle and daub construction techniques. The 19th century Erie Canal era tavern is reflected in the 2nd floor and 2-story, stenciled-wall east addition. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. It is open for tours June through September, Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Suggested donation is $3.00.
ALP Farms

383 Murray Hill Rd
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Operated by the Popp family since 1932, ALP Farms was traditionally known as a strawberry farm, but has been transitioning to rhubarb and other crops, including vegetables, sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, pickles, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, summer and winter squash and pumpkins. Maple products and maple syrup Open August 1st – November 30th. Monday – Saturday 1-5pm
Abbey Farms

356 Robb Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

This tiny 2-acre farm run by Pat and John Becker is home to about 30 goats that roam the pasture, feeding on grass for half the day, and are then moved indoors and are supplemented with grain (a mix of corn and oats). They receive no hormones or antibiotics. You can purchase the USDA processed, cut and frozen chevon (shoulder chops and loin chops) at the Gloversville and Johnstown Farmers’ Markets. Other products include free-range eggs, vegetables, whole grain breads, muffins and other whole-grain items. Call to schedule visits.
Acadian Farm

259 Tillboro Road
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Asparagus, blueberries, tomatoes, melons and potted perennials. Classes on perennial and asparagus gardening and garden design and maintenance. Opportunities for art groups. Open May 30-October 1, 8am to 4pm
Each of the 13 Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways offers unique routes through the largest park in the lower 48 states. These scouted routes help you enjoy leisurely trips by motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or canoe to experience fresh air, clear water, spectacular scenery and invigorating outdoor activity, with a clear idea of the opportunities for adventure along the way. The protected Adirondack Park, with its 15 wilderness areas, provides habitat for moose, deer, otter, loon and bald eagle, as well as offering an untouched natural environment where anyone can log off, unwind and enjoy a walk in the woods or a paddle across the pond. Along each are colorful communities where the region’s history is told, cultural traditions are maintained and a slower pace of life predominates.
The historic village of Fonda, with the remains of a Mohawk Indian village, is the southern gateway into the 188-mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway. In the small village of Fonda in the Mohawk River Valley, begin your northward exploration of the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway. Learn about the area’s rich history: early settlement by Mohawk Indians; the arrival of Europeans; its critical strategic roles in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars; and the monumental opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 that enabled the first great westward migration of American settlers and transformed New York State as towns and cities flourished along the corridor. In the 1920’s the section of the Byway from Fonda to Speculator was part of the Sacandaga Trail, a travel route labeled “New York’s Most Beautiful Highway.” A stop in Fonda at the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives gives you
Allen’s 19th Century General Store

580 Dillenbeck Road
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

(518) 894-7136

Old-fashioned 19th century-styled general store. Selling homespun calico dresses, needlework, folk art prints, dolls, antiques and more.
Alpacas at Clear View Farm

899 Old Trail Road
Fonda, NY 12068

Jennifer and Patrick Clear raise alpacas and bees to produce alpaca fiber and yarn, alpaca fiber clothing, honey, beeswax candles & beeswax lotion. Free tours by appointment.
Ames Museum

611 Latimer Hill Road
Ames, NY 13317

The top floor of the 1835 Ames Museum, used as an academy from 1839 to 1959, houses many local artifacts featuring Ames’ hey-day as the hops-growing capital of 19th century America. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Please refer to website for further information and hours of operation.
Amsterdam City Hall

61 Church Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Amsterdam City Hall is an historic city hall complex including the former Sanford Mansion, laundry building and carriage house. Sanford Mansion is a 3-story, brick Classical Revival building built in 1869 and extensively remodeled in 1913–1917.
Amsterdam City Pool

Veteran's Park
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 841-4335

The City of Amsterdam operates an Olympic-sized public pool during the summer months (July 1st through August). Located within the Veterans Park Complex, the pool is an impressive 50 meters in length by 25 meters wide. The pool is separated into two areas off the main swimming area, one 30’x30’ and 13-feet deep and another that is 25’x 25’ feet and 3 feet deep. Also, a lap lane is reserved at all times for adults/swimmers. Lifeguards are on duty at all times. Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm Admission is $3
Parking lot of the Roosevelt Apartments Thursdays, June 16-October 29, 9am-1pm
Amsterdam Free Library

28 Church Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The mission of the Amsterdam Free Library is to offer the community access to and assistance in the use of the broadest possible selection of recorded knowledge. It is to assist patrons with informational, business, professional and recreational needs in a diverse number of formats. The Amsterdam Free Library offers a wide array of services and materials including access to over 45,000 items, 70 magazine and 7 daily newspapers. Adult and children’s programs are carried on throughout the year, highlighted by the summer reading program. Reference services are available both in print and electronic formats. Free WiFi Monday 9am – 8pm Tuesday & Wednesday 9am – 5:30pm Thursday 9am – 8pm Friday 9am – 5:30pm Saturday 10am – 1pm (Closed Saturdays July – August) Sunday Closed Free public parking, Handicap Ramp access, Elevator Access available.
Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball

Shuttleworth Park
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The Amsterdam Mohawks are a part of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, comprising a fourteen-team summer league played throughout upstate New York. In addition to Amsterdam, the NYCBL includes teams located in Bolivar, Wellsville, Watertown, Geneva, Hornell, Little Falls, Rochester, Glens Falls, Saratoga and Bennington, VT. Split into Eastern and Western divisions, the NYCBL is a member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball and one of the elite wood bat summer leagues sponsored by Major League Baseball. To be eligible to play in the NYCBL, a player must have completed at least one year of college and must still have at least one year of playing eligibility remaining. He must also be enrolled full-time at a college or university. Beginning in early June, each team in the league will play a 42-game schedule, which will wind down at the end of July. The Mohawks play at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam typically on Tuesday and Friday nights in June and July. Each night
May 20 – October 28 Wednesdays 3pm-6pm
Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation

PO Box 636
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie

2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317

(518) 673-2314

The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie is home to a world-class collection of American Art, including works by Winslow Homer, George Inness and Georgia O’Keefe. The museum also has a growing collection of Mohawk Valley history material. Programs include group tours, lectures, school events and special exhibits. Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company, built the original Canajoharie Gallery in 1927 based on galleries he had experienced in his travels to Europe. A museum designed by Ann Beha and DesignLAB Architects was added in 2007 to the existing Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery to provide inspiring new space for exhibitions and programs. Hours March – December Closed Monday Tuesday through Friday: 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 5pm Closed January – February and major holidays Free for members; Adults $8; Students and senior citizens $6; Child
Arthur Carter Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course

158 Van Dyke Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

A Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole regulation-length golf course created on 182-acres during the Works Progress Administration. 71-par, 6,370 yards, 70.2 rating, 120 slope. Amsterdam “Muni” has a putting green, practice bunker, chipping area, driving range, pull carts, pro-shop and clubhouse offering food and dining. Seasonal – open 7am to sunset
Bellinger’s Apple Orchard

685 Argersinger Road
Fultonville, NY 12072

The Winnie/Bellinger farm has been in the same family since 1804. The orchard originated in 1930 by Furman and Mildred Bellinger, parents of Tom Bellinger. Tom and Betty bought the farm from his parents in 1963. They decided to plant more trees and started the pick-your-own operation. Since 1998, Tom and his son-in-law have been adding newer varieties for a current total of 30 kinds of apples for pick-your-own. The farm market includes ready-picked apples, fresh sweet cider, homemade cider donuts, honey, maple syrup, cheese, and other local NYS products. Featuring a challenging five-acre themed corn maze, children’s hay maze, large pumpkin patch and a picnic area with incredible views of the countryside. Open daily September through mid-November rain or shine.
Butterfat Farm

269 Brower Road
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

All of our animals are fed NOFA certified grain and we use no chemical/pesticides on vegetables. Farm products include; eggs, vegetables, strawberries, flowers, garlic, pork. Farm animals; free-range poultry, feeder pigs and Tamworth swine breeding stock. Delivery of eggs and vegetables is available. Appointments can be scheduled for tours and berries. Open year-round.
Canajoharie Boat Launch

Located at Waterfront Park
off Route 10 and Church Street, NY 13317


Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call village office at (518) 673-5512, for more information.
Canajoharie Country Club

154 Country Club Rd.
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Designed by Scott & John North, an 18-hole regulation-length, daily-fee golf course created in 1936. 71-par, 6,146 yards, 69 rating, 118 slope. Canajoharie Country Club has a putting green, practice bunker, chipping area, driving range, pull carts, pro-shop with rental clubs and a restaurant offering food and beverage. Walking and member-owned carts allowed. Seasonal – call for hours.
Cashin's Farm

225 Argersinger Rd.
Fultonville, NY 12072

Cashin’s Farm started in 1988 with pick-your-own strawberries and has since expanded to blackberries, currants, raspberries and a selection of vegetables available at local farmer’s markets. Selling in season at Johnstown on Tuesdays from 3 to 6, Amsterdam on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 and Schenectady on Thursdays from 9 to 1.
Charleston Historical Society

Polin Road west of St. Hwy 30 A
Charleston, NY 12166

The Charleston Historical Society is a National and State Historic Registered Site founded in 1978 with the purpose of preserving and documenting local history. Headquartered in a restored church originally built during the presidency of George Washington and re-built during the mid-1880’s, its Victorian features are still intact. Exhibits include local artifacts, photos, records, literature and audio recordings of residents of the community. All programs held throughout the year are free and open to the public. Memberships welcomed. Building open by appointment.
The Town of Charleston is the only town in Montgomery County that does not border the Mohawk River. What it has in abundance is forest. The Charleston State Forest contains a large portion of what was called the Clarke Lands. James Clarke, the original grantee, had a three-life lease with the tenants on the land, but when that lease expired in the 1840s, his great-grandson raised the rent. This was during the height of the anti-rent wars and many of the tenants not only abandoned the land, but also burned down the houses and barns they had built rather than let Clarke’s great grandson benefit from them. The Town of Charleston lost over two thirds of its population in the next 60 years. The 4,600-acres of the Charleston State Forest include much of this land, which went back to nature. It also includes The Warrior Trail, a path running north to south near the Waite Drive area that was said to be a major route for Mohawk Indians to access the Mohawk River and the Sara
Clancy Farms

265 Heiser Road
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Vegetables; tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, shallots, garlic, summer & winter squash, cucumbers, and herbs. Open June-December, Monday & Tuesday 1-5pm, other days by appointment.
Conbeer’s Farm

1807 Hickory Hill Road
Fonda, NY 12068

No chemicals are used on this farm. Strawberries, blueberries, pick-your-own raspberries. Summer vegetables, sweet corn, garlic. Also selling canned goods, baked goods, honey, maple syrup and eggs. Fall activities include corn mazes, petting zoos, pumpkin patch, hay, family and school tours. Open June-November from 9am-6pm.
Country Valley Veterinary Clinic

5877 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Full service Veterinary Hospital. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri – 8am – 5pm. Thurs. 8am – 8pm.
Creative Connections Art Center

303 East Main Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Classes in the arts for all ages! Community activities like a shared garden, mural painting and more! Vision: To inspire creative connections and spark community arts expression in a collaborative environment for the enrichment and unification of the community at large. Mission: To celebrate the diverse creativity of individuals and groups; stretch and stimulate imaginations for greater self-discovery; foster participation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts; encourage sponsorship, interaction and community outreach; act as ambassadors of arts education, learning, sharing and dreaming; embrace cultural awareness about the arts and offer extraordinary collaborative arts experiences (visual arts, theatre, music, dance, writing, crafting and more) that the community will treasure; create a captivating, positive, inclusive atmosphere that brings people together through idea-exchange, creative enrichment, celebration, open communication and meaningful dialogue.
Creek’s Edge Elk Farm

894 State Hwy 80
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-4014 (518) 568-5476

Creek’s Edge Elk Farm raises and sells elk, a delicious, naturally low-fat meat. Individual cuts by the pound at our on-farm store, plus a selection of our meat at the Mohawk Harvest Co-op store in Gloversville. Elk Meat, Antlers. Open year round. Tours by appointment.
Crum Creek CSA

192 Crum Creek Road
St Johnsville , NY 13452

Crystal Grove Diamond Mine and Campground

161 County Highway 114
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Spacious, wooded campground with modern conveniences right next to “Herkimer Diamond” (quartz) mines for tents, RV or cabin renters. Spend the day collecting beautiful “Herkimer Diamonds” Three collecting areas open to day trippers. Open 7 days a week, mid-April thru Columbus Day. DAILY MINING RATES FOR 2015: Adults: $12.00 Children (5 through 13 years old): $10.00 Children (4 years or less): free
Damin Farm

8075 St. Hwy 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

A second-generation working dairy farm growing vegetables, sweet corn and pumpkins. We have cider jellies, honey, maple syrup and Indian corn. Tours are available. Open March 1- October 31.
The Montgomery County Department of History and Archives protects a vast collection of historical and genealogical resources and original county records. Research fees for requests by mail only. Sept-June open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm. July & August, Mon-Fri. 9am-4pm. Closed legal holidays
Herkimer Diamonds have been long known to minerals collectors in New York State and world wide. The region’s layers of dolostone contain pockets which yield thousands of these beautiful crystals every year. Diamond Acres is a tract of forested land that yields large and small crystals from the rock and soil. Open May 1st-end of October. Group appointments available. $2 per day
Duncraven Farms Dairy

1124 Stone Arabia Road
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Home delivery of milk, cream, eggs, butter and Palatine cheese products.
Dygert Farm

243 Dygert Road
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

The Dygert family farm was established in 1723 and is one of the few farms that has survived to become a Bicentennial farm. The dairy is located in Mohawk Valley and currently is milking 54 cows with over 300 acres. Please call if you would like to visit.
El Rancho Drive-In Theatre

6070 State Route 5
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

Movieline (518) 883-5735

Built in 1951 and running continuously since its opening in 1952, the El Rancho Drive-In still has its original 60’x90’ screen. The lot accommodates 400 cars. Before showtime, the smell of popcorn, burgers and fried food wafts from the traditional flat-roof concession stand, luring people from their frolicking to oldies music on the front lawn. The only thing different from the old days is that the sound for the movies can now be played through the automobile and portable FM radios, eliminating the need to hang clunky wired speakers from the car windows.
Emerald Cinemas

136 Perth Plaza
Amsterdam, NY 12010

MOVIE HOTLINE (518) 842-1861 or OFFICES

Movie Theater: Modern sound systems, including four DTS 6 Channel Digitalound and two 3D screens. Plenty of parking.
Our roadside stand features a variety of homegrown fresh produce, garlic and maple syrup. Produce wagon and cutter sleigh rentals for store, hotel or restaurant displays. Open summer and fall.
Old Erie Canal Lock 33 is a double-chamber lock, with the south chamber double-length on the head (western) end. It had a lift of 6.031 feet to the west. It was built in 1838-1840, and the south chamber was lengthened in 1887-1888. When the Erie Barge Canal was constructed between 1905 and 1918, most of the older Erie Canal was either destroyed or abandoned. The 1960s brought a renewed interest in history, and legislation introduced in 1966 laid the groundwork for creating a state park along the old canal. Still, the enlarged double locks at St. Johnsville were used as an unofficial garbage dump as late as 1999. A volunteer team led by Terry Potoczny spent countless hours cleaning tons of junk, recording a partial inventory that included 125 tires, a snowmobile, a motorcycle, assorted bicycle parts, refrigerators, kitchen stoves and a television. Today, there is a historical marker, interpretative signs and picnic tables at Lock 33 along the paths and trails of the modern Erie Canal.
How can a boat climb a waterfall? Or a barge travel over rapids? They can’t. Canals are built to dodge these boating hazards using a series of locks and levels. Locks are elevators for boats, lifting and lowering them as they travel along the waterway. Levels are long stretches of flat water between the locks. The Erie Canal locks lift your vessel a total of 565 feet above sea level from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. Seven of the 57 locks on the Erie Canal are in Montgomery County, each with a park and picnic area. For more information about traveling by water, contact the New York State Canal Corporation toll-free at 1-800-4CANAL4. Use your own boat or rent a fully equipped canal boat, and chart your own course. Marinas provide a full range of services for transient boaters. You can tie up and explore canal towns built in the 19th-century and bicycle or walk to nearby attractions.; The Canalway Water Trail is geared toward small boaters along the 524-mile New York

375 Langley Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-3556

Daylilies, perennial plants and native plants. Proprietor is a Cornell Master Forester owner and educates others. Open May-September. Please call ahead to visit.
First Baptist Church

Polin Road
Charleston, NY 12166

The historic First Baptist Church in Charleston is believed to have been built in the 1820s and remodeled during the 1860s. It is a rural vernacular wood-frame church executed in the late Federal/early Greek Revival style. The 1.5-story, heavy timber-framed structure features a square, hip-roofed bell tower. Also on the property are a cemetery, dry-laid stone wall, and receiving vault. The majority of the burials date to the early 19th century, since the church had been organized about 1793. The Charleston Historical Society acquired the property in 1978. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
The Mohawk River throughout Montgomery County provides a diverse fishery with peaceful, lush surroundings. Because of the Erie Canal, parking and boat launching sites are unparalleled. There are countless spots to discover glorious fishing by boat, as well as a generous selection of public launch sites. Wheelchair accessible facilities are maintained at Lock 10 and at Nelliston. The stretch of the river from Lock 13 to Lock 16 has abundant carp, perch and bass. Schoharie Creek flows into the Mohawk just above lock 12, making exciting bass fishing throughout the season and walleye fishing in the early spring. Other tributaries and ponds In Montgomery County provide a rich variety of largemouth bass, perch and trout opportunities. Auries Creek, Tribes Hill, (42.933, -74.315) Bowmans Creek, Sprout Brook, (42.85, -74.677) Briggs Run, Randall, (42.92, -74.444) Brimstone Creek, Sharon Springs (42.847, -74.608) Bunn Creek, Amsterdam (42.94, -74.186) Buttermilk Falls, Carlisle (42
Fonda Fairgrounds

21 South Bridge Street
Fonda, NY 12068

Home of the Fonda Fair and Fonda Speedway. Horse shows, farm expos and other events held Spring, Summer, Fall. Events at this Location May 04, ’15 9:30am – Sep 05, ’15 8:00pm – Mohawk Valley Music Fest Ticket Sales Jul 09, ’15 6:30pm – Jul 23, ’15 8:30pm – Visual Arts Classes – Painted Floor Cloths Jul 13, ’15 6:30pm – Jul 27, ’15 8:30pm – Visual Arts Classes – Pastels Jul 18, ’15 10:00am – Jul 18, ’15 3:00pm – Visual Arts Classes – Embellished Soft Sculpture Aug 02, ’15 12:00pm – Aug 02, ’15 5:00pm – Kaleidoscope of the Arts Sep 01, ’15
Fonda Speedway

1204 Kings Road
Fonda, NY 12068

Saturday night stock car racing on a half-mile dirt track. Saturday nights – 6:45pm-10:30pm
Fort Hunter Free Library

167 Fort Hunter Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 627-4142

“Get Creative @ Your Library” this summer. Join us at the Fort Hunter Free Library, where children can explore their creative side through writing, painting and music. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Youth Bureau and the Mohawk Valley Library System, this program is open to young people – preschool through young adult – with programs, crafts, prizes, story hours and entertainers. Stop in and pick up a flyer of summer events. All activities are free and open to the public. Library Hours Monday 3pm -8pm Tuesday 9:30am – 2:30pm Wednesday 3pm – 8pm Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm Sat. and Sun. – closed
Fort Klock Historic Restoration

7203 State Route 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

The 1750 fortified home of fur-trader Johannes Klock, located east of St. Johnsville, is a Colonial settlement of the French and Indian period. The Fort Klock Historic Restoration is a National Historic Landmark which includes a 1790s Dutch barn, blacksmith shop and an 1825 schoolhouse. Memorial Day thru mid-October, Tues-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Small admission fee. Fort Klock has a membership program for those who wish to share their time and gifts. Members receive the Fort Klock newsletter, calendar of events and the pride of knowing they are helping to preserve a Mohawk Valley Landmark. By preserving the past, we share it with the future. Events at this Location May 25, ’15 10:00am – May 25, ’15 4:00pm – Fort Klock Opening Day Jun 13, ’15 10:00am – Apr 14, ’15 4:00pm – Hammer In at Fort Klock Jul 04, ’15 12:00pm â
Dutch Plaza parking lot Thursday 1pm-5pm May – November
Fort Plain Free Library and Visitor Center

19 Willett Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-4646

The Fort Plain Free Library seeks to provide educational and recreational materials and programs to all segments of the population. In addition to a collection totaling over 20,000 volumes, the library also circulates videos, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and CD, and magazines. Interlibrary loans makes available material in most of these formats not owned by the Fort Plain Library. Programming regularly includes a six-week Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults; an adult literature reading/discussion series; and a monthly pre-school story hour. Free WiFi. Online databases and encyclopedias, word processing and similar programs are also available. Fax and photocopy services for a fee. Library Hours Monday 10am – 5pm Tuesday 10am – 5pm Wednesday 10am – 5pm Thursday 10am – 5pm Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12pm Sunday – Closed
Fort Plain Museum

389 Canal St. (Route 5S)
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Revolutionary War Fort Plain also known as Fort Rensselaer, was built in 1778 after the Cherry Valley Massacre and remained in service through 1800. The Museum and Historical Park is 5 acres that includes the stone farm house (museum)m site of the fort, and much more. Hours: May & June:  Wednesday thru Sunday, 10am-4pm. July & August:  7  days, 10am-4pm. September & October: Friday - Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Free Bird Farm

497 McKinley Rd.
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

Pasture-raised poultry, organic vegetables, grass-fed beef and pork. May-October. Please call for specific hours.
Frothingham Free Library

28 West Main Street
Fonda, NY 12068

Books for children and adults, large print books, ebooks, audio books, DVDs, CDs, videos, interlibrary loans, internet access, fax, copier, mini art gallery with a new artist each month. Dozens of magazines for teens and adults. Books on tape, large print books, audio books videos, CDS, and cassettes. Internet, informational databases and other educational software. MVLS Reference, interlibrary loan, web-based catalog. Children’s summer reading program. FAX and copier service for a fee. Free WiFi. Every Wednesday at 1pm, story hour and crafts for children; First & third Tuesday of each month at 1pm, Book chats for adults. Library hours: Monday 11am – 7pm Tuesday 11am – 7pm Wednesday 11am – 7pm Closed Thursday and Sunday Friday 12 – 7pm Saturday 9am – 1pm
GFWC Century Club

130 Guy Park Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The goal of the Century Club was and still is the mental, moral and social development of its members and the civic improvement of the community. We sponsor annual scholarships, support the arts and participate in community projects that promote friendship and understanding within the community. We are women from all walks of life, races and cultures, who come together to make our home, community and world a better place to live. Special events held. Club rentals available. Events at this Location May 29, ’15 9:00am – May 29, ’15 3:00pm – Annual Garage Sale May 30, ’15 9:00am – May 30, ’15 3:00pm – Annual Garage Sale May 30, ’15 1:00pm – May 30, ’15 4:00pm – Spring Fever BBQ Oct 24, ’15 11:00am – Oct 24, ’
The popular geocaching phenomenon has a strong following in Montgomery County because of its wealth of state parks and forests, tourist sites and historic landmarks. Geocachers are treasure hunters who follow clues, hints and GPS coordinates left on a geocaching website to locate boxes of trinkets and goodies left behind by other game players. The rules say if you take something, you have to leave something for the next player. Always remember when searching for geocache do so at your own risk. Montgomery County is not responsible for any injuries or lost items of geocachers.
Glen Glade Farms

161 Fancher Road
Fultonville, NY 12072

(518) 922-7006, (518) 922-9022

Specializing in hydroponic lettuce and greens. Year-round lettuce, seasonal vegetables crops and greens; choy, kale, mustard and chard. Several varieties or herbs; basil, mint and rosemary. Tours can be arranged by appointment. Open year-round.
Glen Historic District

NY 30A
NY 161 and Logtown Road, NY 12072

Glen Historic District is a national historic district that includes 52 contributing buildings and two contributing sites. The district encompasses the historic core of a rural crossroads hamlet. The majority of the structures are 1.5 or 2-story, timber framed buildings with gable roofs. At the crossroads are the most distinguished buildings: two large Federal style residences, a mid-19th century general store and a distinguished Second Empire style brick residence built in 1878. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Friday night modified, sportsman and street stock racing. Friday Nights – 5pm gates open, 7pm hot laps; 7:30pm racing
Glenbrook Farm

142 Brooks Rd
Fultonville, NY 12072

Glenbrook Farm is a small nursery focussing on a wide selection rather than mass production of a deep inventory. More than 1,500 varieties of hostas; daylilies; irises; 50+ species and varieties of peony; 150+ different conifers and deciduous trees; 50+ varieties of rare and popular lilacs; flowering trees and shrubs; unusual perennials, clematis; ferns; alpines; wildflowers; ornamental grasses; bulbs. In a bucolic setting surrounded by green fields and pastures where Paso Fino and Amish horses cavort. Call for appointment
Green Hill Cemetery

Church and Cornell
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Green Hill Cemetery is an historic rural cemetery established in 1858. It encompasses 14,860 individual interments marked by imposing mausolea, elaborate monuments, family plots, decorative markers and simple stones. It includes four contributing structures: Church Street entrance gate, upper pedestrian gate and path, receiving vault and Sanford mausoleum. Notable burials include congressman Benedict Arnold (1780-1849) and his grandson Lt. Benedict Arnold Leonard (1840-1864). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Guy Park State Historic Site is a house built in 1774 in the Georgian architectural style for Guy Johnson, the Irish-born nephew and son-in-law to Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, the British Superintendent for Indian Affairs in colonial New York. Built of limestone, the house was originally situated on a square mile of land on the north side of the Mohawk River and near it for access to water transportation. Guy Park was used for years in the early nineteenth century as a tavern and stagecoach stop, as it was on the Mohawk Turnpike next to the river, the two main transportation routes across the state. The Erie Canal was completed in 1825, and a lock is located near the house. Later, the house was sold and served again as a private residence for many years. In 1907 the mansion was purchased by the state for preservation as a historic site. In the early 21st century, it was adapted for use as a local history museum, the Walter Elwood Museum. It was added to the National Register of
Haven of Hope Farm Stand and Bake Shop

19 Cemetery Street
Fonda NY, NY 12068

(518) 522-3342

Market stand with produce grown on the farm and baked goods. Helps fund Haven of Hope Farm and Residence, transitional housing and services for homeless women and children. Friday Noon to 6pm Saturday 9am to 4pm
Haylo Acres

502 Freybush Rd.
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Pork, beef, hay, goats, Oberhash and Alpine goats. Service bucks available. Call for hours and appointment to bottle feed newborn kids.
Hickory Springs Farm

371 Swart Hill Rd.
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Production of feeder commercial beef and cattle, hay and grain, retail feed and grow. Please call for hours and appointments.
High Acres Elk Farm

684 Currytown Rd
Sprakers, NY 12166

(518) 922-5814

Open to the public everyday except Wednesday. Educational tours available by appointment.
Hilltop Paintball Sports Complex

565 River Road
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Paintball sports complex fields & store. 6 fields: NPPL Style Speedball, Woods/Farm Combo Field, Extreme Woodsball Field, Scenario Big Game Woodsball, Tepee Village, Upper War Zone
Historic West Hill School

3 Otsego Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317

West Hill School was designed by prominent local architect Archimedes Russell (1890-1915) and built 1891-1893. It is a 3.5-story, stone masonry institutional building. It features a stone tower with open belfry containing the original school bell. It continued in educational use for over 100 years. It was constructed on the site of the Canajoharie Academy, where in 1846, Susan B. Anthony began a teaching position as head of the girls division. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The building was acquired by the Mohawk Valley Collective in 2013, which has been working with volunteer labor to secure the building and develop a business plan and investors to bring it back into productive use.
Howe Caverns Adventure Park

255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave, NY 12092

A prehistoric cavern more than 6 million years in the making with stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone formations and serpentine passages. Above ground is a ropes course with 28 varying elements of difficulty and a 26’ rock wall. A four-tower 900-foot zip line and the Air Jumper, which allows participants to jump 18-feet in the air and perform aerial stunts. A 6,000-square foot gem and mining building filled with treasure from around the world allow gem panning.
Hu-Hill Organic Farm and Farm Store

232 Lighthall Road
Fort Plain, NY 13339

A certified organic family farm featuring eggs, maple syrup, venison, grass-fed beef, seasonal vegetables, berries, organic raw milk, hay and mushrooms. Call ahead for tours. Open all year.
Hummingbird Hills Winery

1442 Burtonsville Road
Fultonville, NY 12072

A small family owned winery with a love for country living and good wine. Our unique wine is produced from fruit grown in Montgomery County and vinified with minimal preservatives. Featuring a tasting room and tours, wine and related products. Special events and fundraisers. Open Spring thru Fall Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm, weekdays by appointment.
Iroquois Lanes

192 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317

(518) 673-5498

Air conditioned bowling alley, with glow bowling on Saturday nights, bumper bowling, birthday parties, pro shop, lessons, automatic accu-scoring and the Ten Pin Grill & Sports Bar.
Built in 1786 as a residence and mercantile trading post, the Isaac Paris House has been home to the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1932. Until 1790 it was the largest building west of Schenectady. Open by appointment.
Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community

4934 Route 5
Fonda, NY 12068

518-673-4197 or 518-584-9270

A traditional community of Mohawk families. Kanatsiohareke (“the clean pot”) is a gift shop of Native American crafts, apparel and books. Also offering a working farm with hay and sleigh rides. Kanatsiohareke is a sustainable, living Onkwehon, a community grounded in Rotinonhsionni culture – its language, land and social structure. Annual festivals, conferences and pow-wows are held on the grounds. Native language immersion classes. Open daily 9am-5pm. Email: June 27-28 – Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Strawberry Festival 10am -6pm
Stop by and try our sweet corn, vegetables in season, berries, pumpkins, honey, tomatoes, melons, baked goods, hay and straw. Farm stand features a retail shop with crafts, jams and jellies, candles, a cafe serving sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and beverages. Family fun in the fall with corn mazes and hay rides (by appointment). Please call to schedule educational tours. Open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm. Mid April October.
Bowling Alley, Skyview Grill, Skyview Lounge with live music, Birthday Party Specials Mon – Wed: 12pm – 10pm Thu – Fri: 12pm – 11pm Sat: 9am – 12:30am Sun: 12pm – 6pm *************************
Landis Arboretum

174 Lape Road
Esperance, NY 12066

The Landis Arboretum is one of only three arboreta in eastern North America with old-growth forests – and Landis has two. Straddling Schoharie and Montgomery counties, Landis has trees and shrubs from around the world and noteworthy native collections, a nationally recognized collection of oaks of the Northeast, the charming Van Loveland perennial gardens and 8 miles of hiking/walking trails and wetlands. The grounds are open daily from dawn until dusk. Suggested donation $5 per person, $15 per family
Light Up The Sky With The Marching Rams

154 Brookside Avenue
Amsterdam 12010, NY 12010

(518) 843-3052

A drive through light show with illuminated arches and over 400 handmade, hand painted display pieces ranging in size from 2’ to 10’ high. Some of the displays featured are Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Garfield, The Flintstones, The Jetsons and many more. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Amsterdam High School Marching Rams. Students dress in costumes and dance, Santa and Mrs. Claus greet all who enter. A unique Show that won the Barbara Spraker Tourism Award. November 30 – December 23 6:30pm – 9pm $5 per Vehicle
Little Red Schoolhouse

Cemetery Street
Fonda, NY 12068

(518) 853-4226

The little red schoolhouse is a pre-1870 one-room schoolhouse furnished with original desks, artifacts and memorabilia. Open by appointment.
A 748-acre wilderness area adjacent to the Charleston State Forest. Includes 2.2 miles of designated ATV trails.
Margaret Reaney Memorial Library and Museum

19 Kingsbury Avenue
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Extensive Revolutionary and Civil War displays, period rooms, paintings and bronzes, farm and trade tools and genealogical resources. Open year round. Hours: M, T, W, F – 9:30 am – 5pm Sat 9:30 am – noon Th, Sun – Closed
Montgomery County has plentiful public marinas and boat launches along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. Lock E10 Lower End, ramp, south shore, off Route 5S, 2.5 miles east of Amsterdam Amsterdam Riverlink Park, north shore, Front Street, Amsterdam DEC Launch Amsterdam, hard surface ramp, north shore, off Route 5N one mile east of Amsterdam. Head south past the railroad gate 0.22 miles on Quist Road Port Jackson Launch, Erie Terrace, ramp, south shore, Amsterdam Schoharie Crossing State Launch, concrete ramp, south shore, west of Fort Hunter on 5S at Schoharie Crossing, Town of Glen Canajoharie Riverfront Park, south shore, east of Lock 14 near the Route 10/Church Street bridge DEC Launch Canajoharie, hard surface ramp, south shore, west of Route 10 bridge in Canajoharie DEC Launch Nelliston, hard surface ramp, north shore, off Route 80 in Village of Nelliston. Take Old Station Road south 0.14 miles toward Wastewater Plant Cranesville, south shore, off NY Route 5S, 3.4 miles eastÂ
We raise alpacas for their fiber which we process into yarn and roving for knitting and spinning. We carry a variety of alpaca products, many of them handmade. Items sold in our farm and at local events. Open year round by appointment.
Mini Horse Farm

2013 Wagners Hollow Road
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Everything is grown as nature intended, no chemicals used. Vegetable and herb plants, strawberries, raspberries and grapes in season. Also available are fresh herbs and garlic, mesclun mix, eggs and flowers. Open April – October 8am-6pm Closed
The Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook is a park over the Mohawk River and Erie Canal that will connect the North and South sides of Amsterdam while celebrating its heritage.
Mohawk Valley Produce Auction

840 Fordsbush Road (off Route 80)
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Amish communities from Montgomery County, along with neighboring communities in Otsego County, built a structure to house produce auctions. The auctions provide a venue for large quantity purchasing of local agricultural products. Restaurant owners, retail food stores and consumers are encouraged to bid and purchase their quantity produce needs from these auctions. Fresh vegetable, flowers, shrubs, vegetable plant, and baked goods. Open 11am every Tuesday and Friday
Mosher Marsh Preserve

262 Manny’s Corners Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Ellie Peters donated this 43-acre preserve to Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy in 2008. It includes a natural wetland with several shallow man-made ponds and a small tributary to the Chuctanunda Creek. The site also contains a mix of fields with woods and a historic family cemetery and a loop trail with a 300-foot boardwalk that runs through the wetland. Plant and widlife include marsh marigolds, bloodroot flowers, a beaver lodge and dam, four “potholes” (shallow bodies of water) designed to attract wood ducks. The marsh is open from dawn to dusk. Parking access. A kiosk near the parking area details the marsh plant life and the history of the land dating back to the Revolutionary War.
NEPPA Hatchery and The Pasture

660 Fordsbush Road
Fort Plain, NY 12070

Garlic: German white and Spanish roja; spring and fall greens (grown in high tunnels). Open August-November. Special tours can be arranged, please call ahead. Small scale hatchery offering Cornish Cross, Red Sex-Linked layer and Broad-Breasted White day-old chicks and turkey poults by mail or pickup.
The New York State Canalway Trail System is one of the most extensive trail networks in the country, comprising a network of more than 260 miles of existing multi-use, recreational trails across upstate New York, major segments of which are adjacent to the waterways of the NYS Canal System or the remnants of the Old Erie Canal. Montgomery County hosts part of the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway – a 60-mile Trail along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River between St. Johnsville and Waterford, which connects with the 36-mile Old Erie Canal State Park Trail in Central New York; the 100-mile Erie Canal Heritage Trail in Western New York; and the eight-mile Glens Falls Feeder Canal Heritage Trail in the foothills of the Adirondacks near Lake George. In addition, there are smaller segments of Canalway Trail. Many sections of the Mohawk-Hudson segment were built on former grades of the 19th-century Erie Canal towpath. The trail is continuous except for a segment between Rotterdam Juncti
National Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha

3628 St Hwy 5
Fonda, NY 12068

The first Native American saint in North America, Kateri Tekakwitha, lived in Caughnawaga (present-day Fonda) from 1666, when she was ten years old, until 1677, when she fled on foot to Kahnawake, a Christian village in Quebec, Canada, to live the remaining three years of her life. Kateri was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1980. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI approved the second miracle needed for Kateri to be named a Roman Catholic saint (the 2006 healing of a boy using relics from Kateri’s grave and prayers for her intercession.) She was canonized as a patron saint of the environment and ecology by Benedict XVI at Saint Peter’s Basilica in 2012. Her shrine includes a rustic chapel in an 18th-century Dutch barn and displays of artifacts from the only fully excavated Mohawk village of that era. Nearby flows the holy spring in which she was baptized. Many pilgrims claim cures after drawing its crystal clear water and praying through the intercessio
Natural Bridge Farm

778 State Highway 67 East
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Bedding and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, geraniums, sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, beans, cucumbers, pumpkins and gourds. Natural bridge on premises. Open spring, summer and fall 9am-6pm.

449 Nellis Rd.
Fort Plain, NY 12070

(518) 993-2978

Dairy Farm established in 1723. Call for hours
Nelliston Historic District

Nelliston, NY 13410

Nelliston Historic District is a national historic district including 56 contributing buildings. It encompasses three of Nelliston’s residential streets developed between 1860 and 1890. It also includes the area along the railroad tracks containing two freight houses and the 1902 railroad station. Notable residential structures include the Abram Nellis Mansion, a brick 2-story Italianate style dwelling dated to the 1860s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Nightingales Maple Farm

4888 Jersey Hill Rd
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Cliff and Sally Nightingale make and bottle 100% pure New York State maple syrup, maple cream, candy, fudge, and jelly. Each year two weekends in March are designated as Maple Weekend, a special open house where the public is invited to come and see how we make maple syrup. Farm tours. Call for hours.
Old Fort Johnson

Junction of Route 5 and Route 67 in Fort Johnson
Fort Johnson, NY 12070

Old Fort Johnson, the 1749 fortified limestone home of Sir William Johnson, is representative of the best of colonial architecture. No other home of a prominent New York citizen of the colonial period has survived so untouched by the changes of style and time. This National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization established to collect and preserve Mohawk Valley history. It is the Society’s intent to present the Fort as close to the way it was during Sir William’s lifetime as can now be determined. Most furnishings are contemporary to Johnson’s time, and a number of items are from the Johnson family. The Fort also houses exhibits that include a collection of Native American artifacts focusing on the Mohawk Valley; the Betsey Reynolds Voorhees room, which articulates the life and times of a prominent 19th-century lady; the attic, which holds pieces tha
Old Grist Mill

1679 Mill Road
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

This 3-story old grist mill constructed in 1835 of limestone has three secret rooms below the basement floor that were used as waiting rooms for the Underground Railroad. Each night when it was dark, the water to the 30-foot waterwheel was turned off and the 3-foot square, 1,000-foot long tunnel became an escape route for fleeing slaves. The grist mill is used as an ice cream and billiards parlor in a complex of historic vacation cottages overlooking a stone-encased natural gorge. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Palatine Bridge Freight House

East of Palatine Bridge on NY 5

Palatine Bridge Freight House is a historic freight depot in a rectangular limestone building constructed in the mid-1850s. It measures 300 feet long and is a fine example of a mid 19th century storage house. It has a low slope gable roof with overhanging eaves. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Palatine Church

East of Palatine Bridge on NY 5
Nelliston, NY 13410

A beautiful stone church built by the Palatine Lutherans in 1770, the Palatine Church is a small, rectangular, one-story structure with massive stone walls. It features a traditional meetinghouse plan. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Open by appointment.
Palatine Valley Dairy

Route 5
Nelliston, NY 13410

Cheddar cheese, flavored cheddar cheese, fresh & flavored cheese curd. The only cheddar plant in Northeast, with 25 flavors of cheddar. Store features local and state producers. Store and plant open to the public. Tours can be scheduled to view the cheese-making process. Open all year, Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm.
Pangaea’s Puddle Ski School

392 Mahr Road
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Pangaea Puddle has two 2,000-foot man-made lakes for water-skiing training and events, plus soccer fields, trap shooting and an event pavilion. Both lakes are record-capable with judging towers and slalom and jump video installed. The lake bottoms contain quite a bit of clay, so silt is present and the water provides a soft skiing experience.
Fudge, 13 varieties of apples, cider, pumpkins, potatoes, cheese, honey and more. U-pick and ready picked apples. Open September to December, Monday to Sunday 10am-6pm.
Pawling Hall

86 Pawling Street
Hagaman, NY 12086

Pawling Hall is an historic meeting hall built in 1891. Its simple two-story, brick masonry frame features an Italianate gable roof. It incorporates a meeting hall, small performance stage and village government offices. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Pickle Hill Bulk Foods/Greenhouse

709 Pickle Hill Road
Fort Plain, NY 12070

Our farm features two greenhouse with flowers and vegetable plants that are in season for retail. We also feature a small retail bulk food store which offers flour, sugar, salt, spices and many other things. We have a large apple sale in season. No Sunday sales.
Pretzel Farm

121 Brookmans Corner Rd
Fort Plain, NY 12070

(518) 993-2778

Hay. Call for hours
Montgomery County has a wealth of private homes that have survived more than a century, many of which are listed with the National Register of Historic Places. For a full listing visit the National Register of Historic Places website or the National Register of Historic Places Wikipedia listing, which includes photographs and Google maps links.  
Riverlink Park

Amsterdam, NY 12010

An elevated walkway with breathtaking views links downtown Amsterdam to a riverside plaza area with open-air stage, children’s playground, visitor’s center, gardens and 300 feet of transient boat docking. Free concerts during July and August. Events at this Location Jul 04, ’15 7:00pm – Jul 04, ’15 9:00pm – Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez at Riverlink Concerts Jul 04, ’15 7:00pm – Jul 04, ’15 9:00pm – Hot Club of Saratoga at Riverlink Concerts Jul 18, ’15 7:00pm – Jul 18, ’15 9:00pm – Tony’s Polka Band at Riverlink Concerts Jul 25, ’15 7:00pm – Jul 25, ’15 9:00pm – Jocelyn Arndt at Riverlink Concerts Aug 08, ’1
Rolling Hills Country Club

2258 St. Hwy. 5
Fort Johnson, NY 12070

(518) 829-7817, (518) 829-7423 (Pro Shop

Once a private fraternity, Rolling Hills is open to public play and membership. Aside from the serene views of the Summer’s Mohawk River and picturesque Upstate New York landscape, the course presents golf enthusiasts with a relaxed pace of play, superb course conditions and tee times at your convenience. Olympic-size swimming pool and tennis courts, modern clubhouse, bar, restaurant and banquet facilities and golf cart storage. The 18-hole, par-71, 6,700-yard, 121-slope Antlers Golf Course has a 68.3 rating.
Honey, bees, wax. Open all year. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Harvest honey August – November
Rural Grove State Forest

Routes 162 and Logtown Road
Rural Grove, NY 12166

Rural Grove State Forest was named after the nearby hamlet of Rural Grove, which had previously been called Leatherville because of the tannin industry. Its 2,000 acres contain a sizeable chunk of the Clarke Lands, which were abandoned by tenant farmers during the anti-rent wars of the 1840s. The state bought the land in the 1930s for timber production, recreational use, watershed production and wildlife habitat. Big game hunting for white-tailed deer is popular in Rural Grove State Forests. The area also supports small game, such as turkey, squirrel and grouse. Trapping is allowed for beaver, muskrat, fox and coyote, according to season. Shibley Road and Carron Road are unplowed roads used by snowmobiles and cross-country skiers.
The Saint Johnsville Community House includes village offices located in the 1869 Italianate high-Victorian Bates-Englehardt Mansion. With Austrian crystal chandeliers and original period rooms, a brick solarium was added in 1916 and enlarged and converted to an auditorium in 1934. The original Italianate style flat roof with cupola was replaced in 1916 with a Georgian style roof. The front entrance features a Colonial Revival style porch added in 1909. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Open week days 8AM-4PM.
Saint Stanislaus is an historic Roman Catholic church complex consisting of the church (1897), St. Stanislaus School (1906), convent (1934) and rectory (1940). The church is a “T” shaped brick building on a foundation of cut limestone. A transept was added in 1912. It features an engaged bell tower with pyramidal roof and finials. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Samuel Sweet Canal Store

65 Bridge Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Samuel Sweet Canal Store is an historic commercial building constructed about 1847. It is a three-story, rectangular building measuring approximately 30 feet by 70 feet, built of rough cut, pale grey limestone with a shallow, pitched gable roof. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Sand Flats Orchard and Greenhouse

371 Martin Road
Fonda, NY 12068

Family-friendly business featuring 12 varieties of apples. Pick your own or ready-picked apples, cider donuts/bakery, honey and maple products. We also sell melons, tomatoes, sweet corn, vegetables and pumpkins. featuring two greenhouses. Tours arranged by appointment. Open May through December Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm
Sanford Stud Farm

Corner of Route 30 & Tessiero Square
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The Friends of Sanford Stud Farm is a not-for-profit organization in partnership with the Town of Amsterdam formed to help oversee the restoration and preservation of the former Sanford Stud Farm as a Heritage Center because of its historical, educational, architectural and cultural significance. Home of the Amsterdam Uptown Farm Market and other special events throughout the year. Events at this Location Jun 19, ’15 6:30pm – Horse Tales & Cocktails Jun 20, ’15 10:00am – Friends of Sanford Stud Farm Open
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century’s greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibits trace the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation. Within the site’s boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal’s development. At the eastern end of the site, Putman’s Lock Stand houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site’s largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek. Hours: Grounds Dawn until Dusk All Year – Visitor Center May 1st – October 31st
Schoharie River Center

2025 Burtonsville Road
Burtonsville, NY 12066

The Schoharie River Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educational and cultural programming about the Schoharie Creek and the communities which make up the Schoharie River Valley. Formed in 1999, it is a membership organization which sponsors and operates Environmental Study Team (EST) programs in Burtonsville, Schenectady and Conesville, NY. Located in Burtonsville, NY, The Schoharie River Center is also active in a variety of community, historical and cultural programs and activities.
Family owned since 1967. Annuals, hanging baskets, plant material, garden supplies, geraniums, garden mums and crafts. Open September 15th – October/November (dependent on weather). 9am-6pm weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends.
Sharp Shooters Billiards and Sports Pub

35 East Main St
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Offering a great entertainment value, Sharp Shooters has something for everyone, from a friendly game of pool or darts to meeting friends out for some food, drinks & to watch the game. Open Daily: 4pm – midnight Sundays: Noon – Midnight
Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs

136 Shrine Rd.
Fultonville (Auriesville) 12072, NY 12072

The site of the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, established in 1885, honors the martyrdom of three Jesuit missionaries and is the birthplace of Roman Catholic Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Individuals and groups are welcome to visit the Coliseum church, museums, chapels, gardens, gift shop, and picnic pavilion. Sunday and daily Masses, annual St. Isaac Jogues Youth Conference and scheduled special pilgrimages. May-October, open dawn to dusk.
Shuttleworth Park

65 Crescent Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The park offers a playground, charcoal pits, public restrooms, tennis courts, pickle ball court, pavilions, playground, volleyball court and a beautiful mile-long walking path along the Chuctununda Creek, which includes a footbridge. It also has two softball fields, courtesy of the Amsterdam Girls Softball League and is also the home of the Amsterdam Mohawks Collegiate Baseball Team. Originally opened on Memorial Day in 1914 as Crescent Park, it became Jolly Land and then Mohawk Mills Park when it was acquired by the Mohawk Carpet Mills in the late 1930’s. Mohawk Mills Park was donated to the City in 1964 and officially renamed Herbert L. Shuttleworth II Park on December 9, 1977. Events at this Location Jun 18, ’15 6:30pm – Amsterdam Mohawks Jun 25, ’15 6:30pm – Amsterdam Mohawks
St. Johnsville Campsite and Municipal Marina

South Bridge St
St Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-7406 (seasonal), (518) 568-22

Tie up for the evening and enjoy a stay in this quaint Canal village located. Boat launch with fuel, water, gas, and diesel. Pump out facilities available. Campgrounds are adjacent to Marina with a bed and breakfast nearby. May-Nov, 7am-9:30pm.
Starlight Acres

239 Groff Rd
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

U-pick blueberries, pumpkins, hay, bleached and combined straw. Berries available July-September. Pumpkins and Indian corn September through October. Year round for hay and straw. Call for hours.
The Stone Arabia churches are a pair of 18th-century churches standing side by side in a small rural hamlet: The Dutch Reformed Church, a stone structure, erected in 1788, and Trinity Lutheran Church, constructed of wood, built in 1792. An 18th century burial ground lies a short distance from the churches. Colonel Brown’s Cemetery is the 18th-century burial site of Colonel Brown and others who lost their lives in the Revolutionary War Battle of Stone Arabia. The Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and the Trinity Lutheran Church in 2005. Open Sundays 1-4pm
Sunshine Gardens

980 State Highway 67
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Annuals, perennials, herb and vegetable plants, unique container gardening. Open spring and summer 9am-6pm.
Temple of Israel is an historic Jewish temple built in 1901 in a late Victorian style. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Thomas H. Burbine Memorial Forest & Nature Trail

Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, NY 12166

(518) 853-3814

A forever-wild territory, maintained by Montgomery County. Outdoor activities including hunting, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fishing. Close to Charleston State Forest
The Town of Florida Veterans Memorial Park provides a venue for visitors to follow a historic timeline paying tribute to our Nation’s Veterans. Monuments recall World War II, Korea, Vietnam, in addition to a main monument and one recognizing K9 service dogs. For the Spring of 2015, dedication of a monument for Operation Enduring Freedom and placement of steel from Tower 2 of the World Trade Center is planned.
Tribes Hill Heritage Center

P.O. Box 373
Tribes Hill, NY 12177

Twister Valley Sports Complex

7721 State Highway 5S
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Motorcross complex. MSC Motocross Open: April 14-October 20 Nightcross on Friday nights, gates open at 7am, racing starts after 6 pm practice Open practice every Tuesday: 4:30-8:30pm
US Post Office in Amsterdam

Church Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The US Post Office in Amsterdam was built in 1935–1936 by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under Louis A. Simon. It consists of a 2.5-story, symmetrically massed brick building with 1-story side wings and a large rear wing in the Colonial Revival style. The interior features a pair of 1939 murals by Henry Schnakenberg (1892–1970). It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
US Post Office in Canajoharie

50 West Main Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317

The historic US Post Office in Canajoharie was built in 1937 by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under Louis A. Simon. It is a one-story, symmetrical brick building on a stone watertable in the Colonial Revival style. It features a gable roof with a square, flat topped cupola with Doric order pilasters and round-arched vent openings. The interior features a 1942 mural by Anatol Shulkin (1899-1961) titled Invention of the Paper Bag in Canajoharie. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
US Post Office in Fort Plain

41 River Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

The historic US Post Office in Fort Plain was built in 1931 by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under James A. Wetmore. It is a two-story, symmetrical brick building with a one-story rear wing in the Colonial Revival style. It features a shallow projecting frontispiece framed by four brick pilasters and a pair of Grecian style lamps with glass globes. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
US Post Office in Saint Johnsville

Main Street
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

The US Post Office in Saint Johnsville was built in 1936 by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under Louis A. Simon. It is a one-story, symmetrical brick building on a stone watertable in the Colonial Revival style. It features a copper-clad gable roof with a square, flat topped cupola with a weathervane. The interior features a 1940 mural by Jirayr H. Zorthian (1911-2004) titled “Early St. Johnsville Pioneers.” It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Van Alstyne Homestead Society and Museum is a fortified homestead, typical of 18th-century Dutch architecture, featuring colonial artifacts, furnishings and 19th century images of historic sites by artist Rufus Grider. The long, low rectangular fieldstone house was built in 1730 with a steeply pitched gambrel roof and a garrett under the roof. A 2.5-story frame addition runs across the rear. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Open Saturdays 12pm-4pm, May 23 to September 5 Events at this Location Jun 06, ’15 1:00pm – Jun 06, ’15 4:00pm – National Dairy Month Celebration at the Homestead Jun 13, ’15 1:00pm – Jun 13, ’15 4:00pm – 2nd Annual Picnic Day at the Homestead
Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley

100 Church Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley (formally the Mohawk Valley Heritage Association or MVHA) was formed in 1981 to protect a small, school-owned museum. Due to budgetary difficulties, the school district had had to give up staffing the museum and turned over management of the collections to our group. The collections include an extensive assortment of approximately 25,000 artifacts encompassing: multicultural, Victorian, natural history and items that relate to Mohawk Valley’s colorful industrial past (documentary, photographic and tangible). Since its inception, the museum has served to link school curriculum to the dynamic richness of our common cultural and historic heritage and has functioned as an intellectual and artistic center for Amsterdam and the Mohawk Valley. We offer interactive learning environments, educational classes and a spectrum of cultural events. We also feature various new exhibits, guest lecturers and summer and vacation enrichment
The following whitewater and paddling routes have been shared by volunteers. Montgomery County does not monitor or test these routes and cannot guarantee that natural changes have not occurred since the last volunteer report. All water activities on public waterways are undertaken at your own risk.  Cobleskill Creek: easy and shallow whitewater rafting and paddling access, except for the mile above Bramanville and the Bramanville Falls and a 5-foot drop above Central Bridge. Putin location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.64666 Longitude: -74.53473; Takeout location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.70972 Longitude: -74.32639 Caroga Creek: mildly difficult 9.5 mile whitewater section from Ephratah to Route 5. Putin location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.0339 Longitude: -74.5262; Takeout Location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.96749 Longitude: -74.62831 East Canada Creek: mildly difficult 8 miles, Dolgeville to Route 5 in M
Wiles Park

Clyde Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Public park with horseshoes, playground, picnic areas and ball fields.
Willowplace Farm

158 Smith Lane
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Onions, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic. Open in the summer. Call ahead for hours.
Windfall Dutch Barn

Hamlet of Salt Springville
NY (Co Rd 31), NY 13339

The Windfall Dutch Barn is a pre-revolutionary restored structure, seated on its original site, located in the hamlet of Salt Springville, NY (Co Rd 31). This site was used as a resting and feeding place during the Revolutionary War wagon march by General Clinton on the way to the Susquehanna River, with 3,000 patriots and 400 boats loaded on wagons. Summer concerts, poetry readings.
Windy Willow Farm

121 Dutch Church Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Chemical-free pastured lamb, pork and eggs. Egg delivery. Chemical-free vegetables, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes and melons. CSA vegetable shares are available. We also sell homemade soaps. Please call to schedule any requests for tours. Open all year, call for availability.
Nature at its finest. Wintergreen Park features the dramatic 45-foot Canajoharie Falls and several smaller cascades in the public section of Canajoharie Gorge, as well as scenic nature trails and picnic areas. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-9:30pm.
Yates Falls was the site of a gristmill owned by the Vrooman family. General George Washington and his entourage reportedly spent the night at Vrooman’s house in Yatesville (site of present day Randall). Several Mohawk Indian villages are known to have been located near this State Forest. They generally date back to the 1600’s. Yatesville Falls is part of a 2,000 tract in a working circle with Rural Grove State Forest purchased by the state in the 1930s for timber production, recreational use, watershed production and wildlife habitat. Forest Access Road is unplowed and used by snowmobiles and cross-country skiers. From Route 162, take Logtown Road to Anderson Road (County Route 106) 30-foot Yatesville Falls, also known as Buttermilk Falls, can be seen near the western end of Forest Access Road, which intersects County Route 106.

Dining Listings (64)
5S Diner

12 Hancock Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-5306

518 Grille

128 Polar Plaza Rd
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Amsterdam Diner

4790 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Bill’s Beverage Company

1 Willow Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Brooklyn Pizza and Pasta

254 Forest Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

C.P.‘s Family Restaurant

10 Main Street
Hagaman, NY 12086

(518) 843-1905

Cappies Drive-In

264 St. Hwy. 67
Amsterdam, NY 12010

China One

4803 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010


China Wok

4943 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010


Country Kitchen and Grocery

1957 St. Hwy. 162
Auriesville, NY 12072

(518) 922-8808

Cronies Restaurant & Pizzeria

111 S. Pawling Street
Hagaman, NY 12086


Emmy Lou’s

2 Chuctununda Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-0351

Erie Station

7 Canal Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-5679

Europa Cafe

319 Forest Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Fariello’s Ice Cream Parlour & Confectionary

43 Lincoln Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-5999

Gabriana’s Pizza & Pasta

119 Palatine Plaza
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

(518) 673-5891

Goodfella’s Pizzeria

1 Hewitt Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-2202

Hibachi House Buffet  

4879 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010


Hungry Bear Cafe

7304 State Highway 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-2700

Stop by and try our sweet corn, vegetables in season, berries, pumpkins, honey, tomatoes, melons, baked goods, hay and straw. Farm stand features a retail shop with crafts, jams and jellies, candles, a cafe serving sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and beverages. Family fun in the fall with corn mazes and hay rides (by appointment). Please call to schedule educational tours. Open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm. Mid April October.

54 Bridge Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

La Cucina

1 Port Jackson Square
Amsterdam, NY 12010


Lombardo’s Pizza Plus

7845 NY-5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-7111

Loopie’s Pub

410 Mohawk Drive
Tribes Hill, NY 12177

(518) 829-8000

Marcellino's Pizza

226 W Main St
Amsterdam, NY 12010


McDonald’s of Amsterdam

158 Market Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

McDonald’s of Palatine Bridge

22 Dutchtown Plaza
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

Mercato Pizza Restaurant

38 W Main Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Muni Clubhouse, L.L.C.

158 Upper Van Dyke Ave
Amsterdam, NY 12010

New China Chinese Restaurant

109 Palatine Plaza
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

(518) 673-8292

New York Pizzeria

68 Main Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-2232

Onatah Cafe

64 Church Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317

(518) 673-6700

Parillo’s Armory Grill

67 Bridge Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Parkside Drive-in

7485 St. Hwy. 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Recovery Room Sports Grill

4999 State Route 30 N Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Red Lantern House

25 Main Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-3868

Chinese Food
Ripepi’s Restaurant

7850 St. Hwy. 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

River's Edge

Riverlink Park
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Beautiful river side dinning. Excellent food and spirits, live entertainment and catering services.
Riverside Pizza

10 East Main Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-0033

Route 30 Wine & Liquor Depot

4930 State Highway 30 Amsterdam Commons Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Ruby Tuesday

4917 NY-30
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Russo’s Grill & Catering

365 West Main Street Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Rustic Loft Pub and Grill

4740 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010


Sammy’s Country Wagon

317 State Highway 67 Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Seasons Eats

36-38 Church Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317

(518) 673-6152

Sharp Shooters Billiards and Sports Pub

35 East Main Street Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Shorty’s Southside

51 Broad St
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-7800

Sorrenti’s Pizzeria

22 West Main Street
Fonda, NY 12068

(518) 853-3030

South 30 Diner

5854 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Stockyard Public House

754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, NY 12166

Subway of Amsterdam

101 Sanford Farm Shop Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Sunset Corners

596 Latimer Hill Rd
Canajoharie, NY 13317

(518) 673-0084

TJ’s Pizzeria

21 Main Street
Fultonville, NY 12072

The Rockton House

34 Lyon Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010

The Table at Fort Plain

70 Canal Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

Valentino’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

Route 5 at Cranes Hollow Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Village Restaurant

59 Church St
Canajoharie, NY 13317

(518) 673-2596

Winner’s Circle

3293 St. Hwy. 5
Fonda, NY 12068

(518) 853-3094

Lodging Listings (20)
1888 Hog’n Haus (Inn by the Mill)

1661 Mill Road
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-2388

Seasonal cottage built in the winter of 1888 as a hog shelter overlooking a private gorge with cascading water falls. Restored with original details intact and listed on New York State and Federal Historical Registers.
1894 Mill House (Inn by the Mill)

1661 Mill Road
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-2388

Century-old mill house with full kitchen, parlor, sitting room & bedrooms for weddings, special occasions or extended stays. King, queen, or twin beds with private bath and AC. Family suite with two rooms and a shared bath.
Four air-conditioned guest rooms, two with private bath and two with shared hall bath.
Budget Inn Canajoharie

93 East Grand Street
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

WiFI, cable, refrigerators, AC, free parking. Pet-friendly.
CliffSide Cottage (Inn by the Mill)

1661 Mill Road
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-2388

CliffSide Cottage is a home with a king-sized bedroom and a queen-sized bedroom. Both rooms are air conditioned and include private access to an outdoor hot tub spa overlooking the waterfalls in Natural Gorge.
Cabin, tent and RV camping mid-April through mid-October. Electric service, water, bathhouse, camp store.
Two bedroom cottage rental on more than 100 acres of fields, forest and pond, open to nature lovers, sportsmen, families, retirees, honeymooners and film shoots.
Fultonville Superstop

128 Riverside Drive
Fultonville, NY 12072

(518) 853-3456

24-hour gas station and truck stop with 25 rooms
Halcyon Farm Bed & Breakfast

157 Lang Road
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-7718

Hazelnut Farm

205 Paris Road
Fort Plain, NY 13339

(518) 993-3346

Heritage Meadows Farm Bed & Breakfast

510 County Highway 140
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-2997

Inn by the Mill

1679 Mill Road
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

(518) 568-2388

A uniquely upscale, private, waterside B&B in an 1835 stone grist mill that was once part of the Underground Railroad. The grounds are set in a tranquil park-like setting with hot tub spas overlooking cascading waterfalls and extensive gardens. See also 1894 Mill Guest House, 1888 Hog’n Haus and CliffSide Guest Cottage for cottages with private outdoor hot tubs overlooking waterfalls and gorge.
Palatine Motel

203 W Grand Street P.O .Box 512
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

(518) 673-1050

Saint Johnsville Campgrounds

Between Exits 29 and 29A on NY Route 5
St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Tent and RV sites on Mohawk River, with restrooms, fireplaces and firewood, sewer, water, electric, phone, gas and diesel, pump-out station, picnic tables and grills.
Stone Rose Bed & Breakfast

248 West Corbin Hill Road
Sloansville, NY 12160

Two guest rooms in a grand country home on 100 acres between the Mohawk and Schoharie River Valleys. Two-room suite with queen bed, sofa bed and rocker, fireplace and pond and meadow view. Garden View room overlooks creek and garden with two recliners and deluxe bed. Private baths, air-conditioning, wifi, etc.
67 rooms with free breakfast, handicapped, nonsmoking and wi-fi in a quiet rural area. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
The Pineapple House

63 Otsego Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Two spacious guest rooms in an 1860 historic home with a gas fireplace and a large garden with outdoor kitchen.
14 rooms, Buckhorn Restaurant, Travel Store, Laundry Room, Driver’s Lodge
Valley View Motor Inn

1365 State Highway 5S
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 842-5637

60 rooms, jacuzzi hot tubs, cable tv, restaurant and lounge, laundromat, ample parking
Windowbox Guest House

29 Front Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339