Mohawk Valley in New York

Mohawk Valley in New York

The region along the course of Mohawk River between the Catskill Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains is known as Mohawk Valley. Comprising around 5,882 square miles, it lies in Upstate New York state in the United States.

Native American Iroquois Confederacy lived in the region before the European immigrants settled in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Mohawk Valley region became a frontier of great political and economic importance after the completion of Erie Canal in 1825. Today, the region is suburban and rural in character around the commercial centers of Schenectady, Utica, and Rome.

There are six counties in Mohawk Valley, here are the major towns and cities in the valley –

Montgomery County
  • Amsterdam
  • Canajoharie
  • Fonda
  • Fort Plain
  • Fultonville
  • Nelliston
  • Palatine Bridge
  • St. Johnsville
  • Fulton County
  • Gloversville
  • Johnstown

Herkimer County
  • Frankfort
  • Herkimer
  • Ilion
  • Little Falls
  • Mohawk

Oneida County
  • Sherrill
  • Rome
  • Utica

Otsego County
  • Cooperstown
  • Oneonta

Schenectady County
  • Rotterdam
  • Schenectady

Schoharie County
  • Middleburgh
  • Schoharie
  • Cobleskill

Places to Visit in Mohawk Valley
Unworldly wilderness, historical battlefields, and regional fairs beckon visitors to this part of New York.

The Oriskany Battlefield and Fort Stanwix National Monument in downtown Rome chronicle the history of the American Revolution. The Shako:wi Cultural Center in Oneida exhibits the traditional arts and culture of Native Indians. The Remington Firearms Museum in Ilion houses an assemblage of American firearms. The Baseball Halls of Fame in Cooperstown draw in sport enthusiasts from all over America.

The Stockade Historic District in Schenectady, about 19 miles northwest of state capital Albany, features Dutch and Victorian-era houses. The Utica Memorial Auditorium hosts several concerts and sporting events throughout the year. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, and Children's Museum are other tourist attractions in Utica.

Last Updated on: May 23, 2017