Introduction to Snowshoeing

Introduction to Snowshoeing in the Mohawk Valley!

Snowshoeing in the Mohawk Valley, photo credit Mohawk Valley Today All of us here at Mohawk Valley Today are so excited for this introduction to snowshoeing program! Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that we all tried for the first time last winter!

This will be a great opportunity to have a guided introductory session at the Schoharie Crossing Historic Site located along the historic Erie Canal right here in the Mohawk Valley!

Take a look at their press release with all the details. Treat yourself to a fun outdoor winter activity that all your friends and family will enjoy!

Program hosted at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will hold an introduction to snowshoeing event at the Erie Canal site on Saturday, February 17th starting at 10 a.m.  This program will offer instruction on proper fit and use of snowshoes that can be used to enjoy walks or hikes in the winter.  After instruction, there will be a guided one-mile loop walk along the historic towpaths to the overlook of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct.

This is a free in person event and the site has a limited number of snowshoes available, please call to reserve if you need to borrow them.  If you have your own, bring them along for the fun.

Enjoy this program with us and earn a mile toward the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor’s February 15 Challenge. Participants in that challenge pledge to complete 15 miles by walking, running, hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing during the month of February to earn a 15-Miler badge. Participants can choose to log miles at national, state, and local parks, on the Canalway Trail, or even in their own neighborhoods. Any location within the boundaries of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor counts. To find out more visit

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum is located at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069; their telephone number is (518) 829-7516.  The grounds of the site are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visit, download the free NY State Parks Explorer app or call 518.474.0456. Joins us in celebrating our Centennial throughout 2024, and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and the OPRHP Blog.

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