Welcome to Canajoharie, NY

Canajoharie is located in Montgomery County, New York, south of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. Canajoharie was an important village of the Mohawk Nation that became known as Upper Castle with Europeans settling the area in around 1723.

The Village of Canajoharie, NY

Along the Mohawk River, Canajoharie boasts beautiful river views with a marina perfect for loopers, historic architecture, shops and restaurants. The Arkell Museum, a world class art and cultural center, is a must visit.

Historic Canajoharie

Earliest known records show that the area was the home of the Mahican, later known as the Mohawk, an Algonquin tribe that migrated from the St. Lawrence sometime between 1500 and 1600. The area that now makes up the village was first settled by Europeans in 1723 when Palatinate Germans settled the area as a result of the Burnetsfield Patent. The settlement was “Roof’s Village”  by the early German Settlers. It was after the Revolutionary war that the area was renamed to its Iroquois name, Canajoharie, meaning, “the pot that washes itself” referring to a geological feature in the Canajoharie Creek.  The village was incorporated in 1829.

Explore Canajoharie

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  • Village of Canajoharie

    The Village of Canajoharie website features helpful information on department services, local events, special projects , and so much more.

    Police: 911 or non-emergency (518) 673-3111
    Fire: 911 or (518) 673-3812

  • Canajoharie Central School District

    The Canajoharie Central School District serves approximately 900 students in towns in Montgomery and Schoharie counties. The district’s facilities include East Hill Elementary School (Pre-K-5), Canajoharie Middle School (grades 6-8) and Canajoharie High School (grades 9-12).

  • The Canajoharie Library

    The Canajoharie Library provides literary, entertainment, and information resources, and promotes the active use of these resources, for recreation, education, and community engagement.

  • The Arkell Museum

    The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library promote and celebrate the understanding and enjoyment of the arts and humanities in Canajoharie, the Mohawk Valley, and beyond. The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history related activities, to enhance knowledge, appreciation and personal exploration by all.

  • Canajoharie Palatine Chamber of Commerce

    Canajoharie and Palatine Bridge are two historic villages, located on opposite sides of the Mohawk River in Central Upstate NY and linked by a majestic bridge. Our towns are graced with gorgeous architecture, wonderful shops and restaurants, a world class art museum and cultural center, beautiful modern schools and all the products and services necessary to support a vibrant community. And it’s all set in the most breathtakingly beautiful environment that includes agricultural landscapes, romantic river scenery and charming neighborhoods.

Canajoharie Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is located on the south shore of the Erie Canal and Mohawk River just east of Lock 14  near the Route 10/Church St. bridge. The floating docks provide docking space for boaters in addition to a concrete dock where the canal and Canajoharie Creek meet. Boaters will find that Riverfront Park offers free docking, power and water with benches and shelter. There are no restrooms available at the park.

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