Mohawk Valley Tourism

From the oldest living participatory democracy of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy to the Palatine migration, to the Revolutionary War, Industrial Revolution, First U.S. Cheese Market, Erie Canal, and so much more, the Mohawk Valley has a wealth of history that attracts historians, archeologists, scholars, genealogists and tourists.

Mohawk Valley History

Take a scenic drive through the Mohawk Valley and you’ll pass by historic markers in nearly every town, village and city. Visit local historical societies throughout the six counties in the valley to really benefit from the curators’ and docents’ experience who have taken on the task of preserving local history.

Mohawk Valley Events and Things To Do

Events throughout the Mohawk Valley happen all year long. Test your endurance in the well-known Boilermaker Race in Utica, Oneida County, or visit any one of the county fairs in the fall. You’ll find Erie Canal annual celebrations and events as well as the 365 mile beautiful Erie Canal National Heritage Trail where 87% of the trail is off-road for cycling and runners alike.

No matter where you find yourself in the Mohawk Valley, you’ll find wonderful restaurants, locally owned businesses, events and friendly faces.

The first four players have committed to Herkimer College’s 2023 Women’s Soccer Season. From left to right, they are Sarah Davis, Kadence York, Kailee Figger, and Charity Dygert.

First Players Commit to Herkimer College’s 2023 Women’s Soccer Season

Herkimer College started preparations for the 2023 Women’s Soccer season with four local all-star players making a commitment to the Herkimer Generals athletic program.
December 1, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

Long-Time Parks & Trails New York Executive Director Robin Dropkin to Retire in 2023

Parks & Trails New York announced the planned retirement in 2023 of its long-time Executive Director, and distinguished environmental advocate, Robin Dropkin.
December 1, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
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Mohawk Valley Chorus – Making Music for Over 75 years

Bringing beautiful music to the region the Mohawk Valley Chorus presents two annual Christmas Concerts, "Sing a Merry Christmas!"
November 30, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

Upcoming Holiday Events starting the first weekend in December

The beginning of December brings excitement for the season and upcoming holidays events across the Mohawk Valley!
November 29, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

The Rice Homestead 31st Christmas Open House and Pie Sale

The 31st Annual Christmas Open House and Pie Sale at The Rice Homestead will be on Saturday, December 3rd from 12 - 4 p.m.
November 28, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
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Botanic Fashion Exhibit in Cogar Gallery

Herkimer College’s Cogar Gallery will come alive with Krystal Einarsson's exhibit, Botanic Fashion, on display beginning Friday, November 25, 2022.
November 19, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

Creative Resiliency in the Mohawk Valley

The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $173,033 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for the project titled “Creative Resiliency in the Mohawk Valley.”
November 18, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
Glimmerglass Virtual Film Days 2022

Virtual Film Days

Buy your pass for the Glimmerglass Virtual Film Days showing 14 films and shorts programsto stream online Nov. 18-20, 2022.
November 18, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today
UCSV Train in Winter forest


Richfield Spring Scenic Railway has Holiday Trains Announcement for Festive Fridays and the Santa Special!!
November 16, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

Two Events Help Local Dairies

Two events help local dairies maintain DEC Permits and stay up-to-date on ways to use and manage a most valuable agricultural resource.
November 14, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today
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This Friday is Veterans Day

This Friday, November 11, 2022, is Veterans Day. What is Veterans Day about and what can we do to recognize Mohawk Valley Veterans?
November 10, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

History of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ with Pamela McColl

The History of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ presentation and book signing by author Pamela McColl on Tuesday, November 29 • 11:30 am–12:30 pm
November 10, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
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