Mohawk Valley History
From the oldest living participatory democracy of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy to the Palatine migration, 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.
The Historic Mohawk Valley
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.