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.

Events This Week in the Mohawk Valley

There are plenty of events this week in the Mohawk Valley for everyone to enjoy! From Farmers markets, concerts and outdoor events, there is lots to see and do!
June 29, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today
British Musket Shot Demonstration Herkimer Home

A Visit to Herkimer Home Historic Site

June 28, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today


The Caroga Arts Collective this week revealed renderings of the new amphitheater to be built next to the original Sherman’s building, along with a new year-round artist home at the former Schine family property known as Myhill.
June 27, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

Fourth of July in the Mohawk Valley

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a United States federal holiday commemorating the approval of the Declaration of Independence of the United States by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
June 18, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

Boilermaker Recognizes Local Volunteers, Press with Awards

The Boilermaker Road Race recognized two long-time volunteers and a media member for their contributions to the race Thursday, June 16.
June 17, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
General Herkimer Historic Site Little Falls NY | Mohawk Valley NY

Mohawk Valley Weekend Events

June 17, 2022/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

Featured Event: Art Walk in Little Falls!

Thursday, June 16 Little Falls is hosting its annual Art Walk. Art work is displayed throughout the city with artist live demonstrations.
June 15, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

City Presenting Drafted Strategic Investment Plan to the Public

The community is invited to an in-person presentation of the Draft Strategic Investment Plan. The DRI team will present a summary of the Strategic Investment Plan content and share the next steps in the DRI process.
June 15, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

Bears in the Backyard

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released this video that is a good reminder that bears are out and about throughout the Mohawk Valley looking for food. New York's black bears are out of their winter dens and looking for their next meal.
June 8, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
Japanese knotweed

Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species

Help stop invasive species by educating friends, family, and neighbors about the small choices they make can have a big impact.
June 5, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

Utility/Community scale solar

Most of us would agree the US has to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the two biggest contributors from energy and transportation.
June 3, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today

Tom’s Charity Hike: Updates

Otsego County has 21 state forests and 4 state parks, and this June Worcester resident Tom Walsh is planning to walk to them all, in one continuous thru-hike.
June 2, 2022/by Mohawk Valley Today
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