Mohawk Valley History

Mohawk Valley History and Tourism

Not only have we been visiting businesses and places throughout the Mohawk Valley, we have also added some new pages to our site to help online visitors see all that the area has to offer.

Mohawk Valley History

Our new Mohawk Valley History page was the result of someone contacting us through our website looking for more information. This new page features a map with data from New York State that provides quick access to the National Register of Historic Places locations throughout the Mohawk Valley. The wonderful thing about this map is that it shows how many historic places are throughout our area. The History page also features a number of historic places that we have listed on Mohawk Valley Today along with events that celebrate the area’s, and our nation’s, history.

Fort Herkimer Church Mohawk NY

We’ll be visiting more historic locations in the area as they open for the season, so if you know of one we need to visit, please let us know.

Mohawk Valley Tourism

Another page that we’ve worked on is our Mohawk Valley Tourism page. We’re featuring Mohawk Valley Events like the Cycle the Erie Canal event along with the American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference both coming in June. On this page, we’ve also added historic places and museums, a map of all of our business listings, upcoming events, and an interactive map for the events so folks can see where the events are located.

Cycle the Canal Canal Rider

We will also be a page for the Great American Loop for boaters along with featuring some of our upcoming festivals. We’ll also soon be adding walking trails along with more recreational information so that all can enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the area.

If there’s anything you’d like to see, let us know. We added the history page based on feedback from our site visitors. Tell us what you’d like to see featured and we’ll do our best to make it happen!

Mohawk River | Mohawk Valley Today

Improving how we list Mohawk Valley events and businesses

Beginning in January, we’ve been working on updating and upgrading the Mohawk Valley Today website. We felt this was necessary because we had issues entering and managing Mohawk Valley events, which are a big part of our site. We needed to make changes and knew it would take some time to find the right tools, and refine our processes. With the recent changes, we think we’re well on our way to improving how both events and businesses are listed.

Some things you might notice:

  • Improved search features with maps
  • Improved event sorting by dates and locations
  • Quick view feature for all business listings
  • Listed businesses can now be tied to events and included as event hosts

Some improvements that help us are:

  • Easier to add the locally owned businesses
  • Easier to add and update events
  • A lot of flexibility to expand features on all listings
  • Has the ability to add features for the future like simple listings for garage and yard sales, along with items for sale
  • Future additions could include rental listings

New town, village and city pages coming soon!

We will be continuing work on the addition of new pages for Mohawk Valley towns and villages. One thing that will help us to increase coverage is for folks to recommend locally owned business and events. Just contact us to let us know about businesses and events in the Mohawk Valley.

Mohawk Valley Today gets some upgrades

When we started Mohawk Valley Today less than a year ago, we didn’t realize how much fun we would have traveling up and down the valley meeting local business owners. Every time we venture out, we meet great locally owned businesses in villages and towns throughout the valley. The thing of it is, we might not have heard of some of our now favorite businesses if we didn’t talk with folks about places they recommend. So now, we’re hooked.

Because we really do love the Mohawk Valley and all that it has to offer, we decided it was time to take things up a notch with our online directory at Mohawk Valley Today.

This past summer, we upgraded our server as well as the software that powers our website to deliver content faster on both mobile devices and desktops. All of these upgrades took some time and it was time well spent.

Our new online directory now features:

  • Easy-to-use search forms that deliver results based on the users’ location.
  • More ways to highlight destinations and businesses.
  • Information that shows when a business is open along with when they’re opening or closing.
  • Nicer layouts for business pages complete with directions, contact information, and hours.
  • Improved search engine optimization to help people find listings when searching on Google, and so much more.

Everything we’ve been working on focuses on presenting site visitors with local business information in a way that highlights all of the great things local business owners are doing in the Mohawk Valley.

If you have any questions or suggestions about Mohawk Valley Today, please let us know.

Thanks so much!

Ginny and Jim