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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Fort Hunter, NY

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Address: 129 Schoharie Street Fort Hunter, NY 12069 How do we get there? Number: 518-829-7516
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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is a wonderful place to exprience the history of the Erie Canal. We have a wonderful small museum space inside the Visitor Center.

The Site also has miles of towpath trails, is adjacent to the Empire State Trail / Canalway Bikepath, and we feature picnic areas, a boat launch, and small playground.  We are a perfect stop in on family vacations or a destination all its own.  

Experience our Erie Canal history along miles of trail that include historic locks, canal prism, and run adjacent to the Mohawk River. Birding is a popular activity at the site, but we also have wonderful wildflowers to check out during the spring and summer.  Our foliage in the autumn is stunning and the trails are open in the winter to explore snow-covered landscapes.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our picnic areas at Yankee Hill Lock or the Aqueduct Boat Launch.  Relax along the creek or river, or perhaps bring kayaks/canoes to paddle those waterways.  We are adjacent to the bike trail, with ample parking and easy access to peddle your way across the county or even all of NY! 

Come explore history, experience our site, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Activity location


We're conveniently located just off NYS Route 5-South from Thruway Exit 27-Amsterdam or Exit 28-Fultonville.
The site can also be reached easily from NYS Route 5 if you're traveling from Route 30, Route 67, or Highway 29/29A.

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Group Tour Fee's reduced


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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site FAQ’s

The restrooms in the Visitor Center each have a changing table.

During the season there is Karen's Produce and Ice Cream located nearby that serves regular American faire as well as ice cream. We do offer wonderful picnic areas if you'd like to bring your own. Please remember, we are Carry In, Carry Out.

Plan a head and reserve a tour of the site. Also, bring some outdoor recreational toys, or your bicycles to explore more of the site and adjacent Empire State Trail.

We offer amazing student visit programs and even outreach programs (to your school or virtually). Site visit expenses could be eligible for reimbursement through the NYS Parks Connect Kids grant program. Reach out to the site for more information.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has the teacher resource Learning Hub on their website. Contact us for more information.

The restrooms in the Visitor Center each have a changing table.

Our exhibit area is accessible, we have accessible restrooms as well. Much of our site is accessible for exploration, though we are working hard to ensure it is even more accessible in the coming years. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us prior to your visit.

The site holds a variety of events and programs throughout the year. We encourage you to check out our NYS Parks website and also find us on social media: we have a Facebook page and Instagram for you to check out.

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