Meet up at Yankee Hill Lock for the 2023 Canal Clean Sweep! Volunteers will clean up along the Eagle Trail and the Empire State Trail. More details to come.
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing and the site will team up with volunteers to clean up along the Eagle Trail – which connects Yankee Hill Lock to the Southside of Amsterdam. This 2.5 miles trail is in need of a little TLC – we’ll pick up any trash, trim up some branches, and clear some brambles.
Good Footwear, gloves, and proper clothing recommended. If you have clippers, manual trimmers, hand saws, rakes, etc. please bring them along and we’ll make the work fun!
Register on Parks & Trails NY website: www.ptny.org/events/canal-clean-sweep
About the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century’s greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.
Within the site’s boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal’s development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site’s largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.
Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.