Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

I Love My Park Day at Schoharie Crossing

Date: May 6, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Location: 129 Schoharie Street Fort Hunter, NY 12069
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 9 AM – 12 PM

We’ll be celebrating our LOVE for Schoharie Crossing with a volunteer day at the site.

Join Parks & Trails New York – and thousands of volunteers across the state – on Saturday, May 6 in celebrating and enhancing New York’s parks and public lands. I Love My Park Day–the largest single-day volunteer event in NYS–presents a perfect opportunity to clean up our favorite parks and shorelines, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, remove invasive species, and work on various site improvement projects–all which help to prepare our iconic state park system and public lands for the start of the season.

More information can be found at PTNY I Love My Park Day

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

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.