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Johnstown on the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway (Rt 30A) features many historical treasures

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Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30A, in Fulton County

Johnstown lies in the picturesque Mohawk Valley of New York slightly north of the route once followed by the Erie Canal.

Johnstown provides many opportunities where you can learn about United States history. Plaques explain details of the site where one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War was fought. Tour historical buildings constructed in the 1760’s and 1770’s including old Fort Johnstown, and the home site of suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton born in 1815 and a pioneer of Women’s Rights, and an early schoolhouse and tavern.

Still standing is the 1763 baronial home of Sir William Johnson, 18th century diplomat and trader. Johnson built a jail and the courthouse, both of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, with the Fulton County Court House being one of the oldest, still functioning colonial courts in the U.S. In the Colonial Cemetery, also on the National Register, view the gravesites of many Revolutionary War veterans.

The FJ&G Rail Trail is a paved four-season trail that follows the historic Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville railroad bed. Enjoy hiking/jogging, biking, rollerblading, and cross country skiing from Gloversville to Johnstown.

Beginning in the north just a few miles below the Canadian border, down to the Mohawk River Valley in the middle of New York State, the 188-mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway gives travelers easy access to the scenic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy year-round recreational activities, countless opportunities to explore history, and the friendly people and relaxed pace of life in small communities along the byway.

Scenic Byway Attractions in this Community

Available Services

Auto Service

  • Air pump
  • Gas Available 24 hrs.
  • Gas Station
  • Mechanic on duty
  • Towing


  • Cafe, etc. w/Internet service
  • Cell Phone service
  • Library w/Internet service
  • Lodging w/Internet service
  • Pay telephone


  • Adirondack Cuisine
  • Barbeque (BBQ) Restaurant/Stand
  • Deli/Sandwich Shop
  • Diner
  • Donut Shop
  • Fast Food
  • Gourmet Coffee Spot
  • Hot Dog Stand
  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Pizza
  • Restaurant


  • Convenience Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Health Food Store

Local Foods

  • Bakery
  • Farmers Market


  • B&B
  • Campground
  • Cottages/Cabins
  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • RV Camping

Medical Services

  • Clinic
  • Drug Store
  • Hospital

Other Visitor Services

  • ATM
  • Bank
  • Historical Society
  • Library
  • Package Pickup (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • Post Office
  • Public Restrooms

Places of Worship

  • Assembly of God
  • Catholic
  • Episcopal
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Seventh Day Adventist

Recreation Sales/Rental/Service

  • Bicycling
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing/Hunting
  • Flying
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Motorboating
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling


  • Antiques
  • Art Galleries
  • Books
  • Boutiques
  • Clothing
  • Gifts
  • Local Crafts
  • Sporting Goods


  • Air Strip (non-commercial)
  • Airport with Commercial Service
  • Bus Stop for Commercial Service
  • Bus Stop for Local Service
  • Rental Car Outlet
  • Taxi

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