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Town of Johnstown

Adirondack Trail, in Fulton County

Gloversville and Johnstown are in the Town of Johnstown, near the Mohawk River and Great Sacandaga Lake.

In New York State, the designation "Town" is applied to what are called townships in other states. Scenic Byway Towns may include communities, private lands, and state-owned wilderness areas.

The Town of Johnstown was settled early, and gained fame as a center in the tanning of leather and manufacture of leather good, mostly gloves.

With its rich store of historical sites, you'll have many opportunities to 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.

Visit 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. The Town of Johnstown also offers an area called Willie Marsh, a 24-acre impoundment where wooden walkways will take you across marsh and open water.

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.




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