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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Fort Hunter, Montgomery Co.

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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. See waterfowl and water-loving mammals at this site, which adjoins the Mohawk River and both the original and enlarged Erie Canals.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • River
  • Canals
  • Forest edges

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking along 2.5 mile towpath
  • Short trail to two locks
  • Visitor Center traces history of the Erie Canal
  • Remains of Schoharie Aqueduct

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include trails, visitors center, scenic views and picnic areas. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


245 acres

Closest Town

Fort Hunter


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Contact Information

Telephone: (518) 829-7516

Address: 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter NY 12069

Website: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site (This link leaves DEC's website)