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Fulton County has many historic treasures, including Johnson Hall on the Adirondack Trail, built in 1762

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Gloversville, Johnstown, and Northville are in historic Fulton County, which includes Great Sacandaga Lake and Revolutionary War and Iroquois Confederacy historic sites.

Fulton County, with its Great Sacandaga Lake, created by the construction of the Conklingville Dam flooding the area, provides boundless outdoor activities and plenty of waterside restaurants and nightlife. Its understated charm, tall trees, sandy beaches, and lovely old homes will give you a “place our parents brought us to as a kid” feel.

Fulton County offers an incredible journey through history with its museums featuring such dynamic personalities as Sir William Johnson, in his time, one of the most powerful men in New York State, who was instrumental in the English victory in the French and Indian War. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, celebrated pioneer suffragist, was born here. Dr. Mahlon Loomis’ experiments resulted in the first wireless telegraph communication system. Charles and Rose Knox developed Knox Gelatin. The early history of the Iroquois Confederacy is commemorated here.

Just a short listing of the outdoor activities you'll find in the area are boating, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, beaches, ice fishing, and windsurfing. All make for a vacation that offers plenty to do but still feels like the good old days.

In counties like this one along the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway you'll find opportunities to enjoy spectacular scenery, places to eat and shop, and a variety of interesting activities and special events. The Adirondack Trail travels north and south through the heart of the Adirondack Park, passing through vibrant small towns and villages steeped in history. Serving as an historic travel route connecting Canada and New York’s Mohawk Valley, it features unparalleled public access to the mountains and lakes of the Adirondack region. Climbing from the south out of the Mohawk Valley near Johnstown and Gloversville, and from the north out of the St. Lawrence Seaway near Malone, the 188-mile Scenic Byway provides numerous opportunities to explore history and enjoy recreational activities year-round.

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