About Fort Hunter

Fort Hunter, nestled in the picturesque Mohawk Valley of New York, bears witness to a rich historical tapestry interwoven with the story of the Erie Canal. Established in the 18th century, Fort Hunter played a pivotal role in the French and Indian War. However, it was during the early 19th century that the fort’s significance became entwined with the transformative impact of the Erie Canal.

The Erie Canal, a monumental engineering feat completed in 1825,

connected the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, catalyzing economic and social changes across the region. Fort Hunter, strategically positioned along the Mohawk River, became a vital node in this expansive waterway system. The canal facilitated the transportation of goods, linking the interior of the country to international markets. Fort Hunter evolved into a bustling canal town, its economy flourishing as it served as a gateway for trade and commerce.

The canal’s influence on Fort Hunter extended beyond economics, shaping the community’s identity and fostering cultural exchange. As goods and people flowed through its waterways, Fort Hunter became a melting pot of ideas, traditions, and innovations. Today, the remnants of Fort Hunter stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Erie Canal, a historic monument that not only shaped the destiny of a small town but also contributed to the broader narrative of America’s westward expansion and economic development.

News & Events

  • Art Contest at Schoharie Crossing!

    The Friends of Schoharie Crossing are inviting painters residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is Lock in the Fun: Recreation at Schoharie Crossing. To recognize the centennial of the NYS Barge Canal, Schoharie Crossing will be hosting this second annual exhibition of […]Read More
  • Bi-Centennial Events Along The Canal This Weekend

    This weekend’s events along the Canal as the bi-centennial continues On Friday June 9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverlink Park there will be food, music, a water ski show, free kayaking and fireworks!   On Saturday June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yankee Hill Lock in historic Fort […]Read More

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