What to do and see in Johnstown, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 23, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Johnstown is a city and the county seat of Fulton County in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 Census, the city had population of 8,743. The city was named after its founder, Sir William Johnson.
Restaurants in Johnstown

1. Adirondack Animal Land

3554 State Highway 30, Gloversville, NY 12078-6765 +1 518-883-5748
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Adirondack Animal Land

Reviewed By Karen P - Belmont, United States

Went today with my husband and our adult son. Bring cash since credit cards are not accepted. To save $2 go to their website and print off their coupon. For three adults, it cost us $48. We lucked out and had a beautiful, slightly overcast day. Lots of shade and places to sit. This zoo? is part zoo and part kid park. Lot's of places for the little ones to play. Plenty of picnic benches. The food at the concession was quite affordably priced, other than the soda vendor machines that charged $2.25 for a bottle. You can buy food there to feed the animals. The aviary was small but lively. They sell bird sticks for the birds to land on, though if you allow them, they will land on you, including your head. My favorite activity was the ~15 minute safari ride. The camels, ostriches, water buffalo, etc. will come right up to the tram. So, if you want to be touched, licked, etc. try to get a seat on the outside. Overall, for me, an enjoyable hour of gentle walking. other than the steep hill to see the wolf and right at the end.

2. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069 +1 518-829-7516
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Reviewed By Chuck52310 - New Haven

This Schoharie Crossing State Historic site preserves many important sites related to the Erie Canal. One site is the working and still in use barge lock. The site could have had better signage since many parts of the canal were difficult to find. I was there two days ago and never did find lock 29. Many of the canal sites in the historical park are not handicap accessible. It is well worth the visit.

3. Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs

136 Shrine Rd, Fultonville, NY 12072-1907 +1 518-853-3033
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs

Reviewed By maijr1119 - Albany, New York

I went to this Shrine in the summer months when I was a child growing up in the Greater Mohawk Valley of New York State. The grounds are breathtaking and the coliseum is vast. This is not only a Holy site, but a place to pray and reflect on the Saints who walked these grounds in the 1600's. Even of you are not Catholic, or a non believer, you will enjoy the beautiful grounds and scenic vista. The Shrine has been in existence for 130 years and it welcomes people of all faiths from all over the world. If you are in the area, you should stop by. It is not far from Saratoga, Amsterdam, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY-right off the NYS Thruway in Fonda-Fultonville, NY

4. Old Fort Johnson National Historic Site

State Routes 5 & 67, Fort Johnson, NY 12070 +1 518-843-0300
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Old Fort Johnson National Historic Site

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Limited operating hours. Very limited parking. Beautiful floral gardens. Well maintained lawn & shrubs. Nice wooden walking bridge over stream. Picnic tables available. Very attractive stonework on house/Fort. Only toured exterior of buildings and grounds as museum was closed when I arrived. Holes in fortification used for weaponry still exposed. Must return during operating hours to tour interior of buildings.

5. Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY 12095 +1 518-762-8712
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Reviewed By Timeman54 - Gloversville, New York

This is a spot where history comes alive for all. The man that lived here was overseer of an immense parcel of land Sir William Johnson. He had a great way of taking with all people and was know for his connection to the natives in the area. The interior of the house will thrill you. From the Hatchet marks on the stair rail to the beds. Where you were told to Sleep Tight Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite they will explain the meaning. Great for adults and children.

6. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site

3636 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068-6107 +1 518-853-3646
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5 based on 5 reviews

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site

A Sacred Place of Peace and Healing - Home of the first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha. The Shrine is home to Caughnawaga, the only fully excavated Mohawk village of that era. Nearby, the holy spring, whose water was used to baptize her, still flows here. Many pilgrims claim cures after drawing its crystal clear water and praying through the intercession of Saint Kateri. The Kateri Shrine Native American Exhibit is housed in a converted Dutch barn built in 1782 by Simon Veeder. The exhibit contains an impressive mixture of artifacts from many different Native American cultures. Also, a miniature replica of the village of Caughnawaga shows how the original Mohawk village appeared over three hundred years ago.

Reviewed By Frank T - Randolph, Massachusetts

This shrine was the first of two I visited on my way to visit relatives in New York. The grounds were breathtaking and the museum was a great surprise. Even if you are not interested in the religious aspects of this shrine I would stop to check out the museum that has artifacts from the Native Americans in this area. It is outstanding. The people at the shrine are friendly and inviting. The grounds are well kept and the information about St. Kateri is amazing. I will be returning with my family so we can all enjoy it. I only wished I had bug spray so I could have checked out the archeological exhibit, I started to walk to it but the number of bugs was overwhelming and I know its summer and it is in a wooded area but just a suggestion bug spray. Overall I was an amazing day.

7. Bellinger's Orchard

685 Argersinger Rd, Fultonville, NY 12072-3332 +1 518-922-8558
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5 based on 4 reviews

Bellinger's Orchard

Open daily September through mid- November rain or shine. Scenic orchard with over 40 varieties of apples available for pick your own. In our farm market, you can find ready picked apples, fresh sweet cider, homemade cider donuts, cheese, honey, maple syrup, homemade jams, fudge, salsas and other local NYS products. For your entertainment, we have weekend hayrides, a challenging five-acre themed corn maze, children's hay maze, large pumpkin patch, and two picnic areas with incredible views of the countryside! PYO Sweet and Tart Cherries in Early July!

Reviewed By RLAMyers - Oneonta, New York

what a great place to visit - pick your own apples and pumpkins coupled with fresh apple cider and corn maze - how much more fun can you have??

8. Adirondack Stained Glass Works

29 W Fulton St, Gloversville, NY 12078-2937 +1 518-725-0387
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5 based on 7 reviews

Adirondack Stained Glass Works

Reviewed By Pjvantravel

This store has an amazing selection of stained glass art work. Prices start as low as $20. You can find gifts for everyone. I believe they will even customize a piece for you. It wasn't really a museum per se but there are pieces there that have lots of history.

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