Visit Fulton County NY: Land of 44 Lakes
Whether you seek an active vacation, or just want to relax: Fulton County NY is an ideal location. Only 40 minutes from Albany, and a few hours from New York, Boston, Syracuse, and Montreal. Located in the foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains, we are truly a four-season destination.
The splendor of the seasons comes naturally to Fulton County where the southern Adirondack Park meets the Mohawk Valley. Home to 44 lakes and 74,832 acres of wild forest, and blessed with a rich history and a wealth of culture and the arts.
In an area so varied, beauty is abundant in spring, summer, winter and fall, and the slate of activities is equally complete.
Fulton County is rich in history and museums. Take a historic walking tour of Johnstown’s Historic Quadrangle Corner or visit Johnson Hall State Historic Site, the former home of French and Indian War hero Sir William Johnson; events are planned year-round at the 1790 Colonial Rice Homestead.
Options for hiking are endless with many hiking trailheads, from shorter 1.5 mile hikes, to advanced, multi-day jaunts.
Fulton County, has some of the best fishing in NY state, and fishing tournaments in every season. The Great Sacandaga Lake, 29 miles long, and six miles wide, is the largest. Ice fishing season is an especially busy one including the largest ice fishing tournament in the county: the annual Walleye Challenge on the Great Sacandaga Lake welcoming 1,750 fishing enthusiasts.
Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to have a memorable experience in Fulton County!