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JOHNSTOWN, NEW YORK

13th Annual Seasonal Event
April 1 - November 30, 2017

AVA Event #106650
NE17/1156 

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Animal Safari
Bridges - Spanning the USA
Food for Thought
Honoring Our Flag
Ice Cream Parlors
Make a Wish at a Water Fountain
Nat'l Register of Historic Places  Points of Reference
State Street Sashay
Take a Walk in a City Park
Trekking with Trees
US Post Offices
Vice Presidential Walks
You'll Never Walk Alone

Welcome To Johnstown, New York

Historically, it has been well known for the glove and leather industries. The modern glove industry began in the early 1800's with the establishment in Johnstown of what was purported to have been the first glove making plant in the United States. Johnstown, is the County Seat and is located in the Mohawk Valley of Northeastern New York State, near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The Battle of Johnstown was fought six days after the British surrender in Yorktown, Virginia, and the war had officially ended - it happened on October 25, 1781.


Starting Point:
Johnstown City Hall - (You might have to ask the policeman on duty where the box is)
41 E Main St.
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-4011

Course Description:
 Daily, Dawn to Dusk.   2A rating.    This 10km trail follows a route past the home of Sir William Johnson, birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (author), and other revolutionary war and historical sights of the area where the last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. George Washington inspected the county jail on his travels.  The oldest courthouse in continuous use is the Fulton County Courthouse on Williams St. This walk also passes the Johnstown Cemetery.

Hours: Daylight hours:   Dawn to Dusk.

Directions: (Click here for directions from your location)
 
Johnstown is located about 40 miles to the north and west of Albany, NY.
From Albany, the South or the West: Take on I-90 (NYThruway) to Exit 28 (Fonda/Fultonville). turn Left (Riverside Dr.), then Right onto Rt. 30 and cross the Mohawk River. Turn left on Main (RT-30A) and go North for 3.8 miles
to Johnstown.  At the intersection with Rt 29 West, turn left  You are on East Main Street.  After you go through the second traffic light, City Hall will be on your right, about halfway down the block.
From the North: Take Exit 15 I-87 (Adirondack Northway), Turn Right onto Rt. 29 (Washington St.) and travel West for approx. 32 miles.
At the Intersection with Rt 30A south, turn left   At the next traffic light (still RT 29W), turn right.  This is East Main Street.  After you go through the second traffic light, City Hall will be on your right, about halfway down the block



A award  is  Patch of the Fulton County Court House.

b award


Fees:
A-Award (Patch)  with Credit  $6.00
B Award  with Credit   $4.00
IVV Credit Walkers-   $3.00
Non-Credit Walkers   $2.00

Restrooms & Water:
Water and restroom facilities are available at the start/finish Walkers are encouraged to carry water during warm weather.

Refreshments:
There are some eating establishments along Main Street in Johnstown and fast food restaurants on the Arterial (Rt. 30A)

SPECIAL THANKS Johnstown City Hall for the use of their facilities for this event.


For further information about this event, please contact

Nellie Georgelos: (518) 762-7276

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