Town Spotlight: Canajoharie, New York

Located in the historic Mohawk Valley of Central Upstate New York, Canajoharie is a relatively small town nestled between the larger cities of Amsterdam and Utica.

Known as the original home of the Beech-Nut baby food factory, Canajoharie’s rich history dates all the way back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with ties to the Mohawk Native American Indian tribe. After the Revolutionary War, George Washington was also said to have stayed in Canajoharie at Van Alstyne Homestead, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The quaint hamlets and charming villages that make up Canajoharie offer residents a neighborly, small town quality of life. Here you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants, modern schools and all the conveniences needed to support a vibrant community. Locals and visitors alike enjoy boating, fishing and swimming in the Mohawk River, and Wintergreen Park affords spectacular views of the Canajoharie Gorge and Canajoharie Falls.

For more on Mohawk Valley history and a world-class collection of American art, be sure to visit the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie.

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