Opening this summer, the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook is a pedestrian bridge and park over the Mohawk River that will reconnect Amsterdam's south side neighborhoods and Erie Canalway Trail with the north side's Riverlink Park and the city's downtown.
The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute will be the only venue for a special exhibit, The World Through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photography, with large-scale photos by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry—on view until Dec.
The Griffiss International Sculpture Garden in Rome is an impressive outdoor collection of public works in various media. Of the 20+ modern pieces on display, several are interactive, some offer seating as part of the design, and others are lit using solar power.
Since 1888, Old Fort Johnson, the former residence of Sir William Johnson during the French and Indian War. Today, seasonal tours of this national Historic Landmark describe the social, cultural, military and industrial past of the Mohawk Valley.
At the Herkimer Diamond Mines, you can prospect for 500-million-year-old quartz crystals, and keep what you find. The diamond-like geometrical gemstones rate 7.5 on a hardness scale and can measure between one to eight inches long.