Welcome to Montgomery County, NY! Visit us, whether you’re near or far. Learn about the past, visit our charming towns, and have the time of your life!
The mission of the Montgomery County, NY Tourism Department is to strengthen Montgomery County’s economy through the promotion of the county as a destination for all four seasons. In partnership with Empire State Development’s I Love NY tourism program, our tourism region partners, and our regional industry stakeholders, we promote a quality experience to visitors while encouraging the preservation of Montgomery County’s resources and enhancing the image of our communities and our quality of life.
Visit Montgomery County, New York!
Montgomery County’s natural location makes it the "Gateway to the West" and its valuable river, turnpike, canal, and railroad transportation routes make our history rich and complex. Midpoint between today’s celebrated Cooperstown and Saratoga attractions, neighboring the State Capital of Albany, NY, in the foothills of the great Adirondacks, Montgomery County has long been the center of some of the most important events in our nation’s history. Abundant natural resources sustained the Mohawk tribal people, whose villages once dotted the river corridor. The Dutch, and then German, British, and other settlers arrived in the early 1700s. It was at the center of intense fighting during the American Revolution, and postwar soldiers and pioneers traveled by rice bateaux, then turnpike, and then via the railroad and the Erie Canal to settle its fertile banks and supply the migration into the West.
With its natural break in the Appalachian Mountains at "The Noses", Montgomery County anchored America’s main east-west axis, enabling New York to become one of the greatest manufacturing regions of the world.
Montgomery County welcomes you to our County and the Central New York Region.
Visit us, whether you’re near or far. Learn about the past, visit our charming towns, and have the time of your life!