NY Route 30: The Adirondack Trail: City + Town of Johnstown

City + Town of Johnstown

Johnstown Hall at a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, 6/13/2004
Historic Johnstown Hall at a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, 6/13/2004

The City Of Johnstown is connected to the City of Gloversville, so they are sometimes called the glove or twin cities. Johnstown is Fulton County's seat. Their namesake, Sir John, was an Anglo-Irish lord who controlled an estate that included the north half of Montgomery County and the south half of Fulton County with 5000 tenant farmers. Since he was a loyalist or Tory, he fled to Canada and lost his lands after taking up arms for the British during the Revolution. Johnstown is on NY Route 30A, just up the big hill from Fonda and the Thruway. Both NY Routes 67 & 29 go through the city east-west and they go to some interesting upstate places also. NY Route 29 is the dividing line between the Northern-Southern hunting zones so half the city/town is in each zone. But none of it is in the Adirondack Park boundary, which is about 10 miles north in Mayfield.

The city is surrounded by the Town of Johnstown, which is half agricultural, half woods and hills. There are state forest lands that actually go into the city limits. So there is some good hunting, but you have to be nice and sweet and ask the local farmers and landowners, in the town not the city, for permission to hunt.

Participating Establishments
12095 Zip Code 518 Area Code