This week has proved to be a rainy one and unfortunately we cannot control the weather. So what is there to do in Fulton County when it rains? Lots!
Visit one of Fulton County’s several art galleries or museums.
The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie has a lot of offer. The museum is a wealth of Mohawk Valley history with over 3,000 historical items – diaries, photographs, maps, letters and other archival documents. The Museum also is home to a permanent American Art Collection, with original paintings dating back to the 17th century. In addition to the galleries, the museum also has hands-on workshops for all ages, concert series and film series.
The Fulton County Museum in Gloversville has several exhibits that highlight the history of the area. Discover a replica of a small glove shop, a leather tanning exhibit, a display of Old Sacandaga Park, or take a look at the antique fire equipment from the Gloversville Fire Department. The Fulton County Museum is a place to take the whole family. There is something that will interest everyone; maybe it’s the professional baseball display or the Native American Longhouse.
The Micropolis Art Gallery in Gloversville is a wonderful place to see a variety of art, all produced by local artists. The gallery is located inside the Mohawk Harvest Co-Op, where you can enjoy delicious home baked goods, smoothies and freshly made soups and sandwiches.
The Wildlife Sports and Education Museum in Vail Mills is a great place for hunters and fishers to visit. It features one of the largest white tail deer collections in the northeast, along with 100 trophy bucks, bears, buffalo, fish and birds. In addition to the animals, see a collection of hunting and fishing tools used throughout history. Inside the museum is the New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame, honoring the men and women who work to preserve and enhance outdoor sports and conservation.
The Bellwether Studio at the Orendaga on Northville Lake is a place where you can find one-of-a-kind pottery pieces and porcelain tableware. Enjoy a pottery workshop or class.
The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, a short drive out of Fulton County, is a place of regional history and art. Take a peek in a one room school house, built over 100 years ago, or climb to the top of the Whiteface fire tower and see spectacular views. There is a lot to see, go check it out.
Or just in case you were looking for something a bit more active, visit one of the following places.
High Rollers in Amsterdam is a great way to spend a rainy day. They offer indoor roller skating and if the rain holds off, there are batting cages and a go cart track.
Holland Meadow Golf Course in Gloversville has four indoor golf simulators for when the weather proves to be less than acceptable for golf.
Fox Run Golf Course in Johnstown also has two full swing golf simulators for play on the rainy day.
The Fulton County YMCA in Johnstown is a great place to spend a rainy day. The Aquatic Center has a 6 lane, 25 yard pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. The Fitness Center is full of all the equipment you need to have a great workout. The Gym area has surfaces ready for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Also, enjoy one of the several fitness classes the YMCA offers.
Next time it rains, don’t sit around and mope – get up and do something! There is plenty to do!