Due to COVID-19, many tourist attractions have had to cancel or delay opening. Please call businesses for details.

2021 Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Derby at the Great Sacandaga Lake Postponed until 2022


2021 Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Derby at the Great Sacandaga Lake Postponed until 2022.

Gloversville NY: The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce regrets to inform the community that the 2021 Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Derby at the Great Sacandaga Lake is postponed until 2022.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and safety for our community, the Chamber and local organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Walleye Challenge.

“The tournament and registration take months of planning in advance,” Tourism Director of Development Anne Boles said.  “We are unable to plan a large gathering at this time, as we continue to adhere to New York State Government guidelines.  We are very hopeful for less constraints by 2021, but the reality is we cannot plan for a large crowd now with the current restrictions and guidelines in place.  It is truly a very hard and difficult decision to postpone. We look forward to continuing our traditional tournament with Fuel N Food, Lanzi’s, and all our local sponsors and donors in 2022.

Past fishing enthusiasts will receive a postcard in the mail regarding postponement, and is posted on 44lakes.com and Visit Fulton County NY Facebook page.



Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day – Saturday September 26th from 10am-4pm

Fulton County Adventure Day Scheduled for Saturday, September 26th

BROADALBIN: Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day is a day to highlight the outdoor activities in Fulton County. It is a multiple venue event where you can find a table about hunting, fishing, boating, biking, antiquing, and many local artisans featuring handmade goods and fresh farm products.

It is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th for 10am-4pm, sponsored by Fulton County and www.44lakes.com

Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said, “The Fulton County region has beautiful landscapes and exceptional recreation for every level of interest.  Fall is a great time to get your equipment, pick a date, and go explore.”

There are multiple venues to spread out the event to showcase what the Route 29 and Route 30 Corridor have to offer.  Inaugural anchors will include: The Fulton County Visitor Center, Historic Hotel Broadablin, The Wildlife Museum, Adirondack Harley Davidson, Frank’s Gun Shop, SchoolHouse Antiques, and the Great Sacandaga Brewing Company.

Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day is adhering to NY forward social distancing guidelines. Please bring a mask and please be mindful of the 6ft apart guideline. There will be hand sanitizer stations located throughout the event.

Anchor sites will have a passport map for the day.  Visitors are encouraged to pick a passport up at any anchor site and use it as a guide for the day. Visit 5 out of 7 sites, and drop off at any location for a chance to win a $50 chamber check. There will be 4 chances to win.

Activities for the day include:

At the Fulton County Visitor Center (located 3687 Route 30- on the Route 29 and Route 30 Roundabout)

–Fulton County Sheriff- Outdoor safety

–Gloversville Police Department- Bike Safety and helmet raffle

–GSL Safe Lake Initiative- Boating Safety Advocacy

–Glen Cottage Farms- Flowers and Gardening tips

–Liz Argotsinger- demonstrating construction of a Quilt Barn Square

–Katie Rhodes- Co- owner of TogaNola, nature walk on the rail trail, hiking safety, responsible outdoor enthusiast chat. Katie and hiking partner Bethany just completed the first female unsupported thru-hike of all 46 high peaks.

–Slip Stream Watercraft- Outdoor & Sporting Goods company

–Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) – Visitor Center Art Gallery open

–Howie Dingman and Harry Lewis- Hunting and fishing items for sale

–Bam Bam Jerky- 100% NY State raised organic grass fed beef jerky for sale

–Carl Jurica- Experienced Bee Keeper

–John Anadio- Hunting and Fishing Antique appraisals

–Bethy’s Barkery- dog bakery specializing in gourmet dog treats

–Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce

–Fulton County Scott Henze Planning Director

–2020 US Census Bureau

–Potter industries ,leather goods for sale


School House Antiques (3678 State Highway 30, Broadablin) will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in business.  Deals and specials will be advertised day of event.

Historic Hotel Broadalbin (59 West Main St, Broadablin) has the following vendors. The hotel restaurant will be open all day. Hotel Vendors are: Mama Be’s Honey Hot Sauce, Historic Hotel Broadalbin, Deb’s Treasures, Sam’s Signs, Ivory + Bow, Sharra’s Cupcakery, Toga Nola, Mud Rd Maple Sugar House, Peck’s Flowers,Planted organics, Saratoga Apple, Walkers Wicks, Peterson Farms, Queen Bee Bakery, Color Street, Gails Glasses , Goods From the Woods, Kristy’s Soaps, Sleepy Bear LLC, The Ash Tree Astrology, Pelican Bluff,  and I’m not gunna get ticked. Tanya Defriest will be presenting on Lyme Disease Prevention. Katie Rhodes- Co- owner of TogaNola, will also be at the hotel speaking on safety, responsible outdoor enthusiast chat. Katie and hiking partner Bethany just completed the first female unsupported thru-hike of all 46 high peaks. Her company, TogaNola will also have a limited supply of free granola samples.  A free pumpkin “face painting” g PASSPORT FLYER Outdoor Palooza v.4iveaway by artist Nancy Murphy, and a free fall family picture taken by Local Focus Photography.

Hotel Broadalbin is also hosting a Virtual Fishing Tournament.  The Sacandaga Showdown Fishing Tournament is $15 fee for open class. It is from 6am-2pm.  Fish anywhere by boat or shore with the Fish Donkey smartphone App.  Catch a fish, take a picture, send in measurements, and release. Prizes will be announced at the hotel at 3pm. Special thanks for Franks Gun Shop for prizes.  Please see Historic Hotel Broadalbin’s Facebook page for FishDonkey link to register or go to tourney.fishdonkey.com to search for Sacandaga Showdown Fishing Tournament.

The Wildlife Museum (3747 State Highway 30, Broadalbin) is open and with every paid admission, you will receive a free raffle ticket for a rifle. Details at the museum on Saturday. The wildlife museum is an educational institution whose mission is to the promote public understanding and appreciation of traditions of hunting, fishing & trapping.

Great Sacandaga Brewing Company (3647 State Highway 30, Broadalbin), Adirondack Harley Davidson (106 Bellen Road Broadalbin), and Franks Gun Shop (3831 State Highway 30) are open for business and welcome your visit. Don’t forget to hand them your passport while you shop!

There will be live music throughout the day.  Playing at the Visitor Center are the Backporch pickers (10a-12p), Mike Gowans(12p-2p) and George Spencer and Joe Ag (2p-4p). The hotel will feature 10a-12p Danny Lynaugh, 12p-2p Vinny Michaels, and 2p-4p Corry Loveday.

The Outdoor Adventure Day passport will include an additional list of local restaurants and shops to visit while you are in Vail Mills and Broadalbin.

Any questions please call Anne Boles, Director of Tourism Development at 518-725-0641, or email tourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org. Please visit www.44lakes.com and our Facebook page, Visit Futon County, NY and like and share the event page for up-to-date details.

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Gallery and Gift Shop OPEN!

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Gallery and Gift Shop, located at 303 S. Main St. in Northville, opened with a new rotation of art, supplied by its organization’s artists, on July 3rd, according to Gallery Manager, Sandra Peters.   Peters related, “We have taken steps to prepare the Gallery and Gift Shop for safe viewing of the arts and for gift shopping in compliance with New York State’s ‘Interim Guidance for Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment during the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency.’  With so many other venues closed and events canceled, we were hesitant to move forward, but after due consideration of our SVAN Board, we concurred that our venue poses a low risk opportunity for those in the Sacandaga Region who are looking for something to do, enjoy the arts, or want to shop for an original art gift.”  


The SVAN Gallery & Gift Shop is open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday mornings.  “SVAN artists will be available to assist visitors with questions about the art on display or to assist you with a purchase,” Peters related. 

The NY State Parks Explorer mobile app is now live!

NEWS: The NY State Parks Explorer mobile app is now live! Available for both iOS and Android, this free app provides key info about destinations, activities and adventures all in one place. Discover must-see locations and enjoy quick access to directions, hours, trail maps, and helpful know-before-you go details. Download today!

Apple Store: http://ow.ly/pzGL30qV56f
Google Play: http://ow.ly/PrI630qV54O

Large Firework Shows Cancelled for Upcoming 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Unfortunately, due the NY State restrictions on large gatherings, there will be no large public firework shows this year in Fulton County. We will update and share dates of re-scheduled shows when available.
This includes: Sport Island Pub (Northville), Lanzi’s on the Lake (Mayfield), Pine Lake Park (Pine Lake, Route 10), Northville Doin’s (Northville) and Sherman’s Amusement Park (Caroga Lake, Route 10).
Please understand this is a NY State Regulation and not the local family businesses decision.
Fireworks have been a tradition and staple in our area for many years- and while that won’t be on your agenda this year, please continue to enjoy our hiking and biking trails, fishing and boating, history walks, local restaurants, and shops that are open.
Please wear a mask when you are in town and respect NY State regulated social distancing guidelines.
Thank you for supporting our local businesses, enjoy the 44 lakes we offer, and enjoy our beautiful county safely. Stay healthy and strong!