Parkhurst Field Groundbreaking Scheduled for Saturday June 18th

The Parkhurst Field Foundation will be holding a ground breaking ceremony at Parkhurst Field to kick-off their $3.5M Renovation Project on Saturday June 18th at Parkhurst Field (50 Harrison Street, Gloversville).  The ceremony will take place at 9:30am and will mark the start of Phase I of the $3.5M project set to start in July.  Phase I will include the creation of a brand new premier field with turn of the century period specific grand stands that will seat 500 spectators.  The project will transform one of the oldest baseball grounds in America into a destination and economic diamond for Upstate New York that will continue to service the local Little League teams and travel teams from around the country.  On hand will be Gloversville Little League organization players and board members, Parkhurst Field Foundation members and political dignitaries who have been influential in assisting with the project.  All former players and families are urged to attend and have a “final catch” on the fields they grew up playing on.  The Parkhurst Field Museum, which chronicles the complete history of the park dating back to professional days in 1906 up to the Gloversville Little League era will be open.  Following the ground breaking ceremony, the Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame will be holding their 2022 Inductions.  Set for induction is the Undefeated 1951 Gloversville High School Varsity Baseball Team and its four members who went on to play professionally; Jack Sanford, Don Shoblom, Joe Kobuskie and Frank Ricco.

The Parkhurst Field Foundation, a 509(a)2 non-profit foundation, was formed to help promote and preserve Parkhurst Field in Gloversville, NY, one of the oldest baseball grounds in America.  Our mission is to chronicle its rich history dating back to its opening in 1906, promote its historic significance through media and events, attain grants and donations to fund the revitalization and preservation of the park’s infrastructure to ensure its sustainability and to serve as a success model for other communities looking to preserve their athletic parks. www.parkhurstfield.org

For More Information about the Parkhurst Field Foundation, contact David Karpinski at 518-461-9250.

Maple Weekends are BACK! March 19th-20th, and March 26th-27th.

How Sweet It Is! Maple Weekends are BACK! March 19th-20th, and March 26th-27th.
During Maple Weekend maple farms across New York State invite visitors to their “sugar houses” to experience firsthand how pure, mouth-watering maple syrup and other related products are made.
Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy fun, family-friendly activities, taste New York’s freshest syrup and purchase maple products.
Come visit our Fulton County NY Sugarhouses!
Peaceful Valley Maple Farms (reserve your table now for a family style pancake breakfast this weekend!!)
See you out and about this weekend!

Walleye Awakening Scheduled for Friday, February 18th!

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Board of Supervisors are proud to announce that the “Walleye Awakening” is back and is scheduled for Friday, February 18th  from 5pm-8pm.  This will be a Free Fun Family-oriented event, starting at 5pm at Lanzi’s on the Lake, 1751 State Highway 30, Mayfield.  There will be a bonfire, food specials, and a FREE fantastic firework display at 6pm by Santore World Famous Fireworks.  Vinny Michaels will be performing outside, starting at 5pm.

“We are happy to showcase our beautiful area with this event for our local and visiting fishing enthusiasts,” Mark Kilmer, President of the Chamber said.  “It is a great start to a wonderful weekend at the Great Sacandaga Lake.”

Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead commented about the upcoming event. “The Walleye Awakening is going to be a fun winter beach party for area residents and visitors as a pre-lude to the fabulous Walleye Challenge fishing tournament.  I encourage everyone to gather up their families and drive, hike, or sled to the Awakening on Friday night.  It will be a great big Fish-a-palooza party to kick-off the weekend festivities.”

“This is going to be a great tourism event for our area,” Chamber Tourism Director of Development Anne Boles said. “It is a great kick off to the 13th Annual Walleye Challenge, that will be held on Saturday February 19th.   When you are out and about, stop at Lanzi’s to eat and watch a great winter firework show with your family and friends- It’s a great way to start your President’s Day weekend!”

Please visit www.44lakes.com or https://www.facebook.com/VisitFultonCountyNY/ for more information.

Ice Fishing Fun in the 44 Lakes

Photo by Jerrod Vila, NYSOWA

Even though winter grips our region, the number of outdoor activities to partake in are bountiful to say the least. There is snowshoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling…the list goes on and on. However, one of the most popular, family-friendly winter activities occurs on our frozen lakes: ice fishing!

What more could an eager angler ask for in the Land of 44 Lakes? There are so many options to choose from for ice fishing, plus our area has a multitude of different species of fish to pursue. Whatever your specialty is, there is an opportunity for you to target that particular species of fish here within the southern Adirondacks. Here in Fulton County we have lakes and ponds filled with panfish to keep the kiddos interested and having fun, as well as deep water lakes gleaming with lake trout and other coldwater fish species. Great Sacandaga Lake is definitely a highlight, well known as a world-class Northern Pike fishing spot. In fact, it still holds rank as the largest northern pike ever recorded in the entire United States!

Photo by Jerrod Vila, NYSOWA

Ice fishing brings a camaraderie like no other. It really is more of a social event where folks just happen to be fishing at the same time. What could be better? More than just another “fishing trip,” ice fishing in Fulton County always seems to rank more along the lines of an event.

Jerrod Vila comes from generations of avid outdoorsmen. He started out rock hopping pint-sized Adirondack streams in onesie pajamas while pursuing four inch brook trout from the time he could walk. A CDL-A driver by trade, Jerrod is the outdoor columnist for the Amsterdam Recorder, feature writer for New York Outdoor News and member of NYSOWA (New York State Outdoor Writers Association). Jerrod has a passion for eclectic and elegant cuisine from all over the globe and a palate to match. He perhaps dabbles in way too many entities; but always seems to be able to make time for fishing and everything outdoors.

Walleye Challenge Advertising Opportunity for local Businesses

For only $100 you can advertise your business when 2000+ fishing enthusiasts come to Fulton County, NY! Spots are limited, email tourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org by 1/6/22 to advertise. First come, first serve. Ice or no ice, these fliers will go out in 2000 envelopes. Email Anne today at tourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org

Thank you!