Chuctanunda Creek Walking Tour

Saturday, August 6th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Tour starts and ends at the lot above the Elks Club

at Belmont and 4th Ave.

All are welcome to a free guided walk along the North Chuctanunda Creek trail from the Elks Club to the old Mohawk Mills Power House and Mill Site and back via the Mohawk Dairy Store and Forest Avenue.  Amsterdam’s industrial history and some natural history will be the topics.  Wear hiking shoes or sneakers that can get dirty. Long pants are recommended. The total trip will be about 2 ½ miles and will take about two hours.  Refreshments will be served at the midpoint on the wooden bridge over the North Chuctanunda near the Rockton House.  The trail is mostly flat, with a few short hills with varied surfaces of grass, dirt, and rock. A few places may not be appropriate for small children.

Tour will go rain or shine, unless there is lightning. Any questions, call John Naple at 843-3043.


Join us in exploring one of our city’s hidden treasures. See you on the 6th!



2016 Reid & Park Hill

Booklets and Postcards

Available by mail directly from the

Historic Amsterdam League

and at the

Walter Elwood Museum

2016 Booklets are also available at

The Book Hound

and the

Amsterdam Free Library


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Welcome to the Historic Amsterdam League (HAL) web site. The Historic Amsterdam League was established in July of 2010 in conjunction with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the 1885 chartering of the City of Amsterdam, N.Y.  HAL is a nonprofit and nonpartisan citizen based organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the physical, cultural, and natural heritage of the City of Amsterdam N. Y.

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2014 “Amsterdam’s Rockton”


2015 “Amsterdam’s Old Town”

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