Gloversville was once the The glove-making capital of the world” and this rich heritage has been well preserved and is easily seen throughout the historic downtown. Situated right in the middle of upstate New York and just a short way from Syracuse, there are outdoor attractions and activities close by including the Adirondack Animal Land, the biggest zoo in the area.
Stroll down memory lane at several informative museums in the city that will educate you on the history of Gloversville, including the Glovers and Tanners of Fulton County, Fulton County Museum and Parkhurst Field. This last is a must for all baseball fans. For over a century baseball has been played on the Parkhurst Field grounds, teams like the Boston Red Sox who played here in 1907.
Outdoors enthusiasts will love the hiking and wildlife opportunities close by. Head to Animal Land for a safari ride and educational tours. If you want a really good hike visit Plotter Kill Preserve, a trail that winds through wooded areas, waterfalls and moderate climbs through the Adirondacks.
You can test your nerve out on the Hudson river white water rafting in the Adirondacks. You can even take a hike in raft out tour overnight, offering amazing star-gazing at night in these beautiful mountains.
Visit between March and November for the best weather for hiking and all the outdoor activities in this area.