Located just 40 minutes from Albany, Fulton County is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The County is rich in history and offers a number of historic walking tours and museums.
Nick-named the “Land of 44 Lakes”, Fulton County offers outdoor recreational opportunities year-round. Spend the winters skiing, ice fishing or snowmobiling then pivot to summer activities like hiking, boating, fishing, cycling, and camping. A popular recreational destination, The Great Sacandaga Lake has 125 miles of shore for everything that lake life has to offer. And, with a number of beaches and boat launches available to the public, it is pure paradise. If you prefer the slower pace of a small lake, try Caroga or Pine Lake.
The cities of Gloversville and Johnstown are famous for their leather tanning and by the turn of the 20th century. The areas produced over 57% of the country’s leather gloves, giving the area the name “The Glove Cities”. As the glove industry became automated, the trade itself began to be less prominent in the are. However, you can still find local tradesmen who have kept their craft alive, working in small shops and studios today.
Fulton County is a premier place to live, visit and work in Upstate New York. The county is known for its attractive quality of life, beautiful landscapes, charming communities, historic cities and popular recreational destinations. Fulton County is located within New York’s Technology triangle with GlobalFoundries to the East, SUNY Poly College of NanoScale and Engineering to the south and Marcy Nanocenter to the West. As a result, the commute to high paying tech jobs is easy. Residents can enjoy older homes with historic architectural details and amazing country views or experience lake life on the 44 lakes in the county.