Introduction to Herkimer, New York
Herkimer, New York, in Herkimer county, is 13 miles E of Utica, New York and 163 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Utica-Rome metro area, Herkimer is home to some 7,498 residents.
Herkimer was originally inhabited by Iroquois Mohawk Native Americans. The community was named in honor of Revolutionary War General, Nicholas Herkimer. The village was incorporated in 1807.
Herkimer and nearby Attractions
- Fort Plain Museum
- Herkimer Home State Historic Site
- Glimmerglass State Park
- Utica Zoo
- Enchanted Forest Water Safari
- Howe Caverns
Things To Do In Herkimer
Local museums and historical sites include the Herkimer County Historical Society Museum, the Children's Museum of History, the Fort Plain Museum, the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site and Hyde Hall State Historic Site. Glimmerglass State Park, located on Otsego Lake, has a beach, picnic areas, hiking trails, and also offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy fishing and biking. Utica Zoo and Howe Caverns are also accessible from Herkimer.
Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.
Herkimer Higher Education
Herkimer County Community College is the local college. Others nearby include the Utica College of Syracuse University, Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica and the SUNY Institute of Technology.