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Gems Along the Mohawk is the official Mohawk Valley Visitor Center!

Visit Gems for information on area attractions, where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. The Gems Along the Mohawk complex is home to Erie Canal Cruises, the Waterfront Grille and Gems Along the Mohawk. Cruising, dining and shopping at one location! Take a cruise on the historic Erie Canal, dine at the fabulous Waterfront Grille, and shop from regional New York companies at Gems Along the Mohawk.
We are conveniently located directly off Exit 30 of the NY Thruway (Interstate 90).

a bridge over a body of water

Cruising, Dining and Shopping all at one convenient location off the NY Thruway

Sight seeing cruises with an award-winning narration and travel through a lock on the historic Erie Canal.

Enjoy your wonderful meal while you watch the boats travel by on the Erie Canal, a local favorite!

Shop from over 70 associates representing the area’s manufacturing legacies and attractions, along with an extensive collection of jewelry featuring local Herkimer Diamonds! A unique shopping experience with something for everyone.