Gloversville, New York: Mountain Man Statue

Fiberglass mountain man with a rifle never stays in one place for long -- wandering from North Hudson's defunct attraction Frontier Town, to a trading post, to Adirondack Animal Land.

Adirondack Animal Land

Address:
3554 State Highway 30, Gloversville, NY
Directions:
90 West Exit 27 (Amsterdam), follow Rt. 30 North to Adirondack Animal Land on left.
Hours:
Summer only daily 11-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
518-883-5748
Admission:
Adults $12.
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Mountain Man Statue

This may have been taken down - we drove by the trading post and didn't see a mountain man or bear.

[Heather, 05/28/2012]

August 2014: The Mountain Man statue has been moved to Adirondack Animal Land in Gloversville, NY.

Mountain Man and bear status.

Mountain Man Statue

"Daniel Boone" Type Mountain Man and Bear stand at Gokeys Trading Post in North Hudson. This used to be in an old Lake George area/North Hudson attraction called Frontier Town. These two fiberglass figures are now right down the road from where the "closed" Frontier Town still stands. Gokeys has a western town appearance and is a neat little store, auction house, and more.

[Paul F. LaPuma, 04/26/2007]
Frontier Town

I was at the contents auction at Frontier Town. The Davy Crockett statue was purchased by Gorky's Trading Post, which was also running the auction, and may now be seen there, across the road from the abandoned Frontier Town.

[Steve Gross, 02/22/2006]
Remnants of Frontier Town, 1950s wild west attraction, seized and auctioned

Frontier Town, a 1950s era wild west them park in upper New York State, is in its final death throes. Closed since 1998 due to failing finances and weak attendance, the property was seized in August 2004 by the county for past-due property taxes to the tune of more than $300k.

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[10/09/2004] Complete News Story

Abandoned Davey Crockett.

Davey Crockett at abandoned Frontier Town

Although Frontier Town has been abandoned, this lone Davey Crockett stands proud over the empty parking lot. Route 9 along the eastern edge of the Adirondacks was once a tourist highway with many roadside attractions.

Across the way from this statue is a quirky old west town - petting zoo - auction house that is still in operation and busy in the summer.

[Kerry Davis, 03/10/2002]

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In the region:
Oldest 5 and 10 Store in America, Northville, NY - 12 mi.

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