The Mohawk River and Erie Canal are north of the village and present potential recreational, transportation and cultural applications.1 of 4
I-90 NYS Thruway gives direct access to Canajoharie with over 23,000 cars/day passing by as well as quick access for transportation of goods.2 of 4
The Canajoharie Creek bisects the village. This unique feature has the potential for additional recreational areas and access to the Mohawk River.3 of 4
Route 5 provides easy travel to the Canajoharie area from points east and west.4 of 4
The Exit 29 site is strategically located along the New York State Thruway (I-90) in the heart of the state’s Mohawk Valley region. Home to Beech-Nut Foods for over a century, the site offers access to key transportation routes including major and minor roadways, as well as the Erie Canal system/Mohawk River. Proximity to tourist destinations like the Arkell Museum, the New York State Capitol and major metropolitan areas like New York City, Boston, Montreal, as well as smaller cities like Syracuse (NY), Springfield (MA), and Scranton (PA) make the Exit 29 site well suited for a broad range of potential applications.
With 26.9 acres of property zoned manufacturing, the Exit 29 site is set to be recast in the vision of its next occupant.
The site, located in the heart of downtown Canajoharie, NY is also within driving distance or Albany, Utica, Sharon Springs and Cooperstown.
Over 23,000 vehicles pass daily on the New York Interstate Thruway I-90, which offers full visibility of the site from both directions as well as visibility from the Mohawk River.
Montgomery County’s central location affords unparalleled access to more than half of the U.S. and Canadian populations, including the New York City, Boston and Montreal markets.
A trio of New York State Thruway exits link businesses to all the major traffic corridors of the Northeast. Transportation and shipping options include the nearby Albany International Airport as well as CSX and Amtrak service that runs through Montgomery County and the Port of Albany.
Businesses can also connect with talent in this higher education-rich region. More than 20 colleges and universities offer great recruiting opportunities. The county’s existing workforce ranks well above average in stability, productivity and loyalty, while turnover is well below average.
Montgomery County is quickly establishing itself as an ideal bedroom community for commuters. Businesses will appreciate the area’s strong strategic position including close proximity to key markets in the US and Canada, a well-trained workforce; available, affordable land and a can-do environment that supports everything from start-ups to big business and is as fertile as the surrounding farmlands . . . all led by the Montgomery County Business Development Center.
The Exit 29 site is connected directly to the NYS Thruway I-90 and just around the corner from Route 5 and Route 5s.
The beautiful Canajoharie Creek bisects the site, feeding into the Mohawk River along with the Erie Canal.
Variety of Use
The Exit 29 site on the NYS Thruway in upstate New York offers unlimited potential for development across numerous industries from commercial and industrial uses to residential housing and entertainment venues. From breathtaking local scenery to a passionate community there is no better development opportunity in upstate New York.
Access to Water
Infrastructure that supports 2 million gallons per day is in place and has been maintained for future development.
Electric & Natural Gas Ready
The Exit 29 site is ready for development with electric and natural gas service already on the site.
Local & Regional Features
Waterfront Rec. Access
A public waterfront park and marina accommodates boaters during the spring and summer season where Canajoharie Creek meets the Mohawk River downstream from the site.
The Arkell Museum
The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history.
The breathtaking Wintergreen Park showcases a natural water feature, the Boiling Pot, and a gorge within one mile south of the site.
The Erie Canal runs 363 miles from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie and passes right through scenic Canajoharie, NY.
Nestled right next to the NY Interstate Thruway I-90 and Route 5 the site is easy to access and provides a fast means of regional access.
Several growing tourist destinations, including Sharon Springs and Cooperstown, are within 30 miles of the Exit 29 project with the NYS capital roughly 45 minutes away as well.
Native American History
Canajoharie, also known as the “Upper Castle”, was the name of one of two major towns of the Mohawk nation in 1738 and stretched for a mile and a half along the Mohawk River.
Canajoharie Falls is a beautiful waterfall located on the Canajoharie Creek south of Canajoharie, New York. Complete with a viewing platform for taking in the sights.
Learn more about the Exit 29 Redevelopment project, view the site plan and more.
26.9 acres and 35 structures are available for development and the site is electric and water ready.
The Exit 29 Redevelopment Project started several years ago. View the current project timeline.
The former Beech-Nut site located at Exit 29 on the NYS Thruway in upstate New York offers unlimited potential for development across numerous industries from commercial and industrial uses to residential housing and entertainment venues. The Exit 29 Redevelopment Project is fully supported both by Montgomery County and village residents who are eager to welcome the right developer to their vibrant and enthusiastic community.
From breathtaking local scenery to a passionate community there is no better development opportunity in upstate New York.