Important Directions to Drums Along the Mohawk
A train derailment in late June near Fonda has closed Route 5 indefinitely… HOWEVER, there is only a small section near Fonda that this really effects. Local traffic, such as that going to Kanatsiohareke, is permitted around the detour signs.
From the WEST:
Get off the Thruway at Canajoharie. Take a right, then another right in town to cross the bridge over the river. One more right, and drive around the “Road Closed” sign. Proceed normally to Kanatsiohareke, about 5 miles.
From the EAST:
(It may be easier just to get off the Thruway at Canajoharie. Your call.)
From the Fonda exit, make a left. Go a short distance and turn right to go over the bridge. Keep going until the traffic light, make a left going W on Route 5. You will see the first Road Closed sign here – go around it. When you come to the second Road Closed sign, believe this one. Turn right to go up Hickory Hill Road. Go 5-6 miles, take a L on Reservoir Road. This will take you back downhill to Route 5. Turn R and go west on Rt. 5 to Kanatsiohareke.