May 21 through May 25, Hickory Hill Herkimer Diamond Mine in Fonda, NY is open for collecting (only twice a year).Hickory Hill is a fee to collect per day site, children are welcome and no hard hats or steel toed shoes required. Digging in soil or hard rock are available. No power tools allowed. Bring insect repellant and sun screen as the site is in as clearing in the woods.
For those interested some of us are staying at the Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, 308 North Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095-1095. Other motels are also located in Johnstown, Amsterdam and Canajoharie, NY.
The site is located south of Hickory Hill Rd. just west of the intersection of Hickory Hill and Barker Rd.