Utica is a city located in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County. It is the tenth most populous city in New York with a population of 62, 235. Utica is located on the foot of Adirondack Mountains and on the banks of Mohawk river.
The city was developed for defence in response to the French-Indian war. The fact that Utica is located on Chenango and Erie Canals, fosters its development. In the past, Utica’s economy was largely dependent on the manufacturing and distribution of textiles, heavy machinery, lumber, and furniture.
The summers in Utica are warm, wet, and mostly cloudy while the winters are pretty cold and partly cloudy. Well, the pattern of rain is pretty heavy even in the dry months. So, the climate largely has a balance from every weather condition.
The best time to visit Utica is the middle months. Understandably, June to August are the busiest months of Utica with a heavy influx of tourists. So, the lodging prices shoot up. It’s advised to book the same in advance for better convenience.