Famous for its gorgeous quartz crystals—Herkimer diamonds—Herkimer County is truly a diamond in the rough. With the Adirondack Mountains and the Mohawk River nearby, Herkimer is a four-season location for fun, relaxation and entertainment. Whether you are checking out the Enchanted Forest Water Safari Theme Park or taking a dinner cruise up the Erie Canal, there is never a lack of things to do. Home to a community college and many fine school districts, Herkimer County is a beautiful place to both study and live. Its public schools have a small town feel to them and the low teacher to student ratio allows for individualized attention. With a focus on science and reading, the schools in Herkimer County rank well among other New York State schools and make it a wonderful county in which to raise a family.