Where all trails meet… in Schoharie County
What do beautiful views, revolutionary war sites, outdoor live concerts, camping, kayaking, luscious gardens and farm fresh food all have in common? They are all features along Schoharie County’s developing network of trails. As part of the Schoharie Creek Trail Study, SALT and partners have begun to identify and catalog information about the agricultural, archaeological, historic, natural and recreational sites or community assets that are located along the proposed trail corridor.
While we can’t say for sure exactly where the Schoharie Creek Trail will ultimately go, we do know that the trail will provide a physical connection between many of the unique spots that we all know and love. The trail will also intersect with and highlight existing trails such as the county-wide Quilt Barn Trail, the Middleburgh Historical Trail, the Long Path – including a stretch of the Long Path that was recently designated as a National Recreation Trail, and other local physical and virtual trails.
“Community trails can bring new economic vitality to New York’s cities, towns, and villages. They attract tourists, encourage new trail-related business development, and help revitalize downtown business districts. They enhance the quality of life, a critical factor in attracting and retaining business. Greenways and trails can also inspire renewed civic pride and provide a fresh focus for community activities.” NY Parks & Conservation Association
Do you know of a special spot we should include? Interested in having your business, organization or site included in the study and potentially located along the trail right of way as well as included in final maps of the Schoharie Creek Trail? Contact Jerrine at JerrineC@SALTRecovery.org
Current Trails and Cool Spots along Trails in Schoharie County
Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest – This popular 10,588 acre state forest located in Blenheim, includes a section of the Long Path and the Eminence Lean To for overnight stays. This is just one example of many hikes highlighted in the Hiking in Schoharie County CNY Blog Post . Check out the post before planning your next hiking adventure in Schoharie County.
Max V. Shaul State Park Summer Performance Stage – Open Mic nights every Friday and live performances planned throughout the summer and fall.
Mine Kill State Park Event Stage – Keep up to date on construction progress of the new outdoor stage at Mine Kill State Park.
Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail – This trail celebrates the unexpectedness of art on a building or wall instead of a gallery. The over 60 quilt blocks are honest, authentic, spirited, creative and most of all accessible.
Schoharie Creating Healthy Places Map – Order a free 11 x 17 copy of a new map detailing Schoharie County farmers markets, community gardens, and healthy places and restaurants.
The Timothy Murphy Trail – Designated by an act of legislature, this trail features over 50 historic markers. With no significant hills and wide shoulders this trail is ideal for cyclists, but can enjoyed by historical enthusiasts by car as well.
Vrooman’s Nose Hike – Beautiful scenic vistas over a rich, historic agricultural valley.
Trails currently being developed
Lilies of the Valley Walking Path – Schoharie, NY
Middleburgh Historical Trail – Thanks to funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, Culture & Heritage Project Grant the Village of Middleburgh is developing a Middleburgh Historical Trail with multiple destinations.
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