Visit Schoharie County
In the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Schoharie County is rich in history, recreation, and farm to table meals. Schoharie County is ideal for your next family vacation full of educational fun, a romantic getaway for two, or a solo trip full of inspiration and rejuvenation.
Schoharie County is home to 3 New York State Parks, 16 New York State Forest, 4.5 square miles of kayak-navigable water, 52 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and the list goes on!
Go 15 stories underground to witness caverns created six million years ago. Howe Caverns – the second most visited natural attraction in New York State- offers a walking tour plus a boat ride on a subterranean riverbed. Just down the road, visit Secret Caverns and snap a picture in front of their 20ft underground waterfall!
Journey north to Sharon Springs for a visit to this quaint historic town with a big reputation. Home to The Fabulous Beekman Boys and their goatmilk skincare line Beekman 1802, their mercantile is the best place to stock up on self-care necessities.
If you are seeking outdoor exploration, consider a visit to Landis Arboretum. This arboretum and public garden encompass hundreds of acres in Schoharie and Montgomery Counties. Visit Vroman’s Nose hiking trail for a selfie at the most iconic view of the Schoharie Valley, or Mine Kill State Park for a waterfall adventure.
Additional attractions we highly recommend exploring:
- Gobblers Knob Family Fun Park
- Muscle Motors Speedway
- Iroquois Indian Museum
- Blenheim Covered Bridge
- Dr. Best House & Medical Museum
- Long Path Hiking Trail
- Cobbler & Company
- Old Stone Fort Museum
- Schoharie County Eagle Trail
The Schoharie Valley, coined “The Breadbasket of the American Revolution,” is home to plenty of farms making use of rich glacier-tilled soil. Enjoy local fare crafted with fresh ingredients. Any trip throughout the winding scenic thoroughfares of Schoharie County will offer roadside farm stands to stock up on today’s picks of fresh produce.
- Grapevine Farms
- Apple Barrel
- Bull’s Head Inn
- Schoharie County Beverage Trail
- Schoharie Valley Farms/Carrot Barn
- Shaul’s Farms
- Terrace Mountain Orchard
- Under the Nose
- Bite Me
- Black Cat Café
- Brick House Bakery
- Scrumpy Ewe Cider
From cozy lofts to whole house rentals, there’s plenty of non-traditional lodging options in Schoharie County. Or opt to stay in one of the locally owned Inns or B&Bs for a more traditional approach. The Mill Pond Inn in Jefferson, NY boast modern comforts with the historic charm of an old gristmill, plus an on-site restaurant serving fine-dining fair. The American Hotel in Sharon Springs, NY offers appealing accommodations, and serves up a tasty menu in the evenings.