A trip to Schoharie County

Ever been to Schoharie County? I feel like a lot of people from Albany haven’t, but they’re missing out.

My ideal daytrip would begin in Sharon Springs and include breakfast at the American Hotel. I had their delicious and unique corncakes, and enjoyed eating them in a beautiful and historic setting. Jeff went the lunch route and had a delicious asparagus soup and a great burger. Rachael Ray has frequented this establishment as well, which I find to be a testament as an avid food channel watcher.

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Across the street there are some interesting stores, my favorite is the Cobbler & CO. This gift store has the design of a regular house, and you walk through the different themed rooms and hallways to find eclectic and sometimes local items.

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A beautiful hike in the area is Vroman’s Nose. This is a bit of a strenuous hike, mostly up hill to the summit, but it is extremely rewarding when you get there. A fantastic overlook gives you insight to the community, quiet, rural, and peaceful.

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You can go to the Old Stone Fort (for free with an Albany Public Library museum pass!!) which played a part in the Revolutionary War. Close by is a covered bridge that you can walk across, or maybe stand under and gaze out at your surroundings.

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If you’re taking Route-20, I have already written about some other ideas for drive there or back.

 

Enjoy the countryside; take a trip out to Schoharie

http://www.americanhotelny.com/

http://www.cobblerandcompany.com/

http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/Vromans_Nose_0160.asp

http://theoldstonefort.org/index.html

 

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