A museum, a lunch, and a hike in Schoharie County.

Schoharie County  has a plethora of lovely spots to visit. A really great museum is the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center. It has fun interactive science exhibits which show you how energy is created. Next door is the Lansing Manor where you can take a free tour of the estate built in 1819. These museums are great for both kids and adults alike. We had a yummy and filling lunch at the Carrot Barn. You enter a large barn and see lots of produce and country gifts for sale. We headed back to the counter and ordered some sandwiches and snacks. I got an apple turkey sandwich which was on a croissant with cranberry mayo, apples, brie, and lettuce, yum. It was so big it became lunch the next day too. Jeff’s chicken sandwich did not skimp on meat either. We went halfsies on delicious cupcakes: maple pumpkin and carrot cake. The carrot cake was exceptional and had walnuts and raisins in it.

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After that we had a really lovely walk through the George Landis Arboretum in Esperance. We had been here once before on a dreary day, however Sunday I saw this place in a whole new light. The arboretum has an abundance of trails; we discovered so many we never set foot on. Lots of plants were marked and there were informational panels so we learned a lot. We particularly enjoyed the Ancient Forest Trail where we walked around and learned about the old growth forest. We also loved the great oak tree. We ran into no one on the trails, and they were very diverse and well maintained.

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http://www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm

http://www.schoharievalleyfarms.com/the-carrot-barn.php

http://www.landisarboretum.org/

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