New York's Schoharie Valley has a rich pre-colonial history—home to the Mohawk who had a lucrative fur trade with the French, Dutch, British and German colonists. It was also occupied by migrating tribes of the Iroquois on its Western border.
General George Washington's rebel troups considered the fertile Valley "The Bread Basket of the Revolution" for growing wheat to sustain them in their fight against the British.
The roads winding through the Valley offer spectacular views and reveal many towns whose cafés, general stores, and brick oven pizzerias are worth a stop.
This Schoharie Valley guide will help you plan your excursion. Consider a visit to Howe Caverns where you can explore the underground cavern by boat and pan for stones, The Old Stone Museum Fort, and other historic sites.
Just south of Schoharie, in neighboring Delaware County, is Bloomville's Table on Ten —a great home base from which to explore.