Schoharie Valley

Road Trip: New York's Schoharie Valley

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. 

AirBnB: Table on Ten, Bloomville, New York

Bloomville's Table on Ten is a great home base for exploring the Catskill Mountains or Schoharie Valley. This beautifully preserved 1860's house is home to a café and an inn.

We love the attic whose wrap around windows, king-sized bed, exposed beams, will welcome you home. Just before our visit (booked through AirBnB), an architect stayed in the attic and left a detailed drawing for improving it with a private bath. Today you'll find a clawfoot tub central to the design. 

If you plan your trip over a long weekend, you can not only eat breakfast at the café but enjoy its renowned brick oven pizza. We're going to shoot for July 4 one year just to gorge on Table on Ten pies. Don't be shy about gathering tips about the area from the friendly staff. And use the Table on Ten website itself to do a little research about their purveyors - including local farms you might visit along the way.