Are you looking for a way to combine education with outdoor fun? Then plan a visit to the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in North Blenheim, just 40 miles southwest of Albany on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our power project and admission-free Visitors Center have a deliberately low profile amidst spectacular scenery, historic settings and a developed state park.
Howe Caverns is the second most visited natural attraction in New York State, second only to Niagara Falls. With a variety of tour packages available, gift shop, café, gemstone mining, a museum, and the new Howe High Adventure park, there is plenty to do. If you can’t fit it all in one day, stay at the hotel that is located onsite.
The Schoharie County Beverage Trail is a New York State certified Culinary Trail dedicated to creating distilled, brewed, and fermented beverages from locally grown ingredients exemplifying Schoharie County’s farm-to-table commitment. Along the trail you’ll have an opportunity to sample beverages produced by our local distilleries, wineries, meaderies and breweries, as well as shop and dine in businesses designated as Friends of the Trail. All trail members are committed to supporting community involvement and local commerce.
161 Mine Kill State Park, North Blenheim, NY 12131
Located in the scenic Schoharie Valley, Mine Kill State Park overlooks the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. While many come to Mine Kill during the summer when the park’s three pools are open, the park is open year round for a variety of activities. Come play on the 18-hole disc golf course, go fishing or boating on the reservoir, play on the athletic fields, have a picnic, or go for a hike on the 7.5 miles of trails through the Park. Mine Kill State Park is open in the winter for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating on a man-made pond, and sledding. Max V. Shaul State Park, located approximately 9 miles north of Mine Kill State Park along Route 30, is a wooded 30-site campground open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Max V. Shaul State Park is also open year round for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, as well as access to the Schoharie Creek for fishing and hand launch boat access.
Nestled in the hallowed halls of hollow earth, Secret Caverns is a small commercial cavern located in upstate New York. Founded by local civil engineer Roger Mallery, the caverns have hosted America’s roadside travellers and seekers of subterranean knowledge and adventure since its discovery by intrepid bovine explorers in 1928.
Adults $8, Seniors and students $6.50, children $5, under 5 FREE
The Iroquois Indian Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The Museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity. As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople.