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Hiking in
Schoharie County

 

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Schoharie County is located west of Albany, southeast of Utica and is located more in the Capital Region of New York rather than Central New York.  However, we decided to include this area in our website due its closeness to the Catskills and the great hiking opportunities within the county.  The most popular hike in Schoharie County is Vroman's Nose, located near Middleburgh.

Schoharie County is about 2.5 hours from the Syracuse area.  The population of the county, according to the 2010 US Census, was 32,749.  The highest point in the county is 3423 foot Huntersfield Mountain, located in the southern part of the county along the border with Greene County in the 1325 acre Huntersfield State Forest. 

A section of the 350+ mile Long Path travels through the county.  This popular long distance hiking trail is popular with day hikers as well as backpackers.  The trail travels from Fort Lee, NJ through the Catskills up to Altamont, NY near Albany.  Future plans is to have the trail end in the Adirondacks.

Mine Kill State Park and Max Shaul State Park are located within the county.  Camping is available at Max Shaul State Park.  The county is home to twenty state forests as well as the 185 acre Franklinton Vlaie Wildlife Management Area located south of Middleburgh.  The numerous state forests offer visitors an opportunity for hiking, camping and other outdoor recreational activities.  It is FREE to camp in state forests, as long as you follow NY DEC camping rules and regulations.

A popular state forest in the county is Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest, located north of Blenheim.  This 10,588 acre state forest has a section of the Long Path which includes the Eminence Lean To.  Look below for links to assist in planning your next hiking adventure in Schoharie County.

Huntersfield Mountain Vroman's Nose The Cliff of Middleburgh
Long Path Mine Kill State Park Max Shaul State Park
Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest Armlin Hill State Forest Bates State Forest
Blenheim Hill State Forest Clapper Hollow State Forest Cotton Hill State Forest
Dutch Settlement State Forest Dutton Ridge State Forest

Franklinton Vlaie WMA

Gates Hill State Forest High Knob State Forest Honey Hill State Forest
Keyserkill State Forest Leonard Hill State Forest Lutheranville State Forest
Mallet Pond State Forest Patria State Forest Petersburg State Forest
Rensselaerville State Forest Scott Patent State Forest South Mountain State Forest
Stone Store State Forest Ashland Pinnacle State Forest Schoharie Valley Trail

map of Schoharie County

Vromans Nose in Schoharie County

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