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Picture Perfect Schoharie County, New York (Part 2)

There was once a local tourism ad for Schoharie County, New York that went something like this: So much to see and so much to do. It's family fun and educational too. In picture perfect Schoharie County.

My own history with Schoharie County is deep one. My father bought property in the county during the 1970s and built a hunting cabin. Unfortunately, my father has since passed away, but we still have the land and cabin in my family. While I was growing up during the 1980s and 1990s, my family and I would often make trips from my native Long Island to the cabin. Over the years, I've become intimately familiar with the lay of the land and the country roads that traverse the landscape of the county, from the northern edge of the Catskills to the scenic Schoharie Valley and on to the rolling hills that descend into the Mohawk Valley along the northern border of Schoharie County. I live in the Albany, New York area these days, so heading to Schoharie County for a weekend or even just for a leisurely afternoon drive is always an option. There is a lot to see and my experiences have been fun, pleasant and even educational. It's the perfect Gribblenation getaway.

In this second part of a series, let's see some of the roads that crisscross Schoharie County, counting from 1 to 990V...

Schoharie CR 21 (Huntersland Road) goes from Middleburgh to the Albany County line, passing by the hamlet of Huntersland on the way. Local Revolutionary War hero Timothy Murphy is buried at the Middleburgh Cemetery, which Schoharie CR 21 passes by.
Schoharie CR 22 (Brooker Hollow Road) starts its descent towards the Village of Richmondville.
Schoharie CR 23 (Beards Hollow Road) forms a nice bypass of Richmondville from NY 10 to NY 7 (and NY 10 again).

Schoharie CR 23's northern end at NY 7 and NY 10 near Richmondville.
Schoharie CR 23A is the Warnerville Cut-Off, providing a great shortcut for folks traveling on NY 10 to bypass downtown Cobleskill to the west.
Schoharie CR 24 (Knox Road) runs from the Albany County border to NY 443.

I've found that Schoharie CR 24 has its share of scenic stretches as well.
Schoharie CR 25 (Barton Hill Road) winds through some scenic farmland on its way between the Schenectady County border and NY 30 in Schoharie.

Views of Terrace Mountain from Schoharie CR 25 as it descends into Schoharie.
Schoharie CR 27 in the northeastern part of the county has some bridges and overpasses of note. I want to say that this pair of overpasses are for the old Delaware and Hudson Railroad, but only one of the overpasses is in use.

Near Schoharie CR 27's end at NY 30A south of Sloansville, you'll encounter this truss bridge crossing over the Schoharie Creek.
Schoharie CR 29 (Lawyersville Road) in Lawyersville, a hamlet to the north of Cobleskill.

Schoharie CR 29 is beautiful in the fall!
Schoharie CR 31 (Bear Ladder Road) is full of twists and turns.
Schoharie CR 33 (West Richmondville Road) is a favorite of mine, especially for a morning drive. It goes through plenty of fields and has its share of hill areas.
Schoharie CR 35 (Shun Pike Road) is a short county route connecting US 20 near Esperance with NY 162 near Sloansville. This was probably a shun pike around the old Great Western Turnpike (US 20's predecessor across Schoharie County and from Albany to Cherry Valley).

Cows love avoiding the toll gates of yesteryear by hanging out along Schoharie CR 35.
Schoharie CR 36 (Clauverwie Road) is a scenic drive along the east slope of the Schoharie Valley between Breakabeen and Middleburgh.
There is plenty of history along this road, especially for Revolutionary War history buffs.

You can also see Vroman's Nose from Schoharie CR 36 driving northbound. Vroman's Nose is a popular hiking destination with gorgeous views of the Schoharie Valley. I've hiked it a few times.
Schoharie CR 39 follows the Schoharie Reservoir and NYC DEP land in Gilboa. It starts at NY 990V and eventually winds its way to NY 23 in Prattsville in Greene County, clipping the corner of Delaware County in the process.

The route shield at Schoharie CR 39's end at NY 990V is upside down.

You can see Manor Kill Falls from the bridge on Schoharie CR 39 right near the junction with NY 990V.
Schoharie CR 40 (Engleville Road) is a leisurely road that meanders its way to the south and west of Sharon Springs. This route shield has seen better days, though.

This barn has seen better days too.

But Schoharie CR 40 is still a scenic drive through western Schoharie County.




Sources and Links:
Schoharie County - New York Routes
Go back to Picture Perfect Schoharie County (Part 1)

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