The heart of Leatherstocking Country lies in Schoharie County, in the east-central part of New York State, 30 minutes southwest of Albany and the Capital Region. You’ll quickly see the beauty that drew the first settlers to the region, and quickly appreciate the natural bounty from which our agricultural heritage was born.
The Capital Region, comprised of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and suburbs has a population base of approximately 800,000. It is the center of N.Y.S. Government and crossroads of all transportation systems serving the northeastern U.S. Route 7, Route 20 and I-88 that joins N.Y.S. Thruway, at Exit 25A connect Schoharie County to the Capital Region. Westerly routes include Route 7 and I-88 to Binghamton and Route 20 to Utica and Syracuse. The Adirondack Mountains to the north and Catskill Mountains to the south are easily accessed via Routes 10 and 30. Schoharie County is located approximately three hours from New York City.
Schoharie County is rural in nature with a strong agricultural and tourism base. Topography consists of rolling hills and flat lands covering approximately six hundred square miles. The population is 33,263 and is concentrated predominantly in the Villages of Cobleskill, Schoharie, Middleburgh, Sharon Springs and Richmondville all in the northern half of the County.
The County enjoys educational and cultural features as a result of the New York State University Agricultural and Technical College at Cobleskill which provides many varied and interesting opportunities.
Used by permission of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce.