Author: Erynne Ansel-McCabe, Travel Trade Manager
Road trips to Schoharie County are a perfect way to spend time with that great family of yours who make you so proud! But, wow, what energy those kids have!! Let us help you by suggesting the following
Fun-Filled and Action-Packed ideas that the whole family will enjoy.
Gobblers Knob Family Fun Park - This Family Fun Park hosts an 18 hole lighted Miniature Golf, 9 hole Par 3 Golf Course, 12 station lighted Driving Range, Bounce House, Snack Bar AND ice cream parlor. There is a large and open Pavilion for parties and events of all types. Rubbin’ Butts Bar-B-Que has joined the Family Park and now has a full menu of famous delights! Look forward to lots of fun and good food!
Muscle Motors Speedway - Muscle Motors Speedway is an asphalt go kart track over 1,100 linear foot long, with over pass, under pass, corkscrew, chicane, horseshow and many other interesting turns at multi levels. The go-karts are Formula K full body karts powered by 6.5 hp Honda motors. The iconic two-story control tower and two acres are lit for night racing. So, stop in and feel the thrills and enjoy the sights while the family makes memories, they will take home with them forever.
The Studio for Art and Craft - Paint pottery, clay, pottery wheels, fused glass, jewelry and more! Classes and parties on or off site. Fun for all ages. Groups up to 40 welcome on site.
Secret Caverns - Take an one-hour guided tour through the caverns down to discover a 100-foot underground waterfall - thrills included! A fantastic gift shop, picnic area and pond will delight everyone. Caves are not handicap accessible since there are many stairs down and of course, many stairs back up. Lots of fun!
Howe Caverns – Kid friendly activities in this famous attraction include the H2O Ball down the slopes of the hills and gem mining experiences. Lots to do as well as tour the incredible Caverns.
Pick-A-Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch [Seasonal] - Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin, gourds, and ornamental corn. There is delicious food at the snack bar, a petting area to meet your favorite farm animals and more. Open Sept 28 - October 31 only. Come visit for a day, afternoon, or evening for affordable family fun!
Schoharie County Sunshine Fair - This Wonderful fair began in 1866 and returns around the first week of August for authentic fair fun! Don’t miss the Historic Treasures for interesting exhibits on life as it was in Schoharie County and a large Grandstand where you can enjoy demolitions and tractor pulls and other exciting races. Animal judging and horse and rider competitions every day. Come and enjoy rides, shows, farm animals, great food and more - something for everyone in the family.
Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum - The museum features the original brick 1875 Station House and railway artifacts, together with six other original railroad buildings, including the Freight Shed, a Weigh Station, a Mill Building, two small whistle stop stations and the Borden’s Creamery Building. In addition, there is the restored 1891 Passenger Car from the Middleburgh & Schoharie Railroad, and a 1917 wooden caboose.