“Storytelling is one way people have of preserving local history and culture. Stories help a community to preserve memories and to cope with change. They are connectors that help to forge linkages between people and between generations, explaining events and ideas that become part of a community’s collective memory. Here are some of the stories collected as we traveled the trails.” – Dr. Ellen McHale, New York Folklore Society

A selection of video, audio, and text stories from the trails can be found here. Stories can also be accessed from the interactive maps and on the mobile site. Take a moment to view, to listen, to read and to learn more about all of the wonderful things that make Schoharie County a special place to live and work!

Quilt Barn Trail Stories

Beverage Trail Stories

Farm Trail Stories