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SALT introduces Interactive Website featuring the Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail


SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (Jan. 12, 2017) -- Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) Development will launch its innovative website project, “Trails to Tales of Schoharie County,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at SUNY Cobleskill’s Upper Champlin Hall. The event will celebrate the release of a website highlighting cultural and artistic destinations in Schoharie County. Members of the press and the public are encouraged to attend at no charge.

The Trails to Tales of Schoharie County website (formerly called “Geo to Go”) will contain interactive maps and information about local points of interest. Individuals will use the website’s Google Maps to plan trips along any of the featured trails, in-person or virtually, to destination locations. Accompanying multimedia, including audio and video clips, will help users learn more about the points of interest. The first trails to be showcased are the Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail, Schoharie County Beverage Trail, and the newly designated Farm Trail.

At the launch event, attendees will explore the website themselves and hear from individuals who contributed to the project, including Dr. Lillian Spina-Caza, the project originator. SALT Development will also thank the many entities who have collaborated on the initiative. Leading up to Jan. 26, SALT is releasing videos weekly on its website and social media, which contain interviews from trail destinations such as Green Wolf Brewing Co. and Lilac Hollow Farm.

“It’s exciting to finally share with everyone what we have been working on for well over a year,” Project Director Laura Morace said. “Trails to Tales captures so many of Schoharie County’s cultural gems. We want more people to experience our area’s riches. SALT is most grateful that with this project, we can collaboratively build upon the work local trails have already initiated, like the Beverage Trail, to get more people out exploring and experiencing the region.”

The project was made possible in part by a Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council grant administered by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Schoharie Area Long Term Development builds resilient and sustainable communities by coordinating regional projects that develop local assets.
MORE New Quilt Blocks!
2016 was a productive year for the Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail. The new map and location list has even more new blocks added and the entire trail consists of over 110 quilts blocks!

Download the updated location PDF and have fun discovering all the new blocks!

Photo - #86 Grandmother’s Fancy Star . . . also featured in Country Boy's 2017 Calendar which is available for free at Country Boy Realty at 753 Main Street in Cobleskill.
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Mobile Art Exhibit of the Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail
The Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail’s Mobile Art Exhibit is now on display at the Albany International Airport until the end of February.

Deb Bechtold from Visions of Schoharie Valley photographed blocks around the trail creating a unique view of Schoharie County.

Photo - Albany International Airport
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