Katie Farrell's lesser known Middleburgh, NY

WR writer Katie Farrell is from a lesser known part of New York - Middleburgh - but that doesn't mean there's no reason to visit!  She's sharing her home grown home town advice for small town America with us for our Questionnaire for Experts, Bloggers and other Travel Knowledgeables.

Where's your home town, and what's the main reason people visit?

Middleburgh, New York. Most people visit to get away from New York City or Albany.

What's the main reason you think people SHOULD be visiting?

People should visit for the beautiful countryside and the Revolutionary War history.

If you had to recommend to the friend of a friend one unmissable thing to do in your home town what would it be?

Climb Vroman's Nose

If they had a whole day in town what would you recommend they do?

Shop at the Conglomerate, hike Vroman's Nose, visit the Best House,visit Barber's Farm for fresh local produce.

What if they had three days?

To to nearby Cobleskill and go to Howe Caverns and the IroquoisIndian Museum.  Go to Schoharie and visit the Old Stone Fort from 1772 where the man who had Benedict Arnold arrested is buried.  Also, visit the Palatine House, Blenheim Covered Bridge, and the Gilboa Dam.

What will you never catch a local doing?

A local will never be caught without a beer (only the rednecks butt here are a lot of them!)

What WILL you catch a local doing?

Locals like to drive big trucks.

And what local delicacies would visitors be fools not to try while they're there?

Eat Pasta & Grill's Buffalo Chicken Pizza (hot buffalo sauce withcreamy blue cheese melted in toppings), Hubie's Italian Restaurant,Tory Tavern (in nearby Schoharie)-early American food, the menuchanges daily, and the staff dresses up like they're from the 1700s.

In 140 characters, how would you sum up your home town as a great destination?

Middleburgh represents small town America

Anything else you want to add?

Middleburgh was the breadbasket of the Revolutionary War (providedmost of the food for the soldiers).

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