The Schoharie Village Camping Ground, located between Fort Road and Route 30, and the Old Stone Fort cemetery and Fox Creek, and comprising approximately three acres, has been neglected and abandoned for quite some time. The Promotional Association has received permission from the Village of Schoharie to turn this area into a walking path through lily gardens.
This area, once known as Fox’s Dorf, is the entrance to the Village of Schoharie. Close to the Fox Creek covered bridge, which already attracts many for its ideal photo opportunities, the plan is to create a gravel path, winding through the area, from Fort Road to Route 30.
Once the path is completed, our vision is to fill the park with lilies. We will be requesting residents, businesses, and organizations to assist us in this endeavor. They will be asked to plant lily varieties around trees and along borders of the path. Since lilies are easy to grow, we envision that many will transplant varieties from their own gardens, making this a true community garden. Contributors can plant a given area for which they will receive plaques to be placed in their areas, inscribed with the donor names and types of lilies. We will be reaching out to the three churches in our area to create a small labyrinth for quiet reflection in the lily park. This project will be a community effort and one that the community can share for years to come.