Blue Moon Walk at Schoharie State Historic Park

Blue Moon Walk at Schoharie Crossing

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Blue Moon Walk, Wednesday, August 30, at 7:30pm at the Visitor Center

Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will hold a Blue Moon Walk on Wednesday, August 30th, starting at 7:30pm from the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Ft. Hunter. The second full moon in August will also be a Supermoon.

The August Blue Moon, according to the Farmer’s Almanack, “will be the closest, biggest, and brightest full supermoon of 2023. It’s exceptionally close in Moon miles from Earth (222,043 miles). The next time we’ll have a closer full supermoon is November 5, 2025, when the moon lies 221,817 miles from Earth.”  Experience this wonder in the sky with your guide, Michael. This Blue Moon Walk will traverse about a mile of historic Erie Canal towpaths over slightly uneven and grassy trail.  We recommend dressing for the weather, comfortable footwear, and bringing a flashlight.

This walk event is free and open to the public. For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.