Max V. Shaul State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Sitting at the base of Towpath Mountain, Max V. Shaul State Park is a shady little spot that makes for a pleasant getaway from Albany to the northeast. Plus, visitors who present a valid camping pass from Max Shaul at the entrance booth to nearby Mine Kill State Park will be able to enjoy the Blenheim-Gilboa Reservoir, Mine Kill Falls, miles of trails, as well as Minekill’s Olympic-size pool, wading pool, and separate diving pool. In 2011, a cartop boat and fishing access trail to the Schoharie Creek was added, enabling anglers to try their luck on Panther Creek or the larger waterway on the east side of the park. Campers share three comfort stations and a central shower house; site 17 is handicapped accessible. Traffic from Route 30 is audible, but not too intrusive. For a short but steep hike with fantastic views of Schoharie County, climb Vroman’s Nose, 4 miles up the road from the park."