The Covered Bridges of Washington County

Want a picturesque drive to some of the most charming and photo-friendly spots of CapNY? Roll down your windows and head out to Washington County, where five covered bridges await you. Please note that there can be spotty cell phone reception in some of these areas, so download or print maps and directions before youContinue reading “The Covered Bridges of Washington County”

5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass

Last summer, like many avid explorers, I reluctantly respected new travel restrictions.  Temporarily bound to New York State, I needed to make alternative vacation plans.  Thus arose the perfect opportunity to buy an Empire Pass Card and become acquainted with the natural wonders of the Capital Region.  The Empire Pass Open the gates to theContinue reading “5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass”

8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY

Washington County, NY, has natural beauty, family owned farmland, innovative culinary arts, charming Main Streets and creative artists of various disciplines. Traverse the abundant wilderness and enjoy farm-based food culture. while taking in its languid, neighborly atmosphere. Want to find my favorite 8 can’t-miss spots in Washington County? Read on! Off the Beaten Path LargelyContinue reading “8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY”

CapNY Daycation: Washington County Farm Tours

One of the best things about CapNY is buying local products, fresh from the farm. So, plan a farm daycation in Washington County! The sites listed below all have fantastic food, AND will have you in breathtaking scenery in no time. I’ve grouped the farms by proximity, so that you can make multiple stops relativelyContinue reading “CapNY Daycation: Washington County Farm Tours”

CapNY Apple Picking Map (Plus Craft Beverages, To Boot)!

There is nothing that says a CapNY fall like being out in the orchard on a crisp sunny day! Whether you’re competing for the best looking apple or chowing down as many cider donuts as your stomach will allow, it’s a great day out for families and friends. The only hard part is trying toContinue reading “CapNY Apple Picking Map (Plus Craft Beverages, To Boot)!”

Upstate Overnights: Catskills Edition

Overnights in the Catskills reward you with rich relaxing experiences. Choose from historic boutique hotels, tiny homes in the wilderness, or campgrounds. Or pick a creatively redesigned homes by fabulously talented locals. Clearly, the Catskills are the perfect weekend destination. So, whether you’re a CapNY resident or just visiting for a few days, these spotsContinue reading “Upstate Overnights: Catskills Edition”

A Thrilling Family Day at Windham Mountain Adventure Park

Looking for some fun outdoor winter activities for kids in the Catskills? Located in the quaint town of Windham, just a quarter-mile down the road from the ski mountain, Windham Mountain Adventure Park is the ideal destination for ski bum families looking for a new snowy-day activity. It makes a great day-trip destination for non-skiers,Continue reading “A Thrilling Family Day at Windham Mountain Adventure Park”

Upstate Overnights: Albany Edition

CapNY has plenty of cozy little staycation spots that to fuel my cravings to escape from reality for a couple of nights. On this edition of Upstate Overnights, I’ll fill you in on where you can stay for a few nights in Albany County! 1. Grey Gables The Lowdown A Gothic Victorian home awaits yourContinue reading “Upstate Overnights: Albany Edition”

CapNY Road Trip: A Hudson River Drive In Greene County

Itching to get out of the house, my kids, boyfriend and I piled into the car and ended up on a COVID-friendly afternoon of hiking and driving along the Hudson River on Route 385 in Greene County, from Coxsackie to Catskill. Heading out for a Hudson River drive In Greene County we suggest packing aContinue reading “CapNY Road Trip: A Hudson River Drive In Greene County”

CapNY Road Trip to Lake George in Spring Time

Lake George — the “Queen of American Lakes” — is one of the crown jewels of the Capital Region . Whether you stay in your car or take a safe, COVID-compliant hike, this is a great opportunity to take in the beauty of the lake and the first stirrings of spring. You’ll enjoy vast history,Continue reading “CapNY Road Trip to Lake George in Spring Time”