5 Ways to Get Around with CDTA

Living in Upstate New York, it can seem as though you can’t make it around CapNY without a car, but that is no longer the case with the Capital District Transit Authority’s (CDTA) expansion of services. CDTA along with community partners have reimagined mobility that isn’t limited to traditional city buses. Affordable & Eco-Friendly WithContinue reading “5 Ways to Get Around with CDTA”

Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts

Centuries before automobiles emerged as the singular mode of transport, the Industrial Revolution exploded upward from its epicenter of Manhattan, through the waterways that carve the landscape of Upstate New York. As a result of this rapid expansion, mill towns popped up along the creeks and streams that branch from the Hudson River. Plan yourContinue reading “Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts”

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”