Exploring the Arts & Culture of Washington County with Kids!

I remember being invited to a friend’s bonfire a little over 25 years ago. She had told me it was at her parents house in Shushan, NY. I’m not originally from New York, so I had never even heard of that town before. I was living in Schenectady at the time. We didn’t have cellContinue reading “Exploring the Arts & Culture of Washington County with Kids!”

CapNY Spring Weekend Itinerary: Albany County

Itching for a weekend getaway or staycation this spring? Book a trip to Albany for must-see museums, craft beverage experiences and much more! With blooming tulips and blue skies, it is a picture-perfect time of year to visit Albany. Scroll on for a weekend itinerary to discover Albany this spring.   This blog post is presentedContinue reading “CapNY Spring Weekend Itinerary: Albany County”

3 Popular Indoor Spectator Sports Experiences in CapNY

Nothing gets me more hype than going out to support a local sports team…sports bring people together and I love watching the CapNY community come together to cheer our very own talent on! No better way to spark up some CapNY pride than with sports. Here are three sports teams you can enjoy all yearContinue reading “3 Popular Indoor Spectator Sports Experiences in CapNY”

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”

Saratoga’s Beekman Street Arts District – It’s a Vibe

When you think of Saratoga Springs, you probably picture horses and the bustling Broadway. You’re not wrong, but there is so much more to this adorable “city in the country.” One such place is the Beekman Street Arts District. Boasting some of the best restaurants and coolest shops in Saratoga, Beekman is still a bitContinue reading “Saratoga’s Beekman Street Arts District – It’s a Vibe”

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”

Troy’s Oakwood Cemetery: Traveling through Time

Did you know that, before there were city parks in Troy, residents would take strolls and picnic in cemeteries like Oakwood? Well, what is old is new again. The 280 acre cemetery located in the northeast section of the Collar City is becoming a popular place for reflecting on the city’s past while walking onContinue reading “Troy’s Oakwood Cemetery: Traveling through Time”

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”

10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County

Just across the Hudson River from bustling Albany, Rensselaer County is a dream for hikers, cyclists, artists, nature-lovers, and locavores. Ten wonderful walking trails in Rensselaer County await you, just minutes away from the cities! Driving east from Albany or Troy, you’ll soon start to notice the hills, and eventually your ears might pop. That’sContinue reading “10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County”

5 Family-Friendly Skiing and Tubing Centers Across CapNY

Whether you’re a bona fide ski bum or just feeling ski-curious, this might be the ideal winter to spend on the slopes. Ski areas offer acres of open air and gorgeous natural scenery, making them some of the safest family-friendly spaces to spend with energetic kids who’ve been cooped up for COVID safety. 5 Great,Continue reading “5 Family-Friendly Skiing and Tubing Centers Across CapNY”