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”

Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY

There are so many beautifully restored performance venues in CapNY. Steeped in history, they’ve hosted more than a century’s worth of stars. We’ve got the best of 19th century architecture teamed with today’s pop culture — what could be better! 7 Amazing Performance Venues Join me for this (written) tour of seven amazing historic performanceContinue reading “Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY”

Public Art Outdoors in Winter: Art in CapNY

Want some quarantine-friendly ways to enjoy art, stellar local food AND the great outdoors? Lucky for us, CapNY is filled with amazing public art! From historic architecture and neighborhoods to public art “galleries” in urban alleyways, CapNY writer Jessica Kelly found six great sites that we can enjoy all winter. Have more ideas? Send themContinue reading “Public Art Outdoors in Winter: Art in CapNY”

6 Things To Do In Saratoga Springs (That Aren’t Downtown)

Summer in Saratoga Springs. There’s nothing like it. Horses, restaurant patios, shopping… and crowds. Sometimes I crave an outing that’s a little less populated, so I’ve put together a few ideas on what to do in Saratoga Springs that are a bit more off the beaten path. Here are six of my favorites to getContinue reading “6 Things To Do In Saratoga Springs (That Aren’t Downtown)”

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 From Saratoga Springs to Schuylerville

This country drive on Route 29 from Saratoga Springs to Schuylerville is a great chance to revel in the farmland, lakes and rivers, and apple groves of rural Saratoga County. The solace and space of Stillwater, Schuylerville and all of these little hamlets make for a great spring drive. How to Get There A roadContinue reading “CapNY Road Trip From Saratoga Springs to Schuylerville”

CapNY Road Trip Through Rural Schenectady County

This drive through rural Schenectady county is a great way to explore CapNY’s natural beauty and pick up some craft beverages along the way. We are finally seeing some sunshine and warmer temps, which makes it a lot easier to get that vital dose of Vitamin D.  How To Get There There are several routesContinue reading “CapNY Road Trip Through Rural Schenectady County”

CapNY Road Trip through Rensselaer County

A road trip to Rensselaer county is easier to plan than it is to spell but it’s a county with rich history and beautiful rural landscapes. This road trip includes both natural and man-made vantage points, and you see beautiful vistas that stretch into Massachusetts and Vermont. There’s also a stop at a farm stand,Continue reading “CapNY Road Trip through Rensselaer County”

CapNY Road Trip: Columbia County Treks

Columbia County is home to stunning hikes, streams and waterfalls — perfect in all four seasons. Plus, there’s the thriving cultural scene, with standout sites like Olana and Art Omi, and many more venues. This road trip is focused on a fantastic, full day of nature, dining, history and culture! CapNY Takealong Map Click hereContinue reading “CapNY Road Trip: Columbia County Treks”

CapNY History Day Trip: Visiting Olana with Kids

I’ve been visiting the Catskills since I was a kid, and the best part of the drive was always looking up at Olana from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge over the Hudson River. The views from its hilltop perch are even more breathtaking than those from below. It seemed like a dreamy place to exploreContinue reading “CapNY History Day Trip: Visiting Olana with Kids”