5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters

Before there was cable TV and the internet (my own kids can’t imagine such a primitive time) families went out together to enjoy a movie in a car, packed full of kids. Sometimes the neighbor’s kids were mixed in the bunch too. I remember being about 8 years old, and walking to the drive-in movieContinue reading “5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters”

How to Spend 48 Hours in CapNY

CapNY offers the perfect blend of small city charm and rustic nature. The region is a vast area that ranges from the foothills of the Catskills to the foothills of the Adirondacks, and in between those 90 miles are cities, towns, countrysides, forests, mountains and lakes, all with their own unique flares. Photo: Samascotts GardenContinue reading “How to Spend 48 Hours in CapNY”

4 Must-Experience Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Activities in CapNY

There are countless outdoor activities to partake in during CapNY’s spring and summer months. 10 state parks. Countless trails & opportunity. It’s important for us that CapNY has outdoor experiences that are accessible to EVERYONE across our community. In this article, we’ll cover FOUR must-experience wheelchair outdoor activities that you should add to your to-doContinue reading “4 Must-Experience Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Activities in CapNY”

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”

5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences

Here are five art experiences that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone — solo, on a date, or with your kids. Visit one at a time, or make a day trip out of it! So, get outside and enjoy the summer weather, AND support our amazing creative economy. Summer Exploration! After more than aContinue reading “5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences”

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 Lake George Winter Activities

Located in the southeastern Adirondacks, Lake George is a spectacular spot to enjoy numerous winter activities while avoiding the crowds of the summer. Winter is the time when the area slows down from its bustling summer pace to become a tranquil haven for those seeking snowy, outdoor adventures. 5 Lake George Winter Activities Lake GeorgeContinue reading “5 Lake George Winter Activities”