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”

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”

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”

First Date Ideas in CapNY – Beyond the Ordinary

Dating looks a little different these days…but we’re hopeful first dates will be a “thing” again sometime soon. So when it’s time to connect in person with that crush you’ve been texting  for months throughout quarantine, or that new connection you just made on Hinge, Becky and Gabby have your back. First Date Ideas FromContinue reading “First Date Ideas in CapNY – Beyond the Ordinary”

7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY

There’s no better view than the one from a saddle. The rhythmic pattern of horse hooves on a sandy path melts away all my stress of daily life. Plus, a sure-footed horse can carry us to places off the beaten path through scenic fields, alongside streams, and into the foothills of the Adirondack and CatskillContinue reading “7 Great Places to Ride Horses 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)”

Top 10 Ballston Spa Don’t-Miss Spots: Saratoga County

Driving south into Saratoga County’s Ballston Spa from the nearby city Saratoga Springs, as you approach the village’s heart you coast downhill toward the valley. You pass churches, residences and eateries, shops and boutiques. And it’s here in Ballston Spa that you’ll find some of my favorite places. Ballston Spa Local Jewels My top 10Continue reading “Top 10 Ballston Spa Don’t-Miss Spots: Saratoga County”