Welcome to Rensselaer County! Located in the Hudson-Mohawk Heritage area of Upstate New York’s Capital Region.

Rensselaer County is filled with wonderful contradictions and juxtapositions. It’s a special place where rural charm meets urban delights, where cultural opportunities and pastoral pastimes happily coexist, and where American heritage meets cutting-edge technology. Stretching thirty miles along the Hudson River, it offers thousands of acres of parks, miles of trails, and more than 500 lakes, ponds, and even championship golf courses.

15 December 2018

Petersburgh Polar Express Party

Petersburgh Memorial Hall, 71 Main Street, Petersburgh, NY 12138

Annual Christmas party. We are having a Polar Express themed party. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas. Elves will hand out Hot chocolate and cookies. Activities include decorating cookies and ornaments, watching Polar Express movie, special visit from Santa. Presents will be handed out.

31 December 2018

14th Annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Children's Museum of Science & Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 at a child-friendly time. The event will include a variety of Noon Year’s eve creative activities; an animal show; face-painting; a countdown and celebratory parade. Ring in the Noon Year with laughter, learning and fun! : Free – the $8 admission fee is waived for our Noon Year’s celebration; we…

01 January 2019

First Day Hike

Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack, NY 12156

Choose from two different hikes: Ice House Chimney hike – hike a beautiful, wide, flat, hard packed dirt trail with occasional views of the Hudson River. The destination is 2.5 miles down the Orange trail. The hike will be led by a guide who will share information about the ice industry during the late 1800’s.…

26 January 2019

34th Grafton Lakes Annual Winter Festival

Grafton Lakes State Park, 254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Grafton, NY 12082

Snow, food and outdoor fun! Watch the Polar Plunge, go snow bowling, take a carriage ride through a Winter Wonderland, snowshoe, eat chili, and visit Grafton’s new Welcome Center! Plus so much more. Check back in late December for full schedule of events and activities,  click here    

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