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.

22 November 2018

Troy Turkey Trot

The Troy Turkey Trot is a premier road race featuring 5k and 10k distances, among other events. This year marks the 71st running of the Troy Turkey Trot, the 12th oldest road race in the country, and the 64th oldest in the world. Started in 1916, the Trot was held 16 times between 1916 and…

24 November 2018

Pop up Tour of Gardner Earl Chapel

Earl Chapel, Oakwood Cemetery, 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy, NY 12180

Do you have out of town guests coming for Thanksgiving? Are you looking for something different to entertain them? Bring them to Oakwood’s special pop up tour of the Gardner Earl Chapel on Sat. November 24th at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. You’ll hear the brief story of the young man who inspired the chapel and you’ll…

28 November 2018

Fourth Annual Tree Lighting: Miracle on 15th Street

The Hill at Muza, 379 Congress Street, Troy, NY

On Wednesday, November 28th, at 7 p.m., The Hill at Muza will light an epic 22 foot spruce tree from Bob’s Trees of Galway N.Y. The tree will stand on an outdoor “stage” area, about six feet above the beer garden, and will be decorated with 500 feet of twinkling Christmas lights. (Note: The rain…

29 November 2018

62nd Annual Greens Show at Hart-Cluett House

Hart-Cluett House (RCHS), 57 Second Street, Troy, New York, 12180

Every year, the Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Van Rensselaer Garden Club present the annual Holiday Greens Show in the Hart-Cluett Historic House Museum. The lush Show is a Troy holiday tradition that transforms 12 rooms of the 1827 Federal-style Hart-Cluett House into a green winter wonderland. The Holiday Greens Show is the signature…

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