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.

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    

22 March 2019

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

Hudson Valley Community College, McDonough Complex, Troy, NY 12180

The Capital District Garden & Flower Show is the region’s premiere gardening exhibition.  The 60,000 square-foot McDonough Physical Education Complex at Hudson Valley Community College transforms into a garden lover’s paradise with over 17,000 square feet of beautifully designed, fully blooming gardens, over 100 floral arrangements exploding with rich colors and fragrances and a garden…

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