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. Read More..

Rensselaer Events

Troy Night Out
12/26/2014

The event regularly draws over 1,000 people onto the streets of Troy, and attendees are able to enjoy over 30 art events, 15 music venues, and over 20 fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties.

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First Day Hike
1/1/2015
Start the new year right!  Walk (or snowshoe, depending on the conditions) to the ice house chimney and foundation; a round trip of 5 miles. Snowshoe rentals are limited, but are available for a $5 fee if necessary. This approximately 5 mile hike is recommended for ages 5+.  more>