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Discover the many treasures of beautiful Rensselaer County.  From biking, hiking, kayaking and swimming to cross country skiing and snow shoeing, we’ve got you covered with miles of trails, nature preserves and three state parks.

Buying local takes on a new twist with fresh local products offered year round at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.  Pick you own, farmers markets and farm stands abound during the summer and early fall.

Summer highlights include free concert offerings throughout the county.  Troy’s Rockin’ on the River concert series runs every Wednesday from mid-June to mid-August and provides the perfect start to a fun evening in Troy. Explore Troy the last Friday of every month for special programs and discounts in our unique boutiques and enjoy the culinary excellence at our many restaurants.

Nothing says summer like a baseball game with the Tri-City Valley Cats from June to September.  Feeling nostalgic?  Catch a movie under the stars and one of Rensselaer County’s two drive-in theaters.

Get up close to history with tours, exhibits and programming at many of our historic sites. With changing exhibits and walking tours, make the Rensselaer County Historical Society your first stop.  Interested in Dutch heritage then check out Crailo State Historic Site.  Join in a walking tour at Oakwood Cemetery (where Uncle Sam is buried) and discover history as you’ve never known it. For those who prefer the arts, Rensselaer County boasts many art venues with the world renowned acoustically perfect Troy Savings Bank Music Hall where you can enjoy an evening of music, comedy and more in an intimate setting. A mixture of architecture and performance arts can be found at the EMPAC center on the RPI Campus. Looking for alternative arts?  Check out the Sanctuary for Indpendent Media in Troy.  Enjoy award winning productions can be seen at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts or the Sage Theater Institute.  Bring out the artist in you with a class at The Arts Center of the Capital Region.