Saratoga Springs, https://discoversaratoga.org/saratoga-map
The Racetrack, Casino, Museum of Dance, Hot Springs and Mineral Baths, Antique Car Museum and More.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, http://www.spac.org
Downtown Historic Troy
Fabulous Architecture, Farmers Market, Famous Tiffany Churches and "The Antiques Warehouse", https://www.facebook.com/antiqueswarehouse/
The Acoustics of Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, http://www.troymusichall.org/shows_and_tickets/
Built decades before the birth of the modern field of architectural acoustics, George Post’s Troy Savings Bank Music Hall incited a less than favorable response from critics upon its 1875 opening. Twenty years later, in 1890, a large, eight year old Odell concert organ purchased from New York financier William Belden was installed in the Hall. Though its design was never intended to accommodate such a substantial presence, legend has it that this modification transformed the Hall into the acoustic wonder that it is today.
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway: //www.mohawktowpath.org
Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, http://nysparks.com/parks/111/details.aspx
Peebles Island State Park is at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. It offers spectacular river and rapids views for walkers and joggers who take advantage of the miles of paths through the gently rolling and wooded landscape.
Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries in Albany's Capital Region, www.albany.com/guide/attractions-wineries.cfm
The craft beverage industry is booming throughout New York State, and Albany's Capital Region is no exception. Browse the list of beverage producers below, and try some locally-crafted wines, beers, and spirits today.
Shmaltz Brewing Company, https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g47491-d6154234-Reviews-Shmaltz_Brewing_Company-Clifton_Park_New_York.html
"Excellent Craft Beer"
Yankee Distillers, ://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g47491-d12458504-Reviews-Yankee_Distillers-Clifton_Park_New_York.html
Proctors Theater, Schenectady, http://www.proctors.org
Proctors is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) cultural, educational and charitable organization that delivers exciting shows, excellent educational programming and community events to the extended Capital Region.
The Clark Institute, Williamstown, http://www.clarkart.edu
Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment.
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, http://www.hydecollection.org
The Hyde Collection offers a world-class group of works that span almost six thousand years of art history from antiquity to the present. The Museum's founders, Louis and Charlotte Hyde, acquired the majority of objects during a fifty-year period of avid and highly informed collecting. Many of these works are displayed in Hyde House, the founders’ former home, as well as in the Museum’s modern exhibition galleries.
Round Lake, http://www.roundlakevillage.org/about
Lake George, http://www.lakegeorge.com/whatsnew/
The Albany Institute of History and Art, http://www.albanyinstitute.org
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is one of the oldest museums in the United States. It also is the major repository for the region's heritage, with nationally significant collections.
The New York State Museum, http://www.nysm.nysed.gov
The New York State Museum is a center of art, science, and history dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state. Established in 1836, it is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. From its beginning, the Museum has been home to some of the nation’s leading scientists, including the founders of American paleontology, ethnology, botany and mycology. Its collections rank among the finest in many fields and total more than 16 million scientific specimens and one million cultural objects.
The New York State Capitol, http://ogs.ny.gov/ESP/CT/Tours/Capitol.asp
Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years.
Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, http://www.olana.org
The home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Olana is one of the few intact artists' home-, studio- and estate-complexes in the United States; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
The Thomas Cole House, Catskill, https://www.nps.gov/thco/index.htm
In 1825, America was still a new nation, just forming its own unique identity and traditions. Thomas Cole invented a new style of art, one that Americans could call their own. His landscape paintings launched the art movement known as the Hudson River School.
Hudson NY, http://gotohudson.net
A lively urban gem set in the jewel -like natural environment of Columbia County, Hudson, New York, is a minor miracle: beautifully preserved (its hundreds of historic buildings representing every architectural style of the last three centuries) yet buzzing with all the ingredients of a city many times its size. With its diverse and creative people, world class retail and dining, and a happening art and music scene, it's America of the past, present AND future.
Cooperstown, NY www.thisiscooperstown.com
Bringing Traditions to Life
Stroll down our local main streets on a cool fall afternoon, where every town has its own flavor. From musems to retaurants and shops, be sure to check out all the Otsego County towns have to offer. Spend time reminiscing on baseball's past at the Baseball Hall of Fame. These are the moments to remember forever.
In August 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Over half a million people came to a 600-acre farm to hear 32 acts (leading and emerging performers of the time) play over the course of four days (August 15-18). Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were among the line-up. Woodstock is known as one of the greatest happenings of all time and –perhaps- the most pivotal moment in music history.