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From biking, hiking, kayaking and swimming to cross country skiing and snowshoeing, Rensselaer County has 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 your own, farmers markets and farm stands abound during the summer and early fall.

Summer highlights include free concert offerings throughout the country. 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 at Troy Night out with 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.

If rich heritage is what you are seeking, then Rensselaer County is the place to be! Explore Crailo State Historic Site's widely acclaimed exhibit, "A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World." See a mansion in restoration when you visit the Knickerbocker Mansion. Bring history alive with interactive programs at Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS). Discover Rensselaer County's rich and diverse history through a special exhibit at RCHS for the County's 225th Anniversary in June and July. Celebrate Troy's Bicentennial with events throughout the city and a retrospective of Troy at RCHS through December 2016.

For those who prefer the arts, Rensselaer County boasts many art venues with the world renowned, acoustically perfect Troy savings Bank Musical 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 Independent Media in Troy. 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, family activities and exhibits at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.




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