Albany-Rensselaer

New York’s capital city merges history with culture, art and performance; cuisine and craft beverages; events and festivals. Rural Rensselaer County revels in the region’s past.

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Alive at Five

The 29th annual music festival, Alive at Five, June 9-August 4 at Jenning's Landing, has live music, food and drinks.
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Downtown Troy

Downtown Troy provides ample opportunities to explore, shop and dine in a dynamic, growing, sustainable community and historic district.
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USS Slater

The USS Slater, the only remaining WWII American destroyer escort afloat, is now a floating museum moored in Albany.

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Hop Aboard the Great Dome Car

This autumn from September 28 – October 29, Amtrak’s Great Dome Car offers a unique way to travel on the Adirondack line between Albany and Montréal. The dome car has traveled the country, making its way onto the most scenic lines in America. With windows on all sides and a clear ceiling, this vintage car offers panoramic views of the changing …

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The City of Hudson & Beyond: A Day Trip to Columbia County

Looking to escape the busy summer tourism season on Long Island and New York City, I decided to be a tourist myself. Thankfully, after scanning New York By Rail‘s convenient travel itineraries, I came across the perfect escape in Columbia County. With the first distillery since before Prohibition, cozy boarding, Broadway-style musicals, classic American BBQ, historic landscapes and a mansion to explore, …

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Amber Waves – Craft Beverage Industry in NYS

Craft beers, cider and spirits return to New York State. Think of American alcoholic beverages, and chances are your mind wanders West, to Colorado’s mountains, Kentucky’s pot stills and St. Louis’s breweries—toward endless Midwestern fields of grain. But it wasn’t always that way. In the early 1900s, New York State was a leader in brewing cider and beer and distilling spirits. …

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