Rensselaer County, where rural charm meets urban delights and where cultural opportunities and pastoral pastimes happily coexist. Stretching thirty miles along the Hudson River, the county offers thousands of acres of parks, miles of trails, and more than 500 lakes, ponds, and even championship golf courses. Year-round activity abounds, whether it be swimming, boating, hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or even dog sledding.
The region also boasts many other cultural contributions, including some of the finest nineteenth century architecture in the country, the acoustically superb Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Junior Museum with its Digistar II planetarium and the Arts Center of the Capital Region, which annually welcomes over 70,000 artists, patrons, students and performers. Troy's RiverSpark Visitor Center provides exhibits, maps, tours, and other useful information designed to share the many wonderful secrets of Troy and Rensselaer County.
Arts & Exhibits
What's on exhibit? From the Arts Center to Tiffany windows in Troy, where do you go to see it all?
Dining options abound in town and out in Rensselaer county. Where can you find them?
There's plenty to do in and around Rensselaer County. Visit the events page for the full schedule.
Trace Rensselaer County's past, from the beginning with the first Dutch Settlers in the 1600s, through the Revolutionary War. Continue with the rise of the iron industry in the 1800s right up to today! Rensselaer County is the home of Uncle Sam and the maker of iron plates for the U.S.S. Monitor and the Liberty Bell's replacement. Where can you learn more?
Links for local newspapers and TV for news, local events and weather. Visit Local Interests Section
Music & Theater
Music, Dance and Theater; schedules for all! Learn More...
Links to community, cultural, recreational and educational organizations. Learn More...
Parks, lakes, rivers, conservatories, education centers, and other natural wonders. Learn More...
Summer in the County! Links to events and hosting organizations.
Getting around Rensselaer County. Links for schedules, bikeways and construction projects.
From the Hudson River to rivers to lakes there is plenty of waterfront activity in Rensselaer County.