Dear Guests,

Welcome to Rensselaer County’s Internet home page. If you live here, we hope you are able to access the services you need, and if you don’t live here we hope you have similar good fortune and encourage you to come visit us…who knows…you may decide to stay.

As one of the earliest of New York’s counties, Rensselaer has a population of about 153,000 residing over 665 beautiful picturesque square miles. The quality of life as portrayed in our 14 towns, six villages, and two cities, lends to the air of spirit and togetherness symbolic of what life should be about. The County seat is Troy, known as the home of Uncle Sam and our other city, Rensselaer, sits on the bank of the historic Hudson River, directly across from the Empire State’s Capital, Albany.

The county slogan, “Life Looks Good From Here” is consistent with our identity. We are an excellent place to live, to work, to shop, to raise a family, and yes, to start a business. The economic, educational, and recreational opportunities to be found in our County are second to none. And our refreshing blend of rural and hi-tech influences makes us truly appealing.

“Convenience” could be a secondary slogan for us. We are located within 250 miles of New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Buffalo, placing us in the hub of North American activity, and are easily accessible to the New York State Thruway and well as the Taconic Parkway. Additionally, we are home to one of the busiest yet most customer friendly Amtrak facilities in the northeast. Add to this a certain New England flavor by virtue of bordering Vermont and Massachusetts, and we indeed provide lifestyles for everyone.

I guess by now you have figured out that I am really proud of Rensselaer County…of what we have and what we will achieve in the future…but don’t let me influence you…for more information you are encouraged to follow links on this page for instant connection to Rensselaer County services, cultural and recreational opportunities, colleges and universities…and much, much more
Thanks for your visit.

Upcoming Events

Watchable Wildlife

  • August 19, 2017
  • 3:00 pm
  • Cherry Plain State Park

Watchable Wildlife: Who’s in the Pond? At 3pm  Using a seine net and more, we will see what fish and other critters are along the shores of the pond! Meets at Park office. If you have any questions, please call 518-279-1155

BBQ dinner fundraiser

  • August 19, 2017
  • 3:00 pm

Venture Crew 2528 will be holding a BBQ dinner fundraiser from 3:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m. at the Town of North Greenbush Offices on Main Avenue in Wynantskill.  Meals will be $12 each and can be purchased pre-sale through a crew member or on the day of the vent.  Come and support these young men and women as they continue their commitment to the community in their monthly community service hours and work toward their own personal growth through leadership.
Call 400-0528 for tickets or more information.

Live Classic Rock

  • August 19, 2017
  • 5:00 pm

As extension of the event of Butler Park, the American Legion, 111 Main Avenue, Wynantskill will be hosting Live Classic Rock with “Suckerpunch” featuring Lester Harrison, Tom Herithe, Jesse Sherwood and Don Ackerman.  This is a free show and the doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Music at 6:00 p.m.  There will be raffle with all proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Northeast, New York.  Supports are welcome to bring their own food/snacks.