Local Interests

Rensselaer County is filled with wonderful contradictions and juxtapositions. It's a special place where rural charm meets urban delights, where cultural opportunities and pastoral pastimes happily coexist, and where American heritage meets cutting-edge technology.

To find out more about what Rensselaer County has to offer visit the Rensselaer County Tourism website.

Outdoor Activities

Stretching thirty miles along the Hudson River, it offers:

  • Thousands of acres of parks
  • Miles of trails
  • More than 500 lakes and ponds
  • Championship golf courses

Year-Round Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Dog Sledding
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Growing Season

During the growing season, the county offers an array of locally produced:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Baked Goods
  • Fruits
  • Herbs
  • Meats
  • Vegetables