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Enjoy a high quality of life with a blend of dynamic urban architectural skylines and wide-open spaces. Once you come to Rensselaer County, you’ll never want to leave!

Get active in the great outdoors of Rensselaer County. Stretching for 30 miles along the scenic and historic Hudson River, Rensselaer County boasts thousands of acres of parks, miles of hiking and walking trails and scores of lakes and ponds. Whether hiking, biking, paddling, skiing or hitting the links, visitors will find lots of fun in exploring the beauty of the county all year-round.

Stroll along scenic downtown streets while window shopping for unique gifts and exotic finds. Explore among quaint country stores and antique dealers for that one-of-a-kind treasure from years past. Visit bustling downtowns for a distinctive combination of shops, cafés, businesses, restaurants, art galleries and beautiful architecture.

Rensselaer County communities are distinguished by affordable housing and diverse architectural style. Residential sites vary from cityscapes to countryside. From cozy colonial farmhouses on winding roads to refurbished downtown brownstones with modern amenities or newly constructed suburban developments, there is something in Rensselaer County for every resident.

Rensselaer County’s culinary scene includes wide-ranging, diverse flavors as well as traditional American fare. Creative chefs take advantage of the region's seasonal, fresh produce and local farming operations.  Stop in for coffee at a cozy café or dine outside on the riverfront as the sun sets. The region boasts award-winning restaurants, grab-and-go options and more, with choices ranging from gourmet to family-friendly to downright eclectic dining.

Visit the Rensselaer County and Renssleaer County Tourism websites for more information.

Woodland Hill Montessori School’s Board of Trustees has announced that it has named Michelle Edwards as the new Head of School, effective July 1, 2020. Michelle has served as Assistant Head of School for the past four years and played a critical role in the establishment of the Toddler program at WHMS in 2012. Michelle will succeed Susan Kambrich…
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Join us for an exclusive inside look into how Washington, D.C. is handling the COVID-19 pandemic with U.S. Representatives Antonio Delgado and Paul D.…
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