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Living Here

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.

As part of its annual Summer of Kindness, the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation partnered with KIPP Troy Prep High School to assist outgoing seniors as they transition to college. On Thursday, June 6, members of the Sunmark Kindness Crew provided essential supplies to graduating seniors as they prepare for the next chapter of their academic…
Tech Valley Center of Gravity (TVCOG), a nonprofit organization and makerspace located in downtown Troy, is accepting applications for its new Digital Fabrication Residency program. The program, made possible through The Arts Center of the Capital Region’s Arts Thrive and Grow grant, will provide a unique opportunity for residents to learn to use…
The Tri-City ValleyCats announced that the 518 Futures Classic has been postponed to Monday, June 10th. Any tickets purchased for the initial event will be valid for the 518 Futures Classic now on Monday, June 10th.  The Tri-City ValleyCats have partnered with Built2Win to showcase the best high school baseball talent across New York’s Capital…
Jun
27
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. The Chamber’s networking events are a high-impact…
5pm-7pm
Jul
10
Maximize your chamber membership by discovering all of the benefits available to you AND your employees. Whether you are a new or long-time member, this…
Check-in and breakfast 8:30 a.m. 9:00-9:30 a.m. benefits overview
Jul
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Are you new to the professional world? Have you been wondering how to jump start your professional network? The Chamber is proud to announce the start of…
8:30am-9:30am