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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.

Amsterdam, NY – October 20, 2021 – Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, has launched a new podcast. Since1906 (hillnmakes.com/Since1906), is about distribution powerhouse Hill & Markes and how their mission is more than moving product of a shelf - it’s a commitment to safety and well-being. Since1906 is about how every…
ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), announced the introduction of the Junior FireWolves Winter Box Program in September. The co-ed program is an instructional platform developed by the FireWolves organization and consists of practices, scrimmages and tournaments all led by USBOXLA and FireWolves…
(West Sand Lake, NY, 10/19/2021) – With just days before their first practice, a handful of local sled hockey players with disabilities still needed volunteers to skate with them and push their sled so they can play. A sled hockey pusher is the unsung hero of the team, assisting any player who cannot propel himself due to mobility disabilities.…
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Maximize your Chamber investment by discovering all of the advantages of membership, for you AND your employees. Learn about exclusive perks and services…
Details: Check-in and Breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; Benefits Presentation from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Dec
09
Holiday NetworkingPlus is a festive event designed to expand your connections and generate new leads. You will have the opportunity to deliver a promotion…
Details: Check-in and Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Networking from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.