Regional Information and Attractions

The history, eateries, culture, shopping, and festivals of Troy and Albany are mere minutes away! To help you discover what the Capital District has to offer, we've compiled a host of regional information for you, including everything from local hot spots and historical sites to hotels and higher education. For example, here are just a few suggestions for you music lovers out there:

And if you love shopping, you can find a wide variety of stores at Crossgates Mall, one of the largest malls in New York State.

Famous havens like Cooperstown, which is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Woodstock are a few hours away by car. Take a trip to Manhattan or explore downtown Boston...both are less than three hours from campus. Or, if you want to even more ambitious, get some friends together and take a weekend roadtrip to check out spectacular Niagara Falls, located near Buffalo, New York, or head on up to Montreal, Canada.

But that's not to say you have to travel far out of town to have some fun! The local region offers a perfect trail mix for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and mountain-bikers. We're about an hour from the Adirondack Mountains of New York, including Lake George, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Saratoga, NY is even closer and is home to the famous Saratago Race Track in the summertime.

Last modified: Jul 23, 2015
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