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. Community playgrounds, bike paths, recreational fields, nature trails, ice skating arenas, cross country ski trails and golf courses highlight the beauty of the County.Stroll along window shopping for unique gifts and exotic finds, or explore among wayside country stores and antique dealers for that one-of-a-kind treasure from yesteryear. In downtown Troy, visit the Antiques District on River Street where collectibles spill out onto the sidewalk and you never know what treasure may catch your eye.
Stop in for coffee at a cozy café, or dine outside on the riverfront as the sun sets. Rensselaer County is filled with restaurants, eateries, lunch shops and more, with choices ranging from gourmet to family-friendly to downright eclectic dining. You can do it all in the Rensselaer Gateway. The convenience of "today" alongside the charm of "yesterday" gives you all you could ask for in a shopping and dining experience.