Category Archives: Rensselaer County

Footsy Magoo’s, Troy NY

A good bar is hard to find. In so many cities I’ve gone out for a drink and thought, man… If my city had a bar like this I might actually want to hang out in it. Well, writing an … Continue reading

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The Flying Chicken, Troy Eats

It’s not everyday that you find a restaurant you feel understands your soul. Jazz, pinball, and fried chicken. One faithful Sunday we decided to stay close to home and explore spots that have been on my ‘list of things to … Continue reading

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Berlin Mountain, Taconic Hike

I have had Berlin Mountain [Intersection of Torrey Woods Rd and Berlin Road, Williamstown MA – continue on Berlin and the parking lot will pop up on the left – The trail is a two minute walk back down the … Continue reading

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Ali Baba, Troy Eats

There are many places to get Mediterranean food in the Capital Region, but one spot, nestled on a quiet side street in Troy is where I choose to return over and over again. It’s a quiet and comfortable open space, … Continue reading

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Barberville Falls, Poestenkill Hike

Little hike, big payoff. If you want to see a stunning 90-foot waterfall you won’t have to walk very far from your car, and it’s only a 25 minute drive from downtown Albany. Barberville Falls [Parking lot is before the … Continue reading

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Superior Merchandise Co

Coffee, ritzy little snacks and trinkets, wine. Superior Merchandise Co [147 Fourth St Troy, New York] is a conglomerate of things you want. Your eyes will take you in every which way looking at walls, shelves, and tables with carefully … Continue reading

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Cherry Plain State Park

This year we got the Empire Pass, so we’ve been on a mission to visit lots of state parks all over New York! Over Memorial Day Weekend Cherry Plain State Park was on the agenda, [26 State Park Rd, Cherry … Continue reading

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