Category Archives: Schenectady County

St. Stephen’s Church Labyrinth, Schenectady

There is a beautiful stone labyrinth in a quiet church square. Driving down a sleepy residential road I barely expected my destination to appear, but there was St. Stephen’s Church [1229 Baker Ave, Schenectady, NY 12309]. The courtyard is quite … Continue reading

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Mohawk River State Park, Niskayuna

Always looking for a new place to explore, my radius has increased tenfold. It isn’t so often I discover a new space right in my backyard. Mohawk River State Park [The end of Whitmyer Rd, Niskayuna NY] is secreted away … Continue reading

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Peter Pause Restaurant, Schenectady Eats

I’m not so sure about eggplant. It has a strange color and texture. I’ve tried it in small portions, still never trusting it completely. I’ve certainly never ordered it as a main dish, until I visited Peter Pause Restaurant [535 … Continue reading

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E.K. Cibo’s, Schenectady Eats

I know my weaknesses. I don’t generally go for Italian food for that reason. When I see bread and pasta there is no stopping me. So I only have my affair with Italian once in a blue moon. Most recently … Continue reading

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Hike Christman Sanctuary

Looking for a gentle hike with amazing sights? Christman Sactuary in Schenectady County [3281 Schoharie Turnpike, Delanson, NY 12053] will expose a series of stunning waterfalls in under two miles. Follow the blue blazes and before you know it you’ll … Continue reading

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Schenectady Hikes: Plotter Kill Preserve

If you are chasing waterfalls, Plotter Kill Preserve in Schenectady should be placed at the top of your list [Take 890 to Campbell Rd/2a. Turn right on Putnam Rd. Go 1.7 miles to State Route 159/Mariaville Rd. Turn right onto … Continue reading

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Schenectady Eats: Villa Italia

If you’ve ever been to Proctors Theater, you may have noticed a little bakery very close by. I always thought Villa Italia in Schenectady [226 Broadway Schenectady, NY 12308] would be packed on show nights, but I was on a … Continue reading

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