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It's Labor Day, but there's still some summer left
CAPITAL REGION

It's Labor Day, but there's still some summer left

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
It’s Labor Day, which some call unofficial end of summer. Don’t you believe it.
 
Auriesville shrine a religious experience even for doubting Thomases
AURIESVILLE

Auriesville shrine a religious experience even for doubting Thomases

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Walking around the grounds of the Kateri shrine in Auriesville, even the most unabashed and unapologetic doubting Thomas might begin to wonder about their lack of faith.
 
Art, history share spotlight in Canajoharie
CANAJOHARIE

Art, history share spotlight in Canajoharie

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A building that closely resembles a puzzle piece stands out in this small town that hugs the Mohawk River.
 
This Hide-Out has mini golf, ice cream
HALFMOON

This Hide-Out has mini golf, ice cream

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Al Parker has a boney first mate on the job at Pirates Hide-Out, the ice cream stand and miniature golf course he owns on Guideboard Road in Halfmoon.
 
Time stands still at Grant Cottage
WILTON

Time stands still at Grant Cottage

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War general and 18th president of the United States, lived at Joseph Drexel’s cottage on Mount McGregor for nearly six weeks in 1885. His presence there, however, still lingers.
 
Adirondack lakes provide scenic bike routes
ADIRONDACKS

Adirondack lakes provide scenic bike routes

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Piseco Lake, Lake Pleasant, Brant Lake. And with a little more ambition, even Schroon Lake.
What do they have in common? All are southern Adirondack lakes, and all can be circumnavigated by bicycle in a pleasant summer or fall trip that would only take a few hours.
 
Lovely view, not strenuous: This hike’s a Beauty
FORT ANN

Lovely view, not strenuous: This hike’s a Beauty

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Sleeping Beauty offered just the right balance of nature and accomplishment: a perfect outing without too much work.
 
Schoharie Crossing a site for fans of history, nature
FORT HUNTER

Schoharie Crossing a site for fans of history, nature

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Ever since the place opened in 1966, the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter has been something of a triple threat.
 
Lots of horsing around in local art galleries
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Lots of horsing around in local art galleries

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
If you are hunting for that perfect equine painting or print for your home or office, it’s a good bet you can find it here.
 
Mabee Farm goes from making to displaying history
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Mabee Farm goes from making to displaying history

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Included in the history of Schenectady County and the Mohawk Valley are a number of tragic Indian attacks, but at the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction, it’s always been quiet on the western front.
 
Area wineries help to educate the palate
CAPITAL REGION

Area wineries help to educate the palate

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
As the summer days shorten and the nights cool, thoughts turn to fall: crisp apples and ripening grapes. Might be time for a vineyard tour.
 
Camping trip is more than just pitching a tent
CAPITAL REGION

Camping trip is more than just pitching a tent

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Whether you’re looking for a week in the wild or a weekend at the nearest campground, sleeping in a tent under the stars can be a great getaway.
 
Covered bridges of Washington County a step back in time
WASHINGTON COUNTY

Covered bridges of Washington County a step back in time

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
If you want to take a trip back in time, go to Washington County and stand inside a covered bridge.
 
Landis Arboretum evolves into a living museum
ESPERANCE

Landis Arboretum evolves into a living museum

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
The George Landis Arboretum in Esperance is first and foremost an arboretum, a space where many species of trees are planted in a natural environment to be viewed by the public. In the past two years, however, Landis has grown to be a destination for many other family-friendly summer activities.
 
Summer winding down, but music still aplenty
CAPITAL REGION

Summer winding down, but music still aplenty

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
If you’re craving a full day of local music, head over to Troy today for Day 2 of the Restoration Festival.
 
 

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