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5 Capital Region late-summer fun ideas
CAPITAL REGION

5 Capital Region late-summer fun ideas

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Summer at least unofficially ends today, and the kids will be back in school soon, if they’re not already.
 
At Jackson’s Garden, summer still lingers
SCHENECTADY

At Jackson’s Garden, summer still lingers

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

In a far corner of Jackson’s Garden, an apple tree bows, its limbs heavy with red-tinged fruit.
 
It’s still summer — so do nothing
CAPITAL REGION

It’s still summer — so do nothing

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Spending a day doing nothing requires preparation. A “quick trip” to the store can easily turn into a journey into the heart of errands, and this is the enemy of laziness.
 
A little quiet to recharge before school frenzy
SCHENECTADY & SCOTIA

A little quiet to recharge before school frenzy

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
The kids have back-to-school-itis. Hubby and I have been working opposite shifts all summer. The sun sets sooner and rises later every day as summer fades, and this mom needs a break.
 
Moxham Mountain perfect peak for late-summer hike
MINERVA

Moxham Mountain perfect peak for late-summer hike

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
Moxham Mountain affords a sweeping view to the west and south, including a direct view of Gore Mountain and its ski trails on top.
 
Clifton Park eatery offers good food, fun
CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park eatery offers good food, fun

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Whether you are going out with a group of friends or having a quiet twosome, picking a place to eat can be an agonizing process.
 
Volleyball is a great summer activity
SCOTIA

Volleyball is a great summer activity

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Are you totally serious about volleyball? Just want to work up a good sweat and enjoy some pizza afterward? Somewhere in between?
 
Hiking at night a different way to see nature

Hiking at night a different way to see nature

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
The Capital Region and surrounding areas have many great places to hike on those warm, sunny days, but don’t pass up the opportunity to do the same hike at night.
 
Paddle boarding a great way to relax, or get a good workout
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Paddle boarding a great way to relax, or get a good workout

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Julian Stallard of The Kayak Shak isn’t surprised that paddle boarding’s popularity is exploding. It’s because of the freedom to paddle board in any way you want.
 
Park offers perfect view of Cohoes Falls
COHOES

Park offers perfect view of Cohoes Falls

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
Dan Hytko isn’t a historian, but since working at the steward station at the Cohoes Falls, he’s picked up a lot of interesting information.
 
Tawasentha Park has a great pool
GUILDERLAND

Tawasentha Park has a great pool

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

Emily and Heather Depew were going to Tawasentha Park.
 
Roping, riding, barrel racing … all right in Malta
MALTA

Roping, riding, barrel racing … all right in Malta

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
The bright lights, flying dirt and beating hooves of the rodeo are a lot closer than people might realize.
 
Lots to see, taste, hear at Ballston Spa Farmers Market
BALLSTON SPA

Lots to see, taste, hear at Ballston Spa Farmers Market

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
While I would highly recommend a trip to the wine country along beautiful Seneca Lake, it takes more than three hours to get there. Closer to home, and a surprise winner in the “places-we-went-with-aunt-Theresa-and-uncle-Jim” category is the Ballston Spa Farmers Market.
 
Local history, geology spotlighted at Waterford museum
WATERFORD

Local history, geology spotlighted at Waterford museum

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
U.S. Congressman Hugh White was obviously the kind of guy who wanted to be where all the action was, and in the early 19th century that was Waterford. Today, his large white house, built in 1831, serves as home for the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center,
 
Grafton Peace Pagoda a good summer day excursion

Grafton Peace Pagoda a good summer day excursion

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The first peace pagodas were built in Japan in the aftermath of World War II, with the goal of uniting people of all races and creeds behind the concept of world peace.
 
 

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