We’ve already chronicled some of the amazing activities and attractions that are just down the road from Rivers Ledge in Schenectady NY, but what if you want to travel a bit further from home? Within just a 30 minute driving radius, you’ll find a world famous racetrack, a local vineyard/winery, a number of golf courses, and more to explore.
Watch the Horses at Saratoga Race Course
One of the oldest major sporting venues in the United States, Saratoga Race Course features live Thoroughbred horse racing five days a week (Wednesday-Sunday) from mid-July through Labor Day. The track has many options for seating and dining, so you could return throughout the summer and plan different experiences each time. Season passes are also available for those who don’t want to miss any of the action.
Explore Multiple Attractions at Empire State Plaza
Head to Albany and discover all that Empire State Plaza has to offer. Tour the New York State Capitol and see highlights like the legislative chambers, Governor’s Reception Room, and Hall of Governors. Head up 42 stories to the Corning Tower Observation Deck and get one of the best views of Albany and the surrounding area. Visit the New York State Library to check out some books or just to explore the historic building. Plan your visit to correspond with one of the regular events happening at Empire State Plaza, from farmers markets and concerts in the summer to ice skating in the winter.
Catch a Performance at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall offers a diverse calendar of musical performances, comedy shows, and other productions staged in its historic hall. If you love listening to live music outdoors, you’ll also want to take note of the venue’s Summer Square concert series that happens on Fridays and Saturdays throughout July and August in the Troy Music Hall Courtyard. Best of all, the Music Hall is located within a few blocks of many wonderful restaurants, so you can enjoy a delicious meal or drinks before or after the show.
Sip Local Wines at Altamont Vineyard & Winery
Speaking of drinks, the picturesque 26-acre property at Altamont Vineyard & Winery is an ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon. Enjoy their wines made from grapes grown on-site and add a charcuterie board to snack on while you sip. The winery also has special events throughout the summer season, including live music.
Hit the Links at Several Area Courses
There are so many golf courses within 30 minutes of Rivers Ledge, it’s impossible to list them all, but rest assured that you’ll have your pick of features and scenery. Some of the options include Saratoga Lake Golf Club, Van Patten Golf Club, Mohawk Golf Club, Orchard Creek Golf Club, Wolferts Roost Country Club, and The Edison Club. While there are a number of public courses in the area, several others are open to members only, so be sure to research a course’s structure and policies before arriving.
Schedule a Tour of our Luxury Apartment Community
Our proximity to some of the region’s biggest attractions is a major perk of living at Rivers Ledge, but our residents reap even more benefits. Come tour our luxury apartment community and learn more about the benefits for yourself! Contact us today, we can’t wait to show you around.