Capital District

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For other places with the same name, see Capital Region (disambiguation).

New York's Capital District is centered on the state capital of Albany,


  • Albany County - The state's capital city and its suburbs in the east; still rural in its west
  • Montgomery County
  • Rensselaer County - Little suburban sprawl in this direction as you head from Troy and Rensselaer to the Berkshires.
  • Saratoga County - Development in the Albany area has made this the fastest-growing county in the state; still, the northern regions remain largely untouched, especially within the Adirondack Park.
  • Schenectady County - A city with a few suburbs and some country towns
  • Schoharie County
  • Washington County - Feels like a little piece of neighboring Vermont that somehow New York got.


  • Albany - The state capital, with many attendant sights and attractions.
  • Glens Falls -
  • Saratoga Springs - A grand old dowager of a resort town on the edge of the Adirondacks, this city comes alive when the thundering hooves of three-year-old thoroughbreds hit the track every August for a month of racing culminating in the Travers Stakes
  • Schenectady - The stamp of General Electric, which still operates its landmark research facility near downtown, remains on the Capital District's second city, also home to Union College.
  • Sharon Springs — a rejuvenated former spa town made semi-famous by its connection to the 'Fabulous Beekman Boys'.
  • Troy - The combination of a well-preserved and restored downtown and tech startups feeding off of nearby Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has led to the nickname "Silicon Valley of the 19th century."




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By air[edit]

  • Albany International Airport, 737 Albany-Shaker Rd, Albany, [1].

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By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound, [2]. Stops in most of the major cities as well as some small towns.

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