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Schenectady, NY 12303
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Established in 1857 during the period of the 'Rural' Cemetery Movement, Vale Cemetery is one of the largest in the area. In the 1980s, the City of Schenectady transformed the unused land around the cemetery into what is now Vale Park. Scientist William D. Coolidge, Congressman Henry S. De Forest and baseball pitcher Frank Wickware are some of the notable personalities to have been buried at Vale Cemetery.
The Dellemont-Wemple Farm is a typical farming estate that dates back to the 1770s era. Featuring a wooden barn, chicken house as well as a private cemetery, it was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Built in the 1730s, the Abraham Glen House is an iconic landmark on the Scotia streetscape. Its architecture is an example of the Dutch Colonial style and it is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Its current purpose is that of the Schenectady County Public Library.
Houck Farmhouse is located at Albany County, New York. The house was built in 1850s and adapts the Greek Revival style of architecture. The farmhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Arrowhead Marina and RV Park is a great recreational spot in Glenville. Located on the banks of the Mohawk River, this lush green space offers 64 sites and excellent facilities. Take in the sights, enjoy a boat ride, camp outdoors, or host a picnic or special occasion, among various activities available. This park lies within proximity of convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies, while some of their amenities include free wireless internet, cable and restrooms.
The Shaker Movement or more technically the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, was an offshoot branch of the Quakers and in this part of upstate NY, Watervliet (present-day Colonie) was called home. Today, the Shaker Heritage Society is a non-profit organization that aims to promote and preserve this very first Shaker settlement in the nation. The society holds different activities and events to educate people about the Shakers, their culture and other facts. Craft fairs, workshops, concerts, dramas and much more are organized throughout the year.
The Fine Arts and Flower Building, located in Altamond Fairground was constructed in 1896. Various annual events take place in the Altamond Fairground vicinity. The Fine Arts and Flower Building is also famously referred to as the Exhibition Hall. Schoonmaker and Hiram were the architects behind this prominent construction. Spanning over an area of less than an acre, the building has gained tremendous historic significance over the years. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 28, 2004.
The Mabee Farm Historic Site is home to the Mabee House which was built way back in 1705. Spread across an area of 9.6 acres (3.9 hectares), this beautiful house belonged to the Mabee family, where their generations lived for about 300 years. Today, the house is open to public for tours and explorations. The guided tours of the site mainly focus on the living conditions of 18th Century and give their visitors a hands on experience of the working conditions of that era. The picturesque setting of the site and the soothing sound of Mohawk River in the background will make your trip worthwhile.
Clifton Park Center Baptist Church and Cemetery was established in 1837.The church is a brick construction of Greek Revival design. In 2004, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Collins Circle is a strategic landmark situated at the University of Albany. Surrounded by various restaurants, shops and attractions, this place buzzes with the continuous activity. Ideal to stroll around and enjoy people watching, this place is also a popular venue for a variety of events hosted here.
Started in 1844, nearly 18,000 students choose to pursue their research and professional careers at the State University of New York at Albany for a few simple reasons. Its prime location in the heart of New York exposes students and professionals to an international assembly of backgrounds and perspectives; top-notch facilities and resources offer the best in world-class research from global welfare to nanotechnology; and finally, the University at Albany is a haven for forward thinkers and new ideas. Alongside the wealth of promise for students and researchers, the campus itself buzzes with activity for visitors, offering a lush campus. several theatre performances, and high-energy sporting events well-known, not just in the college community, but throughout the state.
Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary was established, with the efforts of William W. Christman, to conserve the stellar natural features and wildlife of the area. Nature enthusiasts at the park will not be disappointed with the lush trails and abundance of native creatures. The imposing waterfall, nestled in a spectacular setting at Bozenkill is one of the most prominent features of this park.