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New York Capital District Local Gardens
Ample outdoor adventures are simply a fact of life when you call New York's Capital District home, with tons of great public gardens, parks, recreational facilities, golf courses, and so much more in the area. Community and botanical gardens are excellent places to promote awareness of the outdoor beauty of the Capital District, soak in the scenery, and enjoy a fun, family-friendly outdoor activity close to home. Our real estate agents love to explore the outdoors, and we've got the details on five great gardens to visit in the Capital District.

  1. Tawasentha Park Community Gardens – 188 NY-146, Altamont, NY 12009
    Altamont homes for sale make it easy to visit the Tawasentha Park Community Gardens, located in a park with more than 200 acres of outdoor fun. The organic gardens at Tawasentha Park were established in 1989, and have provided a beautiful place to visit for decades. There are more than 110 garden plots available, where you can see the hard work of local families and participate in the process yourself.

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Upstate New York Food Trucks
Going mobile may be the best trend to hit the restaurant business in the last 20 years. Today, food trucks bring convenience and variety to diners all around the country. Expand your culinary horizons with the wide range of items served up at these great food trucks in upstate New York recommended by our real estate agents.

  1. Slidin' Dirty - 9 1st St., Troy, NY 12180
    Sliders date back to the 1920s with White Castle, but the new millennium ushered in a craze for these downsized burgers that shows no signs of letting up. Slidin' Dirty takes sliders to a new level with upscale versions like the Dirty Ninja with sautéed bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, scallions, and Asian mustard. In 2014 Slidin' Dirty opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant near Troy homes for sale, but the popular truck continues to make appearances at streets and events around the Capital area.

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Ice Cream Shops Around Albany
Summer is here, and that means boating, swimming, and, of course, celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 21 with a scoop or two of your favorite frozen treat!  If your craving for this cool concoction rests somewhere between hard ice cream and Italian ice, there is no need to worry when you move to Albany.  Your new hometown can fill the bill (or waffle cone) with some of the best ice cream shops in Upstate New York. Our real estate agents take a quick look at some of their favorite spots around the Albany.

  1. Emack & Bolios - 366 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209 
    For over ten years, Emack & Bolio's has been delighting visitors with their "out of this world" ice cream. This combination ice cream parlor and coffee house is open year-round and often has live music both indoors and outdoors.

    When you're ready to take a break from exploring Albany homes for sale, this is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Enjoy candy-covered waffle cones, frozen espresso, or an award-winning smoothie while chilling at one of the outdoor garden tables. The cozy indoor dining area also offers free WiFi, and there's a fireplace for those chilly nights. No matter what the season, you can feel comfortable settling in for hours at a time!
  1. Scoups - 566 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211
    Not far from some of the best Loudonville homes for sale, popular ice cream shop Scoups is always a great bet. From homemade hard ice cream and Italian ice to soft serve, Frogurt, and orange sherbert, this shop has something for everyone. Keep it simple or go all out with candy toppings, milkshakes, or a decadent specialty sundae. 

  2. Jims Tastee Freez - 58 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
    Since it originally opened in 1963, classic ice cream and hot dog shop Jim's Tastee Freez has been a favorite among locals. Here you'll find ice cream, shakes, floats, sundaes, and slushies. Want something more substantial? Add a chili cheese dog and make it a meal!  Before you head home for the day, we recommend taking a drive around so you can get a look at some of the beautiful Delmar homes for sale
  1. Control Tower - 1050 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110 
    Nothing says summer adventure like spending the day at Control Tower! Not only will you find 60 flavors of ice cream, sundaes, and more, you can also enjoy the batting cages, go-karts, and mini golf! This is the perfect place to take the entire family for a day of summer fun. While you're in the area, don't miss the opportunity to check out a few of the nearby Latham homes for sale, you won't regret it!  

  2. Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt - 419 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Whenever our agents are in the area showing clients Saratoga Springs homes for sale, they love stopping by Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt. Since their treats are a little bit healthier than regular ice cream, we can enjoy it often without guilt! Our favorite flavors are the cake batter and dutch chocolate.  You can't stop by Plum Dandy without picking up a cup of famous Utica Coffee to go with your treat. Not only is it delicious, but it'll give you a kick-start and help you power through your day! 

Not only is summer the perfect time to enjoy outdoor adventures, but it's also prime home buying time. Are you ready to find a sweet deal on the home of your dreams? Contact us today to get started


Upstate New York Golf Courses
Whether you're looking for an affordable, local course, a championship-quality layout, or anything in between, Upstate New York has something for every golfer.

Our area's beautiful, natural scenery provides the perfect backdrop for playing 18 holes, and the unique layout of the land makes for a rewarding, challenging experience on the links. Our real estate agents are here with five of our top choices for golf courses in our local communities.

  1. Western Turnpike Golf Course – 2350 Western Ave., Guilderland, NY 12084
    Looking for an excellent course close to Guilderland homes for sale? Be sure to visit Western Turnpike Golf Course, a popular local spot for more than 80 years. Western Turnpike is a 27-hole championship layout, suitable for players of all experience levels, with affordable rates and a full selection of practice facilities. The course was established in 1930 and is operated today by the Guilderland Department of Parks and Recreation.

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