Favorite Places

Take Your Loved One Out On The Town


This is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of preserving and generating interest in local history within the Town of Hoosick and Hoosick Falls in New York State-Rensselaer County.  The Historical Society was established in 1974 and the website (http://www.hoosickhistory.com) was established in 2000.

A park in the center of Hoosick Falls.  On any given day this park might host various concerts, local youth programs, and seasonal festivals.  Band concerts are held in the summer months on Wednesday nights – weather permitting.

Catch baseball games throughout the summer or go ice-skating in the winter at this great park.  Have small children?  The town pool and Castle playground offer great areas for the little ones to swim and get out to play.

Pull off on this stretch of the Walloomsac River and set up a picnic. This area offers great fishing and natures beauty.

Attractions Around the Region

Historic Bennington, VT – 10 Minutes
Right next door to Hoosick Falls, Bennington offers local shops, a tourist friendly main street filled with breweries and family-owned restaurants. Throughout Bennington there are businesses that sell home-made chocolates, Vermont cheeses, and cider donuts. Don’t forget to visit the famed Bennington Monument.

Clark Art Museum, Williamstown, MA – 45 Minutes
A world-renowned center for a large and varied collection of art, the Clark provides unparalleled ability in the region to see famous artwork up close. With exhibits running year-round, visitors have an opportunity to enjoy the likes of Monet, Rembrandt, David, Picasso, and the like.

New York State Museum, Albany, NY – 1 Hour
Home to many of the Empire State’s historical story, The State Museum is as visually appealing on the outside as it’s content on inside. One of the most notable exhibits is their piece on 9/11 Firefighters which has gained national attention.

The Linda Performing Arts Studio, Albany, NY – 1 Hour
The Linda which is WAMC’s performing art studio plays host to both local, regional and world renowned artists throughout the year. Filled with folk, pop, theater, and poets, The Linda is a cultural powerhouse in the region.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 40 minutes
Host to pop singers, orchestras, ballets, jazz festivals, the opera and dance, SPAC plays home to some of the most eclectic pieces of modern day art and music of our time all in the heart of historic Saratoga.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Hancock MA – 40 Minutes
Family-friendly and cost-effective, this mountain provides the avid skier or boarder with fresh New England snow and a quick get away.

Mount Snow, West Dover, VT – 1 Hour
It’s been said that Vermont is where the holidays spend their winter. Both close to Hoosick and renowned for its snow-filled slopes, Mount Snow is the “destination of choice” when it comes to winters in the region.

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY – 40 minutes
For over 150 years, the Saratoga Race Course has played home to many racing fans. On any given “track day,” locals, visitors, as well as world-class dignitaries converge on the historic coliseum to bet on horses and enjoy each others company. Rated as Sport’s Illustrated #10 Sports Venue of the 20th Century, make sure to add this gem to your list of places to visit.

Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY – 1 hour
Capital Repertory Theatre has a rich, local history of excellent entertainment and strong community relationships. The Theatre includes a 286-seat theatre, a café space, a costume-making shop, and a rehearsal hall.

Williams Theatre Williamstown, MA – 45 minutes
With new collaborations of dance, music, and other arts, as well as intensifying a vigorous commitment to bringing vibrant and challenging theatrical art to the surrounding region, the Williams Theatre is a worth the stop.