Attractions Close to Senior Housing

Things To Do In Upstate New York’s Capital Region

With five locations throughout the Capital Region of Upstate New York, Eddy Senior Living Communities are situated near many of the area’s top attractions and things to do. Regardless of the time of year, there is always something going on in the area, making it easy to find events and activities everyone can enjoy!

For your convenience, we’ve put together a list to highlight some of our favorite area attractions:

Outdoor Activities, Sporting Events & Professional Teams

Golf club with golf ballIf you’re searching for outdoor activities, you’re in luck! The Capital Region area is home to some of the best golfing in New York State, and boasts a variety of both public and private courses to choose from. Some of the area’s most popular courses include:

  • Saratoga National Golf Club
  • Saratoga Spa Golf Course
  • Eagle Crest Golf Club
  • Van Patten Golf Club
  • Capital Hills at Albany
  • Queensbury Country Club
  • Saratoga Lake Golf Club
  • Town of Colonie Golf Course
  • Mohawk Country Club Golf Course
  • Edison Club Golf Course

If you’re interested in horse racing, the historic Saratoga race course opens for 6 weeks of thrilling racing during July and August each year. If you want to test your luck, the Saratoga Casino & Raceway offers top slots, electronic table games and features the excitement of harness racing, as well as delicious restaurants. In Schenectady NY, the Rivers Casino & Resort is part of the Mohawk Harbor project. This area is vibrant mixed-use development with residential, commercial and retail uses, and  also features a 124-room hotel, which is in addition to the hotel to be attached to Rivers Casino & Resort.

Retirement in Troy NYThe area is also home to several professional level and collegiate sports teams. The Tri-City Valleycats, are the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros baseball team and play at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, NY.  The Adirondack Thunder is a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL and  is affiliated with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. The Thunder calls the Glens Falls Civic Center in Downtown Glens Falls home.

The Times Union Center is also the home of the Division 1 Men’s Siena College Saints Basketball team. At the State University at Albany, you’ll find the Division 1 Men’s Basketball team, the Great Danes. Union College in Schenectady is home to the Union Dutchmen, a Division 1 men’s ice hockey team, who in 2014, won the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. Rensselaer Polytechnic  Institute in Troy is home to the RPI Engineers, a Division 1 men’s ice hockey team.

Entertainment & Performing Arts Venues & Theaters

Retire in SaratogaThe Capital District area is home to a variety of performing arts venues and historic theaters. In Saratoga Springs, you’ll find the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (also known as SPAC), which hosts a variety of concerts, plays and live events during the summer months. SPAC is also the summer home for the New York City Ballet and also hosts jazz festivals, classical music concerts and many world famous artists and performers.

Retire in SchenectadySchenectady is home to Proctors, a former Vaudeville house and a member of the National Register of Historic Places. Proctors features one of the largest movie screens in the Northeast and frequently hosts famous Broadway shows, musicians and a variety of other performances. The Times Union Center, located in Downtown Albany, as well as the Glens Falls Civic Center in Downtown Glens Falls, host a variety of events from professional sports games to college graduations, live shows, events, concerts and a variety of other performances.

If you’re in the mood for shopping, you’ll find a variety of places to go located throughout the Capital Region. Head to Downtown Saratoga for one of a kind shopping at locally owned and operated boutique stores, you won’t find anywhere else as well as national name brands. You’ll also find a variety of restaurants with cuisine to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

For a great deal, you can head to the Lake George Outlets, where you’ll find a variety of different outlet stores from famous brand names. One of the biggest malls in the area is Crossgates Mall, which is located near Albany, and you’ll also find shopping malls in Clifton Park, Wilton and Colonie.

There’s Much More To Discover

With so much going on all year, it is easy to find things to do, no matter the season. At The Eddy, residents can experience a vibrant active independent senior living community that features ample opportunities to engage in lively social activities both on site and within the surrounding areas.

Eddy Senior Living has been a trusted choice for the finest senior housing and care and services since 1928. We invite you to contact us today or call us at 518-280-8385 to speak with a senior living specialist and learn more about what our communities have to offer.

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