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14 Staycation Ideas in the Capital Region

Inflation is at an all time high with gas and grocery prices on the rise. So with the rise in the everyday cost of living maybe you don't have a traditional vacation planned for this summer. But you don't have to go far to have a great time! Here's a list of 14 fun things you can do right here in the Capital Region this summer!

Art OMI Sculpture Park and Museum: Enjoy a120-acre sculpture park filled with contemporary art right in Columbia County.

Berkshire Botanical Garden: Described as a “museum of living things” Berkshires Botanical Garden is a 24 acre public display garden where you can learn about plants native to the Northeast.

Natural Stone Bridge & Caves: Explore Stone Bridge, the largest marble cave entrance in the eastern US.

Albany Institute of History & Art: Learn about the regions heritage at one of the oldest museums in the US.

Fort Ticonderoga: Explore Fort Ticonderoga and learn about historic trades with living history staff or enjoy a narrated cruise on Lake Champlain.

Saratoga National Historical Park: Visit Saratoga Battlefield, the site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Visit Cooperstown and learn about the history of baseball through over 40,000 artifacts and view the Hall of Fame plaques.

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park: The Wilton Wildlife Preserve is a protected land base for conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation. The park provides both a preserve for nature and a park for the community.

Million Dollar Beach at Lake George: Million Dollar Beach at Lake George is a great getaway with a large beach, volleyball, picnic tables and a boat launch.

Splashdown Beach and Waterpark: Splashdown Beach and Waterpark features fun for the whole family, rides for all ages and an expanded Rock Beach area.

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course: Explore the Adirondack Forest while adventuring through treetop obstacle course and a zipline park.

Wild Waters Outdoor Center Rafting: Experience beautiful scenery and whitewater rafting at Wild Waters Outdoor center.

Lake George Steamboat Company: Enjoy a beautiful cruise on Lake George on one of 3 ships with choices of activities for everyone.

Dutch Apple Cruises: A scenic cruise on the Hudson River on an authentic day-liner.

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