7 Northside Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 373-2255
Fax: (518) 373-7888
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.
It is a historic mansion that serves as an excellent example of Dutch architecture seen way back in the 1700s. The Knickerbocker Mansion occupied by the Knickerbocker family is an ancient mansion of multi-storied rectangular brick building built in 1770. Now looked after by the Knickerbocker Historical Society and operated as a local history museum, the purpose of the restoration was to inform the people about the historical, cultural and literary contributions made by the Knickerbocker family. From time to time, the society also arranges special events like farmers’ markets at the mansion. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
The city of Waterford in New York is home to the scenic Peebles Island State Park. The historically important state park site occupies tremendous monumental value. And, the year 1973, marked its entry in to the National Register of Historic Places. The site is a superb recreational avenue where one can relax over the tables that proffer picturesque views of the hiking and biking paths.
Sponsored by the owners of Double M Western Store, visitors can enjoy a real professional rodeo. When the show is not on the road, you can enjoy the event on Friday nights at 6 p.m. in the Double M Arena. It features bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, team roping, breakaway roping, clowns, pony rides, concessions, and much more.
The Melville House and Museum is certainly an important landmark and was once the abode of famous author, Herman Melville. Currently, this historical house is under the purview of Lansingburgh Historical Society, and can be toured with prior appointment only.
The historic Van Schaick House has since its establishment in 1735, played a key role in most wars that have shaped the history of America. It has served as a military headquarters for numerous colonial generals and leaders for the Indian and French Wars. It was also claimed the New York State Capitol in the August of 1777, as per Governor Clinton's commands. As of 1971, it was enlisted in the US National Register of Historic Places and in 2008, it was deemed a part of the New York State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail, making it one of the most significant historic houses in the state of New York.
More than 3,000 rose bushes.
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.
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.
Ellms Family Farm offers special events for the Fall harvest season, a farmers' market every Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, and holiday season events. Fall harvest activities include a corn maze, homemade apple cider donuts (made daily on the farm), a pumpkin patch, the Moo Moo Choo Choo, a jumping pillow, and a scenic trolley ride. During the holiday season you can get a real Christmas tree and enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Watch Santa parachute in on Thanksgiving weekend and see two of his reindeer in early December.
The St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church is a magnificent church building established in 1906. It displays the Romanesque style of architecture and has been designed by noted architects Bernhardt and Noack. Located at the junction of 4th Avenue and 24th Street, the church has a stunning architecture and speaks only of grandeur. The splendid design and intricate details are a proof of the golden era it belonged to. The church is open and fully functional with services and ceremonies being routinely held.
Located in Troy, the Kate Mullany National Historic Site is home to the American Labor Studies Center. It is acknowledged as a vital historic site by varied government agencies and charities. It was declared as a National Historic Site in 1998. The premises holds a park featuring numerous trees and plantations. Former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton. referred to this house as treasure during her visit here in 2000. With such diverse remarks and honors, this house is also on the New York’s Women Heritage Trail.