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   Dining
 Bellini's Italian Eatery
    We carefully select our menu items to provide the freshest products served in an authentic, yet unique way.
Our menus are dedicated to the authentic tastes of regional cuisines. A view of our kitchens will show the dedication of our culinary teams to provide made from scratch products, from soups to desserts and all in between.

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   Recreation
 Adirondack State Park
    The Adirondack Park was created in 1892 by the State of New York amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region. Today the Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined. The boundary of the Park encompasses approximately 6 million acres, nearly half of which belongs to all the people of New York State and is constitutionally protected to remain “forever wild” forest preserve. The remaining half of the Park is private land which includes settlements, farms, timber lands, businesses, homes, and camps.

 Grafton Lakes State Park
    Named in 2007 Albany Times Union reader's poll as the Capital Region's Best Beach.
Grafton Lakes State Park, on the forested mountain ridge between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes five ponds and 2,357 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction. Anglers can go after rainbow and brown trout in Long, Second and Shaver Pond. Pickerel, perch, and bass are abundant in all ponds including Mill Pond and walleye are found at the Martin-Durham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats. Visitors also picnic, walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails. In winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers, and visitors may also showshoe or ice skate.

 John Boyd Thacher State Park
    John Boyd Thacher State Park, is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world.
 Lake George
    Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw; formed by a contour of mountains into a basin... finely interspersed with islands, its water limpid as crystal, and the mountain sides covered with rich groves... down to the water-edge: here and there precipices of rock to checker the scene and save it from monotony."
-- Thomas Jefferson, May 31, 1791
 North Colonie Soccer Complex
    The brand new North Colonie soccer complex is located adjacent to and within walking distance of Cornerstone Meadows.
 Saratoga Race Track
    Saratoga Racetrack is a year-round destination for horse racing and vacationing.
 Saratoga Spa State Park
    Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark, is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. In addition to the nationally known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Gideon Putnam Hotel and the Lincoln mineral baths, the park offers a multitude of traditional recreation opportunities.
 The Crossings of Colonie
    Situated in the heart of Colonie just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Wolf Road, the 130 acre parcel of land features a three-acre pond for fishing and ice skating.
 Times Union Center
    The Times Union Center is located in the heart of downtown Albany and is the epicenter of the regions finest sporting and entertainment events.
 
   Schools
 Academy of the Holy Names
    The Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic, independent, co-educational elementary school and a college preparatory high school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

 Catholic Central High School
    Catholic Central High School is a coeducational, college preparatory school, which, while grounded in tradition, prepares its students for their future.
 Christian Brothers Academy
    Christian Brothers Academy is a college preparatory junior and senior high school for boys founded in 1859 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. CBA is located in the town of Colonie near the Albany International Airport on a 126-acre campus built in 1998.
 La Salle Institute
    La Salle Institute is a Catholic school, established in 1850 in Troy, New York, by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, serving young men in grades six through twelve.
 South Colonie Schools
    Approximately 5,000 students attend school in South Colonie located in Colonie, New York - a suburb of Albany - the state’s capital, in the middle of Tech Valley. Located in Albany County is one of the largest school districts in the Capital Region serving a community of 80,000 residents in a 60 square mile area.

The district’s longstanding mission is to graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, attitude and self esteem to succeed in the real world of the 21st century. A talented staff of some 500 teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and more are dedicated to making this happen. And a very active community and parent population continue to help shape the district’s direction.

Source: southcolonieschools.org
 St. Pius X School
    St. Pius X's mission is to provide students with a safe, caring environment while offering excellent academic programs within the framework of Catholic Christian values. We work closely with our students and their parents as we nurture the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of our children.
 
   Shopping
 Colonie Center
    Colonie Center, a 1.25 million square-foot enclosed two-level, regional shopping center with 120 specialty stores, is at the heart of New York's Capital Region. The center is anchored by Boscov's, Macy's and Sears, and features the Christmas Tree Shops store, one of only two in the state. The center sits at the intersection of Wolf Road and Central Avenue, is just 5 minutes from the Albany International Airport and major hotel chains, and is accessible from Interstates 87 and 90.
 Stuyvesant Plaza
    Reminiscent of the outdoor markets of a by-gone era, Stuyvesant Plaza is an unparalleled shopping experience. Stroll down our sidewalks & indulge yourself in one-of-a-kind shops, whimsical boutiques & fantastic eateries. 60 sensational spots to shop, browse & dine.

 Crossgates Mall
    Crossgates Mall is strategically located at the junction of I-87 and I-90, the busiest section of the New York State Thruway. Situated in the vibrant Capital Region surrounding Albany, the mall draws visitors from a wide radius including Central New York, the North Country, Western Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley region.
 Newton Plaza
    Located at 580-602 New Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110

Newton Plaza offers over 30 shops, all within walking distance from one another.
Shops range from fine food, services & conveniences, specialty shops, fashion, news, etc.