Center Of It All

The Village of Menands is centrally located in the Capital District and lies in the heart of Tech Valley. We are bordered by the City of Albany, the City of Watervliet, the Town of Colonie and just over the Hudson River, the City of Troy. We are conveniently situated just minutes from major highways including I-787, I-90 and I-87. Our demographic is ideal for residents and business owners alike. One can travel to countless destinations in three hours or less by car from Menands, including NYC, Boston, Lake Placid, Syracuse, Lake George and the Adirondack Park, just to mention a few. The horizon expands even greater as we are just minutes from Albany International Airport and Amtrak Train Station. We are indeed “The Center of it All”. The following is just a sample of local attractions.

Government

NYS Capital, Albany
Leo O’Brien Federal Bldg., Albany
Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet
Empire State Plaza, Albany

Museum

Henry Hudson Planetarium, Albany
New York State Museum, Albany
NYS Executive Mansion, Albany
Childrens Museum of Science and Technology, Troy
Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany
Arsenal Museum, Watervliet
Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, Schenectady
Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga
National Museum of Dance, Saratoga
Children’s Museum, Saratoga

Fairs

NYS Fair, Syracuse
Washington County Fair, Greenwich

NY State Parks

Cherry Plain State Park, Cherry Plain
Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton
Thompson’s Lake State Park, East Berne
John Boyd Thacher State Park, Voorheesville

Entertainment

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Park Playhouse, Albany
The Egg, Albany
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany
Palace Theatre, Albany
Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady
Proctors Theatre, Schenectady
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Mac-Hayden Theatre, Chatham
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
Times Union Center, Albany

Amusements

Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, Lake George
Howe Caverns, Howes Cave
Six Flags Amusement Park, Agawam, MA

Sports

Times Union Center, Albany
Washington Avenue Armory, Albany
Houston Field House, Troy
Center City Sportsplex, Schenectady
Recreation and Convocation Center, SUNY Albany
Lebanon Valley Dragway, West Lebanon
Town of Colonie, Colonie
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
Fenway Park, Boston MA
Yankee Stadium, New York
Carrier Dome, Syracuse
MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford NY

Golf Courses

Western Turnpike, Guilderland
Clifton Knolls Executive, Clifton Park
Hillcrest, Schenectady
Sycamore Country Club, Ravena
Evergreen, Sycamore
Frear Park, Troy
Whispering Pines, Rotterdam

Horse Racing

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Harness Track, Saratoga Springs
Belmont, Elmont NY

Colleges and Universities

College of St. Rose, Albany
Siena College, Loudonville
SUNY Albany, Albany
RPI, Troy
Union, Schenectady
Skidmore, Saratoga Springs
Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany
Albany Medical College, Albany
Syracuse University, Syracuse
Boston University, Boston
Schenectady Community College, Schenectady

Boat Cruises

Albany Aqua Ducks, Albany
Dutch Apple Cruises, Albany
Capt. JP Cruises, Troy
Lake George Steamboat Co., Lake George

Shopping

Crossgates Mall, Guilderland
Crossgates Commons, Guilderland
Colonie Center, Colonie
Latham Farms, Latham
The Crossing, Clifton Park
Lee Outlets, Lee MA
Lake George Outlets, Lake George
Lake George Outlets, Lake George
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany
Westgate Shopping Plaza, Albany
Wilton Mall, Wilton
Rotterdam Square Mall, Schenectady

Ski Resorts

Gore Mountain, North Creek
Maple Ski Ridge, Schenectady
Royal Mountain Ski Area, Caroga Lake
West Mountain, Glens Falls
Willard Mountain, Greenwich
Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid
Big Tupper, Tupper Lake
Hunter Mountain, Hunter