Capital Region

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From fossils to revolutions to farmlands, the Capital District surrounding Albany, New York is a land worth exploring.  On the northern edge of the Hudson River Valley, surrounding New York State’s capital city of Albany, the Capital District is a region steeped in layers of history and geography.


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 PapscaneeIsalndNaturePreserve

Papscanee Island

With rich soil and abundant water, Papscanee Island has long been home to farmers, beginning with the Mohican (Mahikan) Indians and then Dutch settlers.


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Indian Ladder FarmsHelderberg Escarpment

Ten miles west of Albany, rugged limestone cliffs rise up in a dramatic north-south undulating ridgeline, known as the Helderberg Escarpment.


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