It’s the home of Uncle Sam, right on the water and you voted for some of your favorite things to do in the Collar City!
So, first things first. I’m pretty disappointed by all of the people on this FB post who said things like “Leave” or “Stay away.” We’re lucky to live in an area with three major cities pretty close to each other that offer a lot of opportunities. You have every right to have your opinion but Troy is a city and with that comes a lot of the same dangers and problems that New York City has on a smaller scale. As someone from Schenectady who hears the same things about a place I’m proud to be from and currently live, to shut yourself off from the great things Troy has is a waste. Sure, I wouldn’t be out there by myself at 2 am in the dark but there aren’t many places where I would. So, don’t tell me there’s nothing to do here and then in the same breath tell me you stay out of Troy.
For those not afraid of city living and are open to giving something new a try, I asked and you answered. Here are your favorite things to do in Troy, NY.
- Taste of Troy food tour: sharing tastes from local restaurants, highlighting Troy history, Tiffany windows and tastes from the Farmers Market (read more)
- Cafe Euphoria: a new inclusive vegan/ vegetarian cafe (read more)
- Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market
- Walking the dog along the Hudson River
- Bard & Baker/ Drag shows (read more)
- Walking the Poestenkill Gorge and the Burden Pond Preserve
- Watching Sunset from Prospect Park
- Pizza from DeFazio’s
- BBQ at The Iron Works Grill
- The Ruck
- The Victorian Stroll
- Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern
- Franklin Alley Social Club
- Unagi Sushi
- River Street Beat Shop: Buy/Sell/Trade Vinyl Records, CDs, music DVDs, and other music memorabilia
- Lucas Confectionery
- Whiskey Pickle (read more)
- Ryan’s Wake
- Brown’s Brewing Co.
- Troy Beer Garden
- No Fun
- Plumb Oyster Bar
- Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (for events read more here)
Notable mention (that made me chuckle): Invade it inside a large wooden horse