If you’re looking to swap your hiking boots for a bike helmet, New York state has a web of bike trails ranging from perfectly paved to ruggedly wild.
Whether you’re looking to just bike in for a pleasant picnic or spend a day traversing hills and valleys, there’s plenty to choose from in the Capital Region and beyond. Spend an hour or a whole day exploring the area on two wheels. It’s healthy, fun, and there’s no telling what you may discover.
As a CDPHP employee, I consider myself very lucky to have a farmers’ and artisans’ market right in my parking lot every Thursday from June through October. I can buy fresh produce, check out amazing handmade items, and even pick up a tasty lunch.
Do you think I remember to do any of these things on a weekly basis?
Nope. That’s why I’m challenging myself – and you! – to get to the market. Oh, did I forget to mention that it’s open to the public?
Running and walking are effective ways to get and stay healthy. In addition to burning calories, spending time outside reduces stress and inflammation, combats fatigue, and may lower your risk for depression and hypertension.
This summer, there is another reason to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement: helping others. Throughout the summer, various charities and organizations will host 5k road races, fun runs, and walks to benefit everything from heart health to food pantries. Just pick your weekend, pick your passion, and pick up your pace – all for a good cause.
Ready to race? Check out just some of this summer’s charitable events.
It’s taken a long time for winter to yield to spring this year, and if you’re like me, you’re craving warm-weather activities in all forms. One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to usher in spring and summer is a picnic with friends or family members in one of New York’s many beautiful, and often breathtaking, natural settings. Whether you prefer tailgating or a simple meal on a blanket near a lake or waterfall, picnics are a great way to change up your meal routine and unwind in the middle of nature.