New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 58

Tech Valley Play Live Work www.southernsaratoga.org sponsored content Southern Saratoga County The Erie Canalway Experience Explore the canals/scenic waterways on a journey through history, nature, arts & adventure in NY’s Capital Region. Visit local farms, see modern innovation and experience our past, present and future! For more information: 518-406-8610 or admin@mohawktowpath.org www.mohawktowpath.org 56 | New York By Rail Amtrak.com S outhern Saratoga County’s towns, villages and hamlets (Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills, Charlton, Clifton Park, Crescent, Halfmoon, Jonesville, Malta, Mechan- icville, Milton, Rexford, Round Lake, Schuylerville, Stillwater, Vischer Ferry, Waterford) and the nearby town of Glenville offer a wonderful, relaxed lifestyle and are a great place to live, play and work. We feature everything from shopping malls and restaurants to orchards, produce, dairy and horse farms. Outdoor recreation possibilities abound, with Petuske's Produce public parks sprinkled Clifton Park/ throughout the area, and Halfmoon walking/bicycle trails wind their way along scenic byways. The twin towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon feature great accommodations such as the Park Manor Hotel (www.theparkmanorhotel.com, (518) 373-2255), interesting trails and historic sites such as Grooms Tavern (built in 1825) and the Vischer Ferry General Store, (1787). The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway has a self-guided tour along the route, accessible by scanning QR codes at various locations or by keying in 518-649-9990 on a cell phone. The region is surrounded on three sides by the historic Erie and Champlain canals, providing a unique and historic waterway exper- ience, and a special travel experience. A special Tugboat Roundup Travel Package is being offered this year to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial. Come to the Waterford Tugboat Waterford Tugboat Roundup Roundup, September 8-10, and see the great vessels tied up at the docks, enjoy a giant waterside festival complete with tour boat cruise and savor local food specialties and freshly grown apples and produce from nearby farms! Those seeking employment will find businesses large and small, such as industry giants GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Momentive Performance Materials. There are good jobs available here, and ample education opportunities in the arts, sciences and vocational fields. To experience any of the activities mentioned above, please visit www.southernsaratoga.org or call us today! RESOURCES: Southernsaratoga.org •Southern Saratoga Information Center (just north of Exit 9 on the I-87 Northway, northbound side) 518-371-3763.