Everyone always says that the summers fly by, but, if you think about it, so does the winter. It’s already February. In just about two months, we’ll be in the midst of Spring Fever. Of course, the fact that retail stores have started putting out their spring line and garden stores are lining their shelves with outdoor tools seems to hasten this “ailment”.
So, before it’s time to put on your short sleeve shirts and tend to your flowerbeds, enjoy winter while it’s here. The Capital Region is brimming with plenty of activities to keep you busy.
Beginning on page 10 is our Winter Fun feature. If you’re looking to keep warm, there is a full schedule of listings for concerts, galleries, museums and theatres. Incidentally, three Tony-award winning musicals are coming to Proctors in March and April: Hairspray, Rent and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Looking to get away for a romantic weekend? We have ideas on where to go. There is the always fabulous Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, which is wonderful during any season; the Central Leatherstocking region, where you can enjoy a weekend by the fire at the Brewster Inn; and, for a day or an overnight stay, there is the nearby Red Lion Inn, in the heart of Stockbridge, MA. There are also a few unconventional places to get away to—such as the beach. Love Cape Cod in the summer? Why not take a visit during the winter and take advantage of the off-season rates?
Gambling anyone? The Capital Region is centrally located within easy driving distances to many casinos, including Turning Stone in Verona, NY and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. And we’re lucky enough to have a casino right in our backyard, the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway right in Saratoga Springs.
Finally, for the winter sports enthusiasts, there is an array of mountains to choose from in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. If you’re a true snow lover and plan to take a ski vacation this winter, find out the latest hotspots.
One last note: we’re gearing up for our 4th annual Best of the Capital Region survey and need your input. Visit www.capitalregionliving.com soon to vote for your favorites. Results will be published in the May “Best of” issue.
Mary Beth DeCecco