Author Archives: John Murray

Fox Preserve

Fox Preserve is a 70-acre preserve located in Colonie, NY at 4200 River Rd. The land was donated to the Mohawk Hudson conservancy by Dr. Patricia Fox in 2015 and opened to the public on October 27th, 2017. The trail goes for roughly a mile and is well maintained. The trail is made up of walking planks, wooden bridges, clay,

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What Are The Best Apps To Use For Running?

With all the technology becoming more prevalent in fitness everyday, running is no different and it can become overwhelming for the average beginner. There are probably hundreds of apps to use and try from around the world, but to make things simpler I’ve outlined two apps I feel are the most useful and leading the race for beginners and advanced

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John Boyd Thatcher Park Escarpment Trail

Located at 830 Thatchers Park Road, Voorheesville, NY, be aware that many parking spots along this trail are 30 minute parking lots. We ended up parking at the visitors center lodge, which had been recently built with restrooms, children entertainment, information about the state park, and a Karen-type worker with a bit of an attitude. While we will highlight other

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Rollarama Rotterdam

An old fashioned way of fun, Rotterdam, NY has one of the few competitive skating rinks left in America. Founded in 1957 by Frank Newberry & Jim Denegris, and currently owned by Frank’s son Scott, Rollarama has been a staple and icon of many Rotterdam childhoods. Entertaining birthdays, dates, weekends, and evenings off from school. Prior to 2011, Rollarama was

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