Matt Malette has called the Town of Colonie home for the last fifteen years and specifically the Village of Colonie home for the last ten. He finds the central location in relation to the rest of the Capital Region to be one of the greatest things about living in Colonie. It’s easy to hop on the Thruway or Northway and find yourself in the mountains in less than an hour's travel or Route 5 will easily take you into Albany, Schenectady, or beyond. On the days he wants to stay close to home, there is still plenty to do; catching a movie, a ton of dining options, nature walks or just hanging out at one of the many parks with his family. Follow him at @AlbanyArchives on Twitter and Instagram! 


Colonie Center

131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205

"You know one of the reasons why I enjoy shopping here at Colonie Center is the wide variety of stores. And, it's not even that big, so you can go end to end in less than 5 minutes." 


Cook Park

Shambrook Pkwy, Colonie, NY 12205

"As long as I can remember, Cook Park has been the host of the summer concert series and they have been amazing every year. I've been to several and they have never disappointed. If you want to come to an outside venue with picturesque scenery, this is the place to do it." 


Ann Lee Pond Preserve

Heritage Ln, Albany, NY 12205

"Hazel (his dog) and I come here four seasons out of the year. It is beautiful all year-round." 



95 Everett Rd, Albany, NY 12205

"Great neighborhood atmosphere and they have one of the best patios around." 


Albany Rural Cemetery

3 Cemetery Ave, Albany, NY 12204

"If you came here once a day for an entire year, you would still be seeing something new every time."