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Colonie is located in Albany County County 5 miles NW of Albany along Highway 5 near Thompson Lake Camping Area and is part of the Central Region part of the state. Colonie is part of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York metro area.

Its name derived from Dutch for "settlement outside the city". A speed trap on Central Avenue was a major source of municipal revenue in the 1920s. Eighth safest city in America 2001, Morgan Quitno Press.


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Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.
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Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Cummington MA May25-26 All Massachusetts sheep producers and woolcraft enthusiasts are invited to participate in this event. Camping is available on the grounds for vendors and exhibitors.
Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival Preston CT May30-June2 Strawberry Park is a 160 acre campground nestled in the heart of southeastern Connecticut, in a region of lakes, streams and ocean beaches, conveniently located near all the major points of interest.