Every single one of us has been cooped up inside for winter. Now that the weather is getting warmer we've got that itch to get out into the beautiful Capital Region and start to explore because spring has finally arrived. 

Whether you go for a walk, head out to a farmers market, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of your own back yard these are 12 reasons why we're so pumped for spring!

1. Ice Cream places begin to open!

Anyone up for a trip to Snowman, Country Drive-In, Kurver Kreme, or Twist at Jericho? 

2. When you hear the forecast and know you can finally put away your winter coat

That's followed by walking out of the house like this:

3. TULIP FEST!

Tulip Fest 🌷 #albany #happymothersday #albanytulipfest

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4. Everyone has baseball fever

The ValleyCats start training soon!

5. Trips to the Troy Farmers Market

Can't wait for @troymarket to move back outside ☀️ #TroyNy #EnjoyTroy (📷:@bmata34)

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6. Teeing off at Capital Hills!

When The Views Make Up For Your Terrible Swing. #CapitalHills #WhoBut #WBMason #AlbanyGolfTournament

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7. Getting ready for movie nights at the Malta Drive-In!

I was here in New York. By @jackiebove_ #iwashereusa #usa #america #newyork #maltadrivein

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8. Getting the bike out and going for rides!

9. Hearing the rumble of other bikes as we get ready for Americade on Lake George!

#americadelakegeorge

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10. Food trucks at the Empire State Plaza!

Empire State Plaza #albany #newyork #upstate #capitalbuilding #empirestateplaza #museumhopping

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11. Going to the Crossings in Colonie

12. Knowing that concerts at SPAC are just around the corner!

Oh, hello, SPAC. We meet again. #RiverSNO

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