There are so many beautiful places throughout the Helderberg Mountains in rural Albany County.

Helderberg Mountains / Lou Roberts Collection

Now Albany County has focused on one part of one of those hill towns in the Helderbergs. Albany County has helped in the purchase of one piece of land in the town of Berne.

According to an article from the Albany Business Review, the parcel of land is a former Buddhist retreat and includes a 5,000 square foot lodge. The property is just off of Game Farm Road.

In the story from WNYT, the land can be used for things like seminars, a wedding venue and other functions, generate revenue for Berne and create jobs for the residents.