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Albany Parks Guide: Hike, Bike, Swim & Camp Around The Capital Region!

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Find out the best places to go biking in Albany and the Capital District! From Hudson and Mohawk Valley to the Adirondacks, there are plenty of trails and bike routes to enjoy. Find out Where >>

New York State Parks Near Albany

The Saratoga -Capital Region is also surrounded by countless New York State Parks that are filled with endless outdoor recreational activities. Go camping, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding and picnicking in the warmer months. Love outdoor winter activities? Almost all of the state parks near Albany offer trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter fun. Browse through Albany.com's guide of NY State Parks and enjoy a day, weekend or longer enjoying the great outdoors!

Cherry Plain John Boyd Thacher State Park Peebles Island
Falls View Park Max V. Shaul State Park Saratoga Spa State Park
Grafton Lakes Mine Kill State Park Schodack Islands
Hudson River Islands Moreau Lake State Park Thompon's Lake


New York State Parks Update: PARKS ARE SAVED FROM FURTHER CLOSURE

State Senators unanimously passed the bill to re-open New York State parks for Memorial Day weekend. 55 state parks and historic sites will officially re-open their gates to the public as of Memorial Day weekend.

The following facilities will now re-open:
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
John Boyd Thacher State Park
Max V. Shaul State Park
Schodack Island State Park
John Brown Farm Historic Site
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
Schoharie Crossing Historic Site
Schuyler Mansion Historic Site

Albany Parks

Looking for something fun to do in Albany? Enjoy the fresh outdoors by heading to a nearby park!

  • Academy Park
  • Jennings Landing (formerly known as Albany Riverfront Park)
  • Corning Park
  • East Capitol Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Maiden Lane Park
  • Ten Eyck Courtyard
  • Tricentennial Park
  • Wallenburg Park
  • Washington Park
  • West Capitol Park
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