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Find Parks & Preserves in the Albany Area

Editor's Note (4/3/2020): Please follow the DEC and CDC guidelines to adhere to social distancing while recreating outdoors during this public health crisis. Stick to trails close to home and only walk with immediate household family members. Get more details from the State Parks Department.

Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in Albany and the Capital Region! From biking trails and public pools to a vast assortment of parks, you're sure to find the perfect place to enjoy your day. Hike, bike, swim, camp, and more!

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Albany Parks

New York State Parks Near Albany

The Saratoga-Capital Region is surrounded by a number of 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.

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