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Enjoy Outdoor Fun at Parks & Preserves in Albany and the Capital Region

Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound at parks and preserves in Albany and the Capital Region. From city parks to scenic nature preserves, you're sure to find the perfect place to enjoy your day.

Albany, NY Area Parks & Preserves

These local parks in and near Albany, NY, are great options for relaxing strolls through nature and other family-friendly activities.

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New York State Parks in the Capital Region

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The Capital Region is home to a number of New York State Parks that are filled with endless 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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