Things To Do In & Near Albany
Albany is home to a vast array of attractions that appeal to all ages! From amusement parks and river cruises to hotspots just for kids and spectator sports, discover the abundance of attractions the Capital Region has to offer.
Mountain Ridge Adventure
Mountain Ridge Adventure is the Capital Region's most thrilling treetop challenge course and zip line park located just 30 minutes from Albany, 30 minutes from Saratoga and only 10 minutes from Schenectady.
Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Berkshire East Mountain Resort has it all, all year long. They offer skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter, while summer adventures bring mountain biking, ziplining, whitewater rafting, and more. Experience the ultimate family resort!
Capital District YMCA
The Capital District YMCA offers facilities in Albany, Bethlehem, Duanesburg, Glenville, Greenbush, Greene County, Guilderland, Schenectady, Southern Saratoga, & Troy! With top-notch facilities, programs, and childcare, the Y has whatever you need!
The Fun Spot
Come to The Fun Spot for exceptional family entertainment! They have mini golf, go karts, a ninja challenge course, laser tag, an indoor playground, roller skating, an arcade, and more - they even offer childcare and summer camp!
Albany's Indoor Rockgym - Summer Climbing Clinics
For a truly awesome summer adventure, consider Albany's Indoor Rockgym's Summer Climbing Clinics! The design and layout of the gym are based on decades of outdoor climbing experience, and offer summer climbing clinics for kids ages 10 or adults!
Robert C. Parker School - Planet Parker
Planet Parker summer programs comprise one-week camps in a range of themes available to kids ages 4 to 14. These summer camps utilize the school's creative, skilled teachers and education partners to provide exciting and educational programs.
Apex Entertainment Albany
Apex Entertainment in Crossgates Mall is the place to go for fun for all ages. You can look forward to hologate, candlepin, sports simulators, escape rooms, bumper cars, an arcade, bowling, laser tag, and a restaurant with prime American cuisine.
Crossgates Mall is the Capital Region's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands, the newest retail concepts, amazing dining options and fun entertainment venues.
The Palace Theatre is one very notable cornerstone in Albany's growing downtown entertainment destinations. A concert & theatrical entertainment facility in the heart of Albany, New York, it first opened its doors in October 1931.
Located off I-87, between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. West Mountain offers learn-to-lessons, alpine racing, night skiing and snow tubing in the winter and tree top aerial adventures and mountain biking from spring into fall.
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
A not-for-profit institution, miSci (museum of innovation and science, formerly the Schenectady Museum) explores science and technology - including a planetarium, demos and hands-on activities for adults and children.
New York Zipline Adventures LLC
Located at the Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, New York Zipline Adventures LLC offers incredible family-friendly outdoor adventures and features the largest zipline canopy tour in North America.
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Take a cruise with Dutch Apple on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Sightseeing Cruise & private event venue located in Albany, NY. Purchase tickets to any of our cruises on our website!
Canvas, Corks & Forks - Schenectady
Canvas, Corks & Forks is voted the BEST Paint & Sip! FREE MAC N' CHEESE BAR! Fun Music, Specialty Cocktails, Seasonal Sangrias, Tipsy Scoop, Craft Draft Beers & more! Locations in the beautiful hip & artsy historic districts of Schenectady & Troy!
Albany's Indoor Rockgym
Albany's Indoor Rockgym is one of the premier rock climbing gyms in the Capital Region, featuring a variety of climbing walls and structures, an indoor caving system with a half mile of tunnels, and a 60-foot zipline!
Colonie Center is a 1.3-million square foot regional shopping center with over 100 specialty stores. You can expect everything from major retail stores like Boscov's and Macy's to top notch restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang's.
Rocking Horse Ranch
Rocking Horse Ranch is America's favorite family resort. Their all-inclusive packages feature accommodations, activities, entertainment and meals. Start planning your next family adventure now!
The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
The Linda is one of Albany's prime entertainment venues that always strives to advance the arts and support the local community. Programming includes music, theater, film, workshops, debates, community events, kids entertainment, and more.
Pursue the Clue
Could your life use a little mystery? Come to Pursue the Clue! Keep your wits about you as you try to get out. Search for clues, solve puzzles, work out riddles, and answer problems. Don't stop until you've put all the clues together!
Santa's Magical Express
This holiday season, join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves on a quest to save Christmas! Santa's Magical Express in Rensselaer, NY, is a holiday show, bus ride, and theatrical experience that's perfect for children ages 4 and up.
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, attractions, and activities for visitors of all ages.
The Tri-City ValleyCats are a professional baseball team located in the heart of New York's Capital Region! An affiliate of the Houston Astros, the ValleyCats compete in the 14-team New York-Penn League. They play 38 games from June-September!
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor is now closed for the season. Please visit their website for more details and plan your trip for the opening weekend of May 9.
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) inspires young minds to engage in a lifelong exploration of science and technology, instilling a sense of wonder and discovery.
SCAMP at the Doane Stuart School
The Doane Stuart School is known for having a traditional but flexible curriculum that allows students to follow their passions and know the joy of discovery. These same concepts are carried forth in their all-inclusive summer camp program, SCAMP.
Canvas, Corks & Forks - Troy
Canvas, Corks & Forks is voted the BEST Paint & Sip! FREE MAC N' CHEESE BAR!! Fun Music, Specialty Cocktails, Seasonal Sangrias, Wine Ice Cream, Craft Draft! Locations in both beautiful hip & artsy historic districts of Schenectady & Troy!
We invite you to enjoy nature's beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year. Most are available for your family to enjoy picking. We also have strawberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches & more
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
Far Shot Axe Throwing
Have a unique experience and the time of your life at Far Shot Axe Throwing! Far Shot has the edge on hosting sharp parties - have a go at axe throwing, knife throwing, or archery.
JMU 4 Kids
JMU 4 Kids offers a variety of summer camps throughout the capital region. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, fun and enriching experience for the kids and a convenient, affordable and reassuring option for their parents.
Albany JCC Summer Camps
Splash into a Summer of Fun! Albany JCC Camps are Open to All Kids, Ages 3-15; June 27-September 2. Teen Camp Special: $20 off each week up to $100! Call Drew Katz at 518-438-6651 x113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard
Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard is an authentic Adirondack winery producing premium handcrafted award-winning wines for every taste. Visit their tasting room for a one-of-kind wine tasting experience amongst picturesque towering pines & birches!
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sit back, relax, and taste handcrafted wine just 4 miles from downtown Saratoga! The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room is the only place to try Saratoga's best wine, beer, and spirits. We offer live music, wood-fired pizza, special events, and more.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Athletics
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Athletics program in Troy, NY is a cornerstone of campus life and the student experience. Featuring 23 men's and women's intercollegiate varsity teams, the RPI Engineers compete in 24 sports.
Albany Rowing Center
The youth summer rowing camp program offers instruction in rowing to students entering 6th to 12th grade (ages 11 to 18). For athletes looking for something new, this coed camp is a great way to find out if rowing might be a good fit.
The Music Studio
The Capital Region's most celebrated music school offers comprehensive music education to students ages 4 and up and short-term classes for children as young as age 2. We also offer classes for adults and for students with special needs.
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve nestled between Albany and Schenectady is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world! It consists of over 3,000 acres of land, nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails, and is home to many plants and animals.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region's preeminent proponent of the arts & creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
Language Learning Institute, LLC
The Language Learning Institute is a language school offering programs for children and adults in French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Business English and more. We serve the residents and businesses of NY’s Capital Region and beyond!
Christmas Land LLC
Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Gather up the family and head over to Christmas Land LLC - the Capital Region's premier hotspot for old-fashioned holiday season activities, including pictures with Santa, crafts, sleigh rides, treats, and more!
The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve
The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve is the gateway to the Pine Bush! Featuring various interactive exhibits, activities, classrooms, and more, this interpretive center introduces visitors to everything that makes the preserve distinct.
If you're looking for good beer and conversation in the Capital Region, then take a trip to Unified Beerworks in Malta, NY. This local craft brewery and taproom is the perfect place to try new craft beers with others.
East Greenbush, NY
Funplex Funpark offers something fun for everyone! Your family will have a blast playing miniature golf, riding go-karts, climbing the rock wall and much more! No need to spend hours in the car - Funplex offers so much fun, so close to home!
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is the Northeast's largest and most complete self-guided aerial adventure park with 12 tree-top courses including 3 zip line courses. The park caters to all ability levels for ages 7-adult. Only 1 hour from Albany.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
McCauley Mt. is BIG skiing in a small package. Challenge enough to spawn two Olympic skiers, yet friendly enough to be "New York's Best Family Mountain." Featuring easier trails from the summit, as well as steep bumps to feed skiers and snowboarders.
Rollarama Skating Center
Rollarama offers indoor roller skating, inline, quad and speed rentals, game room, redemption counter, full concession area, birthday parties, private parties, fundraising opportunities, learn to skate classes for kids and adults, and more!
Woodland Hill Montessori School
North Greenbush, NY
Woodland Hill Montessori School is a vibrant school well known for its unique and challenging educational program, warm stimulating environment, and joyful students who are active, independent learners.
Camparama is a fun and educational summer day camp hosted by Rollarama Skating Center! We are licensed by the NYS Health Department and we have lots of fun waiting for your camper!
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
Field of Horrors
Enjoy several haunted attractions at Field of Horrors! If you dare to be scared - and have fun at the same time - you'll love the Trail of Terror Hayride, the Death Trap, and the other spooky happenings that will leave you shaking for more.
Skyloft NY at Crossgates Mall is an events venue like no other. The 16,000 sq. ft. bar and live music club hosts the top touring acts in the country and serves up an amazing selection of food and drinks.
Jumping Bean Party Rental -- Bounce Houses, Waterslides, Food Machines, Tents, Tables & More
We are the best family-owned, full-service party rental company serving Albany, Saratoga, Lake George & surrounding areas. Our inventory includes bouncy houses, water slides, inflatable obstacle courses, food machines, tables, chairs, tents and more!
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
Lapland Lake in the southern Adirondacks has been offering a unique winter experience to individuals, couples, and families for over 35 years with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lessons, equipment sales and rentals, and more.
Lake George, NY
The premier winery of the Adirondacks! Visit us in the heart of Lake George for remarkable wines & memorable times! Sample handcrafted, award-winning wines & keep your souvenir glass! Open year-round w/ special winery events held throughout the year.
The Theater Barn
New Lebanon, NY
Enjoy an intimate theater experience at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon -- performing an eclectic mix of popular plays, melodious musicals & other outstanding productions!
Middle Grove, NY
CV Golf offers training, club fitting/repair, and golf services year round! Need instruction choose from range, course, or studio. We do "House Calls" to bring instruction to you.
APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga
The American Poolplayers Association of Greater Albany/Saratoga is the largest pool league in the Capital Region, serving over 500 members, and nearly 80 teams. This dynamic group has been connecting players for over 20 years of pool league fun!
Park Playhouse, Inc.
The Park Playhouse provides professional plays and musicals to the public, and arts education programs to young people in the Capital Region. With free and affordable admission to productions, they make theater an accessible art form for everyone.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Located just 90 minutes south of Albany, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch resort and family vacation destination. Open year round, they offer activities for everyone, such as horseback riding, archery, snow tubing, and more.
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Averill Park, NY
The Center is a renovated Church built in 1835, still with its original stained-glass windows. It hosts several activities such as theatre productions, art exhibits, children's activities, concerts, and more. Also has available rent space.
Bidwell House Museum
The Bidwell House Museum is an authentically restored house and museum of art filled with antiques and surrounded by nearly 200 acres of gorgeous grounds and hiking trails. Come learn about the early settlement of the Berkshires!
Here at Excel Aquatics, we believe that swimming lessons are an essential activity for all children. Your child deserves to learn basic water safety skills the right way, and have a fantastic experience that teaches them to love the water.
Burden Lake Country Club
Averill Park, NY
Beautiful Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park offers family, individual, junior and senior memberships as well as daily rates. Club restaurant offers relaxation, great food, and can accommodate all of your entertainment needs!
Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC
Nine Pin Ciderworks uses farm-fresh ingredients to create crisp, refreshing hard ciders in a variety of flavors. As New York's first farm cidery, we source all of our apples from orchards in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley.
Camp Little Notch
Fort Ann, NY
Situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake, Camp Little Notch is an Adirondack summer camp and outdoor center offering 4 weeks of programs for girls and a 1-week program for boys.
UAlbany Great Danes
UAlbany's Division I athletics program is made up of 16 men's and women's teams. Watch the Great Danes compete at a variety of locations, including football at Casey Stadium and basketball at SEFCU Arena.
World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial is located next to the New York State Museum and honors those who served our country during World War II. Curved granite copings encircle the right half of a pool and are inscribed with dates, places and battles.
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Ski Bromley, VT, New England's Best Family Resort! Bromley offers top skiing and snowboarding for a memorable ski vacation at great value and features award-winning kid's programs, diverse terrain & friendly staff.
Drama Kids of the Capital Region, NY
Drama Kids of the Capital Region, NY offers a variety of classes and summer camps that are unique, fun, imaginative, and designed to teach kids important skills, such as public speaking, acting, creative thinking, and others.
Upstate Kayak Rentals
Upstate Kayak Rentals is a traveling kayak rental business that services Upstate New York's Capital Region. Hourly rentals are also available at the Waterford Boat Launch. Explore the beautiful waterways the area has to offer!
USS Slater/Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
The USS SLATER is the only restored World War II destroyer escort afloat in the U.S. A 1940's time capsule, the fully-guided tour emphasizes the technology, lifestyle and conditions her sailors endured. Open April-November, Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4.
Lake George Shoreline Cruise
Lake George, NY
Come enjoy a memorable cruise surrounded by the spectacular Adirondacks and the sparkling blue waters just off our shores. Whether aboard the beautiful Horicon or the new Adirondac, you will experience Lake George as it was meant to be seen!
Featuring over 20 trails, Ski Blandford in Blandford, MA, is the perfect place to go skiing and snowboarding. The ski resort also offers lessons, racing programs, and much more.
The New York State Purple Heart Memorial
The New York State Purple Heart Memorial, located on Madison Avenue, honors New Yorkers who have been awarded the Purple Heart, the oldest military decoration in the world currently in use.
Bring the whole family to enjoy the haunted corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, interactive station where you can pan for fossils and gemstones, farm animals, our own cider donuts, and other delicious treats at Schuyler Farms.
Fort Orange District - Twin Rivers Council, BSA
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Fort Orange District serves the entire area of Albany County.
Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Club
The Albany Knickerbockers field three men's sides, as well as a Division I women's team called the Sirens. Teams are based out of Dick Green Field in Albany.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
Since 1936, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady has grown to offer fantastic youth development programs to children in the Capital Region. The nonprofit organization promotes character development, health, leadership, and more.
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The Erie Canalway stretches 524 miles across New York State, and played an extremely important role in the state's transportation history. Today, you can still see working portions of the canalway, and can explore the surrounding towns.
Sorelle Gallery is a full service Fine Art Gallery and Art Consulting firm located in Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany NY. Carrying a wide variety of traditional and contemporary art, there is something for everyone!
New Horizon Stables
New Horizon Stables specializes in hunter/jumper and equitation riding. Our instructors work with students in an encouraging environment and assess each rider to provide individualized instruction right in Colonie NY.
The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The New York State Firefighters Memorial stands on the northeast side of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY. It honors the men and women of the fire service who perished in the line of duty in New York State.
Otis Ridge Ski Area
Otis Ridge Ski Area in Otis, MA, offers the perfect terrain for those who are looking to ski or snowboard during winter. The ski resort is family-friendly and offers trails for beginners and experts, as well as a ski school and camp.
Morningside Gallery offers a broad range of original works by a wide range of artists employing both traditional and modern techniques. Additionally, Morningside offers 43 years of custom framing experience ranging from mirrors to shadow boxes.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain, VT
Go skiing, snowboarding, or enjoy other winter fun at Stratton Mountain. Located in Vermont, Stratton is renowned for their snow and grooming, fast lifts, and outstanding blend of terrain and trails for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast, and it offers multiple groomed trails.
The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces, and co-sponsors a variety of festivals, fairs, and concerts in Albany, NY. From Albany Tulip Fest to Alive at Five, these events promote local art, entertainment, and culture.
Battenkill Valley Outdoors
Paddle the beautiful Battenkill near Saratoga Springs! Battenkill Valley Outdoors in Cambridge rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes (with paddles, flotation devices, and shuttle service included), and offers customized instruction and trips.
Sunset Lanes offers a state-of-the-art 32 lane bowling center in Albany, New York. We have been offering quality bowling and family fun since 1940. Whether you are a professional bowler or a first time roller, we've got you covered!
The New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial
The New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial is located at the north end of the Empire State Plaza. It honors those from the NYS EMS who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Lake George Steamboat Co., Inc.
Lake George, NY
Lake George Steamboat Company offers daily cruises, sightseeing trips, and specialty tours aboard its three large ships. Have a wedding or other event coming up? Lake George Steamboat will gladly host it for you!
Family owned and operated since 1946, Buhrmaster Farms has never failed to produce the most delicious fruits and vegetables along with the area’s most beautiful selection of flowers.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Travel to southern Vermont and enjoy excellent skiing on Okemo. This ski mountain resort offers 20 lifts, 632 acres of winter wonderland, and 121 trails, from beginner to expert level.
Samascott Orchards & Garden Market
Pick-Your-Own Produce! Drive right into Samascott Orchards to find Pumpkins, Apples, Grapes, Peppers, Greens, Berries, Squash, Tomatoes & More (seasonally). Come grab a harvest map - find what's open for picking, prices, rules & where to find what!
Double M Haunted Hayrides
Ballston Spa, NY
Double M Haunted Hayrides, close to Saratoga in Ballston Spa, involves a haunted hayride, the walking undead, a zombie-infested prison, and more frightening attractions for the price of one.
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is located in Lake George, NY. Their Adirondack-themed lodge features 200 guest suites and a giant indoor waterpark. Just across the street is The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.
North Bethlehem Park
Bring the family for a day of fun at North Bethlehem Park! Kids can play on the playground and basketball court, adults can enjoy walking or mountain biking on the complex's trails, and the whole family can have lunch in the picnic area.
Captain JP Cruise Line
The Captain J.P. II is available for weekly and specialty cruises, plus chartered trips. The four deck cruise ship can accommodate 600 passengers and is perfect for any occasion.
State of New York Police Officers Memorial
The State of New York Police Officers Memorial honors the state's police officers, and serves as a site of solitude and reflection for those who visit.
Capoccia Vineyard and Winery
At Capoccia Vineyards & Winery, Schenectady's first winery, we pride ourselves in making sure every bottle of wine we produce is of the highest possible quality. To ensure this, we use 100% New York State grapes.
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center is a state-of-the art multi-purpose recreation facility owned by the Colonie Youth Center, an independent not-for-profit organization.
The Crossings of Colonie
The Crossings of Colonie features 6.5 miles of multi-use trails for walking, running, and biking; several facilities that can be rented for events; and a barrier-free playground.
Swinburne Skating Rink
Swinburne Skating Rink in Albany, NY, is an all weather protected skating rink. Open year round for city residents, the skating rink is designed for roller skating during the warmer months and ice skating in winter.
Times Union Center
A multi-purpose facility with an adaptable seating capacity of 6,000 to 17,500. The Arena host a variety of events including concerts, family shows, sporting contest and trade shows.
George Washington After Houdon
The life-size bronze cast of George Washington in Albany's Empire State Plaza was unveiled in West Capitol Park in 1932. This memorial is a reproduction of the famous marble original by French master artist, Jean-Antoine Houdon.
Del Lanes Inc.
Del Lanes, located just outside of Albany in Delmar NY is home to bowling lanes, pool tables and more. Drop in for a quick game, try Rock N Bowl Midnight Bowling, or host a birthday party!
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area serves youth within Albany County and Rensselaer County by providing them with quality programs and guidance.
The Boat House
The Boat House, located in Schenectady, sells canoes, kayaks, rowing shells, and related accessories. Kayak and canoe rentals are available from May through October, call for rates and availability.
Venture southwest of Albany for Catskills skiing or snowboarding! There are 38 trails in all - from beginner cruising trails all the way up to double black diamonds with 1,100 feet of continuous vertical drop.
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards
Clifton Park, NY
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards is an apple orchard and country store offering u-pick apples, fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, and during the summer, incredible ice cream at Rainbow Delights! Create lifelong memories at this local family farm.
Wolf Hollow Brewing Co.
Wolf Hollow Brewing Company is a community-focused microbrewery that seeks to provide locals, friends, and neighbors with a high-quality beer to call their own. Looking for special benefits? Become a member of the "Wolf Pack."
Brown's Brewing Co.
Throughout the year, Brown's Brewing Co. brews more than 40 different styles of ales, and has ten or more on tap at any given time. Stop in to the Troy Taproom to sample some for yourself and enjoy their food menu!
North Albany World War II Monument
North Albany, NY
The North Albany World War II Monument is a granite memorial located in the front of School 20 on North Pearl Street in North Albany. The monument commemorates those served our nation in World War II.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
The Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprised of over 450 acres of fields, forests and wetlands. The visitor center features interactive displays and exhibits. Enjoy hiking, birding, snowshoeing, and more activities.
Hicks Orchard is the oldest U-pick orchard in New York State, having been established in 1905. In addition to apples and pumpkins, Hicks also offers cherries and blueberries. The property features an apple barn, a farm winery, corn maze, and more.
Thacher State Park
Thacher State Park is a perfect destination for outdoor activities. It features more than 25 miles of multi-use trails that can be used year-round. The park also includes a nature center, a campground, and much more.
Capital Repertory Theatre
Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) is Albany's first and only professional resident theatre. With a wide variety of well-known and world premiere musicals and plays, it's safe to say what you experience at theREP cannot be duplicated anywhere else!
Siena College has 18 men's and women's athletic teams that compete in the NCAA's Division I. One of the most popular sports to watch is men's basketball, which plays its home games at the Times Union Center in Albany.
North Creek Rafting Company
North Creek, NY
North Creek Rafting Company is a rafting company offering daytrips, overnight trips, and inflatable kayaks. They operate various trips on the Hudson River, Moose River, and Boreas River in the Adirondacks.
Based in the Capital Region, Consortium Actors is committed to training youth actors of all ages and help them develop their skills and abilities through new and classic theatrical productions.
Wild Waters Outdoor Center - Hudson River
Join Wild Waters Outdoor Center in Warrensburg for exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Hudson River. Their goal is to make sure you have the most enjoyable and safest whitewater experience possible.
Morelli Art Museum & Design Studio
A major fine arts museum featuring national monuments, state wide art education programs, artist's presentations at universities & corporations, free seminars on American mass media, and accommodations for public & private meetings and celebrations.
Sand Flats Orchard LLC
Sand Flats Orchard in Fonda, NY, offers u-pick and picked apples, cider, pumpkins, squash, cider doughnuts, pies, fudge, and more. Take a tractor ride, go through an educational corn maze, meet farm animals, and have fun with the whole family.
Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival
The 2020 Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival will be held on January 16-18 and highlight local restaurants, chefs, and their innovative cuisine. Attend the festival and enjoy tastings, seminars, competitions, and more.
The Children's Memorial is located in a park on the southwest side of the Empire State Plaza and was installed in 1999 to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect. The memorial honors the children of New York State who have died due to this abuse.
Pico Mountain Ski Area
With more vertical drop than 80% of New England ski resorts, a terrain park, a classically styled base lodge, and great ticket deals, Pico Mountain Ski Area is your home in the mountains.
Slightly farther away from the Capital Region lies Hunter Mountain, with 320 acres of trails and a variety of terrain to challenge all levels. This big mountain offers all the normal ski resort amenities, including lessons, rentals, and more.
GET AIR Trampoline Park
Visit GET AIR Trampoline Park in Crossgates Mall and have a blast throughout the facility. The indoor park features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, a dodgeball court, ninja obstacle course, and more.
Zoom Flume Water Park
East Durham, NY
Located in the Catskills, just one hour from Albany, Zoom Flume Water Park is a large, family-friendly park with a new 700 ft. long Gravity Gorge zip line attraction.
Albany Institute of History & Art
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is New York's oldest museum. It is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region.
Certified Framing & Gallery
The quality of a Manhattan framing gallery right here in the Capital Region! With outstanding qualifications and extensive experience, Certified Framing & Gallery makes customer satisfaction their first priority. Stop in and see for yourself!
Albany Curling Club
The Albany Curling Club is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that promotes the sport of curling in the Albany, NY area. Contact them to arrange a visit and see the club or try curling for yourself.
New York State Crime Victims Memorial
The New York State Crime Victims Memorial is located on the north side of the Empire State Plaza. Dedicated in 1996, it is a limestone and calcite boulder that commemorates fallen and surviving victims of crime and their families.
Choose from more than a dozen varieties of apples and plenty of other fruits & vegetables at Bellinger's Orchard. While you're there, enjoy a hayride, and a corn maze!
The New York State Missing Persons Remembrance
The New York State Missing Persons Remembrance is dedicated to the men, women and children of NYS who have been reported missing. The Remembrance stands on a hill on the southeast corner of Madison Avenue and Swan Street in Albany, NY.
APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga
The American Poolplayers Association of Greater Albany/Saratoga is a dynamic group that connects pool players of all abilities who want to have fun in the Capital Region.
Saratoga Springs, NY
You don't have to go far to find paradise! Kayak Shak in Saratoga Springs rents kayaks and stand up paddle boards for you to explore the beautiful region. This is the perfect place to bring the family, or to get away from them.
Huck Finn's Playland
Did you grow up with fond childhood memories of Hoffman's Playland? Huck Finn's Playland is carrying on the tradition of this beloved Albany amusement park in a new location with the same child-friendly rides you loved!
Altamont Orchards, Inc.
A family operated U-pick farm for over 40 years in the Capital Region. They also have a farm market with cider doughnuts, pies, breads, pastries, plants, and in season produce.
Jennings Landing at the Albany Corning Preserve features a bike trail, a boat launch, and a 1,000-seat amphitheatre. The bike trail connects walkers, runners, and cyclists to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail.
Albany Auto Show
The 2020 Albany Auto Show will be held at the Times Union Center on November 6-8. This is the largest vehicle display and consumer show between Montreal and New York City, and between Syracuse and Hartford.
Lark Street Business Improvement District
The Lark Street BID is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization cultivates the creative energy and edge that makes Lark Street a top spot for entertainment and merchants. They host ribbon cuttings, annual events and festivals, and more!
Experience family fun at Albany Dutchmen baseball games! The team is part of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League and plays its home games at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex in Albany. The season runs from early June through early August.
Altamont Fair - The Capital Region's Hometown Fair
Head to the annual Altamont Fair for new and old traditions and an array of shows and attractions! There will be live music every day, concessions, vendors, and also a wide variety of exciting fair rides for all ages.
World War I Monument
The World War I Monument is located in Memorial Grove and consists of a female figure with palm and sword, backed by a pylon. Also known as the "Mother's War Memorial," this monument was sculpted by Attilio Picirilli.
Academy Park Fountain
The Academy Park Fountain is located in Academy Park in the City Hall area of Albany, NY. This hand-carved, cream colored stone fountain was created in 1988 and was installed in the park with funds provided by the Albany Beautification Committee.
Albany Distilling Company
Albany Distilling Company is Albany's first distillery since prohibition. Hand-crafted spirits are produced one small batch at a time, and bottles are available for purchase throughout the Capital Region.
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
At Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, guests can tour the historic mansion and gardens, see one of Abraham Lincoln's hats, step inside a 1903 luxury Pullman railroad car, visit a working goat farm, and hike trails on the extensive grounds.
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail covers 9 miles from Albany to Voorheesville and follows the path of the former Delaware & Hudson railroad tracks. There are several access points and parking areas along the way.
New York State Vietnam Memorial
The New York State Vietnam Memorial commemorates the military service of NYS residents who served our country between 1961 and 1975 in Southeast Asia. The memorial was the first such state effort in the nation, dedicated in 1984.
New York State Korean War Veterans Memorial
The New York State Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in the Empire State Plaza's Memorial Park along Madison Avenue. The memorial honors the 482,000 New Yorkers who served our nation during the Korean War.
New York State Women Veterans Memorial
The New York State Women Veterans Memorial honors women in the military over the past 200 years. Dedicated in 1998, it serves as an educational item to inform the public of the role women have played in the armed forces.
Altamont Vineyard & Winery
Using our rich history in conjunction with current innovations, we produce complex yet appealing wines. Our Tasting Room and Gift Shop are great for tastings or private gatherings. Stunning views & walking paths make this the perfect NY destination.
Key 2 Joy, Hypnosis & Yoga
Key 2 Joy is a Wellness Community Center offering Hypnosis for Weight Loss, Stop Smoking & Stress; Hatha, Chair, Gentle, Restorative, and Yin Yoga; Meditation; Sound Healing; and Reiki.
Tutor Time Learning Center
East Greenbush, NY
Tutor Time Learning Center in East Greenbush, NY is an educational daycare offering infant programs and learning experiences in their preschool and pre-k classrooms.
Union College Dutchmen
Union College's Dutchmen compete in more than two dozen sports throughout the year. One of the most popular to watch is men's ice hockey, as the team was named NCAA Division I Champions in a recent season.
CH Evans Brewing Company
With up to 12 in-house brews to choose from (including cask ale), CH Evans Brewing Company at the Pump Station is sure to have something for every beer lover. We enjoy creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and want to make your visit memorable.
Windham Mountain Resort
Head south of Albany to Windham Mountain, offering a large variety of trails from easier ones to challenge the rookies, to extremely difficult to challenge the expert.
Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.
Giving retired and rescued horses a sanctuary for retirement, rehabilitation, and rehoming in Schenectady NY. Also a field trip destination allowing schools, veterans, seniors and youth groups the chance to spend time with the rescues in nature.
Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School is a dynamic and joyous place. Unabashedly the finest girl's school in the world, its faculty embrace learning. The life of the mind is alive and well here. We offer education for grades 9 - 12 and summer programs for many ages.
General Philip Henry Sheridan Memorial
General Philip Henry Sheridan was one of the most celebrated heroes of the Civil War, best remembered for his 20 mile gallop to rally his retreating troop to victory at Cedar Creek, VA.
Olympic Lanes is family-owned and operated bowling center located in Menands, NY. It is a USBC-certified center with 50 lanes, a full bar and a snack bar. Situated just off of I-787 and NY-378, we are just minutes from anywhere in the Capital Region.
Druthers Brewing Company
Druthers Brewing Company has an extensive list of craft beers to choose from, plus a lengthy menu of American-style fare, including pizzas, mac 'n cheese, and burgers.
Schenectady County Historical Society
The Schenectady County Historical Society brings history to life at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the Grems-Doolittle Library, and the Schenectady History Museum. The organization creates interactive exhibits, and hosts workshops and other events.
Sacandaga Outdoor Center
Based in Hadley, NY, Sacandaga Outdoor Center offers the ultimate experience on the water. You can join them for a whitewater rafting adventure or rent one of their kayaks, tubes, or stand up paddle boards.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Dedicated in 2000, this glass sculpture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - entitled "Seeds of Enlightenment" - was commissioned by Corning Incorporated as a gift to the people of NYS. It is located in Empire State Plaza's North Concourse.
What began as a Vaudeville theatre in the early 20th century is now the Capital Region's destination for major Broadway shows, cutting-edge film festivals, exciting special events, and everything in between.
New York State Parole Officers Memorial
The New York State Parole Officers Memorial sits behind the Legislative Office Building in the Empire State Plaza. This memorial honors parole officers of New York State who were killed in the line of duty.