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.
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.
TSL Kids Crew: Summer Camp
Based in the Capital Region, TSL Kids Crew offers a variety of child care services, including summer camp programs that are open to all members of the community. Their summer camp focuses on recreational activities in small and large groups.
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.
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.
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!
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.
JMU 4 Kids
JMU 4 Kids offers a variety of summer camps in Albany, NY, and the Capital Region. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, fun, and enriching experience for kids and a convenient, affordable, and reassuring option for their parents.
Albany's Indoor Rockgym
Rock climbing is a full-body workout disguised as fun! We take the health and safety of our clients very seriously. We want to reassure you that we are committed to inviting you to a safe space.
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.
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!
The Fun Spot
Come to The Fun Spot for exceptional family entertainment! This Queensbury hotspot features go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag, and so much more.
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.
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!
Albany's Indoor Rockgym - Summer Climbing Clinics
For a truly awesome summer adventure, consider Albany's Indoor Rockgym's Summer Climbing Clinics! Available 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.
Park Playhouse and the Playhouse Stage Company augment the quality of life for a diverse audience in the Capital Region by producing free summer theatrical productions in a beautiful outdoor setting.
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.
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.
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!
Playhouse Stage Company
The Playhouse Stage Co. 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 all.
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.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
Skiing, snowboarding and more await at the family-friendly McCauley Mountain Ski Area in Old Forge, which offers all the excitement of a bigger mountain without the crowds and lines.
Cohoes Music Hall
The Cohoes Music Hall has been a center for culture, comedy, arts, and entertainment in Cohoes since 1874. Visitors can expect excellent acoustics and a welcoming, personable feel to the four-story historic venue.
La OM Jewelry
La OM Jewelry in Albany, NY, is minority woman-owned and operated, by lead jeweler Laura Ortiz McCaffrey. Specializing in custom crafted fine jewelry, bridal, and reimagining heirloom jewelry into daily wearable essentials.
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.
The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Please note: the Discovery Center is currently closed.
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.
Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio
Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio offers a variety of services, classes, and entertainment for all ages and abilities. This interactive and educational art studio is a space to learn, create, relax, experiment, and above all, have fun.
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!
Christmas Land LLC
Get in the holiday spirit. Virtually or in-person. Gather family & head over to Christmas Land LLC - the Capital Region's premier hotspot for old-fashioned holiday season activities, including pictures w/Santa, sleigh rides, crafts, treats & more!
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.
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.
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 a full menu of wood-fired pizza, sandwiches & more.
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Located in Albany, NY, the Honest Weight Food Co-op is a public grocery store committed to responsibly bringing our community the best products and the healthiest foods.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Red Hook, NY
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, NY is a flying aviation museum featuring one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world. Note that we are following NYS guidelines and will be open when it is safe. Stay safe, see you then.
Rollarama Skating Center
Rollarama offers indoor roller skating, inline, quad and speed rentals, full service snackbar and inexpensive fun for all!
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.
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!
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!
Bidwell House Museum
The Bidwell House Museum is an authentically restored historic home, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of gorgeous grounds and hiking trails. Come learn about the early settlement of the Berkshires!
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 is New York's first farm cidery and our mission is simple: we support New York agriculture by producing quality craft ciders using 100% local New York apples and fruit. Our apples are sourced from Capital Region and Hudson valley Orchards
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, activities, and programming for everyone from early learners to lifelong learners in downtown Pittsfield and online.
Lark Street Business Improvement District (BID)
The Lark Street BID is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that 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.
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.
Lake George, NY
Now open for wine tastings at our Tasting Room locations in Lake George and Bolton Landing! All 3 of our locations (including our Queensbury Headquarters) are open for shipping and curbside pickup - including on-the-spot curbside pickup outside.
Santa's Village, Candy Cane Alley, a life-size gingerbread house, a vendor market, Christmas trees - it truly is a Wintertime Wonderland! Celebrate the season an all new way this year at this unique attraction and event.
TSL Kids Crew - Scotia Location
For 2021, TSL Kids Crew is offering 10 weeks of programs for their summer day camps, including at their Scotia location. Sign up for 1 week or all 10!
American Poolplayers Association of Greater Albany/Saratoga
The American Poolplayers Association of Greater Albany/Saratoga is the largest pool league in the Capital Region, serving over 800 members, and over 150 teams. This pool league is geared toward beginners who enjoy playing pool with others.
The Madison Theatre
The historic Madison Theatre in Albany is dedicated to creating an excellent and unique entertainment experience for you. Take advantage of in-seat ordering during your movie and make sure to check out their restaurant and bar with weekly specials.
The Relief Room
The Relief Room is the first location of its kind in the Capital Region. They are a rage room facility where you can let loose and smash, destroy, and demolish a variety of items in a safe environment.
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.
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.
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.
Druthers Albany is a Capital Region brewpub that features elevated comfort food and handcrafted beer that is made on the premises. This Druthers location opened in 2015 and is housed in a historic warehouse.
Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom and Brewery
When you're in the mood for craft beer and delicious food, visit Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom and Brewery. Located on the Hudson River in Troy, this local brewery offers a fantastic selection of year round and seasonal brews.
5 Wits Albany
5 Wits offers live-action adventures for up to 12 people at once. Get ready for a highly interactive, fully immersive adventure like nothing you've ever experienced!
Located in the heart of Albany’s Lark Street neighborhood, Lark Hall is a historic performing arts, event, and community venue that's equipped to host music, comedy, and theatrical acts.
The National Upholstering Design Studio / Gallery
The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery offers custom upholstering and design and also showcases original art by local artists. They're open 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday, and on weekends and evenings by appointment.
Captain JP Cruises
The Captain J.P. III is available for weekly and specialty cruises during their cruise season, plus chartered trips. The ship can accommodate 600 passengers and seat 400 people comfortably for dinner. They are perfect for any special occasion.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
Albany Auto Show
The annual Albany Auto Show will be held at the Times Union Center on November 5-7, 2021. This is the largest vehicle display and consumer show between Montreal and New York City, and between Syracuse and Hartford.
Bow Tie Movieland Cinemas
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!
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.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe is a world-class mountain resort in the quintessential New England town consisting of two mountains, including the highest peak in Vermont at 4,395 feet.
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.
Albany Job Fair Wednesday July 22nd
Over 40+ companies will be hiring at the Albany Job Fair on July 22,2020. Come in and interview, many recruiters are offering on the spot hiring. Enjoy free career seminars and workshops. Social Distancing measures are in place for your safety.
Golden Cue Billiard Lounge
Golden Cue Billiard Lounge is one of the Capital Region's most popular pool halls.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Terrace Mountain Orchard LLC
Terrace Mountain Orchard features a 50-acre apple orchard for you to explore, plus a fully stocked Apple Barn and free wagon rides.
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.
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.
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.
My Place to Play
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Schenectady Light Opera Company
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.
JHA Riding Academy
JHA Riding Academy in Slingerlands is a family owned stable that focuses on providing an enjoyable environment for both the horse and the rider.
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!
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.
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.
Eastern Mountain Sports
Try before you buy at EMS! The sporting goods store sells kayaks, paddles, stand-up paddleboards, and related accessories, but also rents kayaks for you to try out.
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.
Killington Ski Resort
Killington Ski Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in the east with over 3,000 acres within the boundary.
Arts & Glass
Clifton Park, NY
Arts & Glass in Clifton Park, NY is a local art studio specializing in pottery painting and glass fusing. Whether you want to paint a unique mug or fuse your first glass platter, they are ready to help you get started.
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.
The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival presents new and innovative productions of opera and musical theater every summer in Cooperstown, New York.
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.
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.
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.
10th Ward Memorial
The 10th Ward Memorial is located in Albany, NY in a round flowerbed with a large boulder and a cast bronze plaque.
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.
Ghosts of Albany
Visit one of America's most haunted locations, Albany, New York, and see if you'll get scared with stories of ghosts, haunted places, mysterious sightings, and more.
Lake George Steamboat Company
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
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.
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.
UAlbany School of Education
RemoteED and the Capital District Writing Project (CDWP) will offer online camps and workshops this summer; Virtual STEM 1-8 and workshops for writers K-12.
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 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.
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!
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.
Empire State Darts
Located in the Capital Region, Empire State Darts is an electronic dart league that offers multiple levels of play for all skill levels year round.
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.
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.
New York State George Washington Memorial
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.
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.
Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
The tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open for free outdoor ice skating each winter in Albany, NY.
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.
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.
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.
Albany Art Room
The Albany Art Room is a retail art studio where people of all levels of experience can come in to make art. They offer classes for both adults and kids, as well as open studio sessions.
Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak Resort offers a vertical drop of 2,153 feet, making it the eighth largest drop in New England and the fifth largest in Vermont.
The Pottery Place, Inc.
No experience is needed to have fun and get creative at The Pottery Place in Albany, NY. This art studio offers the guidance and tools to help every age and artist create a unique project.
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.
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.
New York State Capitol
The New York State Capitol is part of the Empire State Plaza complex in Capitol Park and offers tours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Krumkill Stables in offers horseback riding lessons, camps and more in the Capital Region!
Musicians of Ma'alwyck
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beaver Brook Outfitters
Beaver Brook Outfitters in the Southern Adirondacks is a top company for whitewater rafting trips, guided canoeing and kayaking trips, gear, and more.
Enjoy bowling, games, food and fun at Latham Bowl, just outside of Albany.
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.
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.
Colonie Youth Center, Inc.
Meeting the needs of Colonie and the greater Capital Region
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Capital Off Track Betting
Place a wager, watch the race and win money at Capital Off Track Betting in Albany NY!
New York State Children's Memorial
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.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Just over the border into Massachusetts lies Jiminy Peak, offering several advanced and expert trails, as well as private and group ski lessons for beginners.
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.
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.
Great Barrington, MA
Located in Great Barrington, MA, Ski Butternut is a ski resort offering over 20 trails, two terrain parks, a full-service ski and snowboard shop, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Mountain Ski Area
Caroga Lake, NY
Check out Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake, just over an hour away from Albany, for skiing and more winter fun.
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.
NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm
As the autumn sun sets over Liberty Ridge, the farm turns into a haunted nightmare! NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm features some of the region's most terrifying haunted houses and mazes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."