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Albany NY Outdoor Activities & Fun For Kids

If you have energetic, adventurous kids, take advantage of the incredible kid-friendly outdoor attractions we have here in the Albany area! Below, you'll find tree-top adventure courses, amusement parks, family farms, mountain coasters, sports complexes, and other outdoor fun that's sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. Keep these places in mind next time one of your kids requests an outdoor birthday party!

family of four on horses
Rocking Horse Ranch
Highland, NY
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!
aerial view of ellms family farm property in the fall
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!
holiday bus ride
Santa's Magical Express
Rensselaer, NY
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.
two people ziplining over a valley
New York Zipline Adventures LLC
Hunter, NY
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.
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Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Charlemont, MA
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!
Mountain Biking at West
West Mountain
Queensbury, NY
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.
an aerial view of The Fun Spot
The Fun Spot
Queensbury, NY
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!
two people zip-lining next to eachother
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Hillsdale, NY
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.
group posing with santa
Christmas Land LLC
Altamont, NY
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!
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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.
two skiers in red jackets skiing under a chairlift
Gore Mountain
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!
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Mighty Kicks Capital Region
Mighty Kicks Capital Region is the premier introductory soccer program for children, and their goal is to help kids develop through soccer while leaving a lasting impression. This program is perfect for kids in the Albany, NY area.
cross country skiers in a race
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!
scenic lake surrounded by trees
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.
a line of people riding horses in a grassy field together
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Kerhonkson, NY
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.
Kids jumping on an inflated sticky Velcro wall while their dad looks on
Jumping Bean Party Rental -- Bounce Houses, Waterslides, Food Machines, Tents, Tables & More
Wilton, NY
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!
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.