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Enjoy Outdoor Activities In The Albany Area

Head outside for a full day of fun in the Capital Region! Play a round of golf, hike to the top of one of the region's mountains, go cycling or mountain biking, or experience the winter by skiing or snowboarding. The options for outdoor activities in and around Albany are endless!

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!
pine barrens landscape
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
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.
Funplex Funpark
Funplex Funpark
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!
two girls in a swimming pool
Mater Christi Pool
Albany, NY
Location: New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus. Open in the summer. General Public Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
Hackett Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
North First Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Lower Lincoln Park Pool
Albany, NY
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue - General Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Family Swim: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Krank Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
65 First Avenue - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
North Swan Street Spray Pad
Albany, NY
North Swan Street and Second Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Westland Hills Pad
Albany, NY
Colvin Avenue, at Central, Austin, and Lincoln - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Rosemont Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
92 Rosemont Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Arbor Hill Community Center Pool
Albany, NY
50 Lark Street - General Public Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm.
Colonie Street Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Green area on bend near Livingston Avenue - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CV Golf Logo
CV Golf
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.
Burden Lake Country Club
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!
Sheridan and Dove Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ridgefield Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
316 Partridge Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Swinburne Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Upper Lincoln Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Morton and Delaware Avenue - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pine Haven Country Club
Guilderland, NY
The course at Pinehaven brings you through the Historic Pine Bush Area of Albany County & is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the area. Pinehaven's incredible conditions assure enjoyable play for golfers of all skill levels.
Orchard Creek Golf Club
Altamont, NY
Upscale course with bargain prices. Named America's #1 "Best New Bargain" Golf Digest 2001. It features 18 hole public golf, driving range, restaurant, instruction, season passes, charity and corporate outings.
Stadium Golf Club, Inc.
Schenectady, NY
Stadium Golf Club is a public golf course nestled on 120 acres in the Capital Region. Stadium delivers the complete golf experience and is open for daily-fee public play, along with annual memberships that offer unlimited golf with a cart and more.
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Voorheesville, NY
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center is located in Thompson's Lake Campground and offers year-round educational programs, exhibits and displays, a bird viewing area, trails, and more.
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Gansevoort, NY
Visit the Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center and check out their wildlife mounts, pelts, skulls, and other ephemera. The nature center also offers nature-based recreation programs for both kids and adults throughout the year.
Glimmerglass State Park
Cooperstown, NY
The Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown, NY features nature trails, a swimming beach, and a nature center where you can learn more about local wildlife.
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Located in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, the Creekside Classroom is a four-season environmental education center that offers a variety of fun programs, from school field trips to hikes and snowshoe tours.
Van Schaick Island Country Club
Cohoes, NY
Van Schaick Island Country Club is a private, nine-hole golf course located in the Capital Region. VSICC offers rolling hills and a picturesque setting. It is a challenging course yet playable course.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Delmar, NY
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.
Flying Deer Nature Center
East Chatham, NY
Located in East Chatham, NY, the Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school that is dedicated to teaching kids, adults, and families about the ways of the earth.
OptiGolf Troy, LLC
Troy, NY
OptiGolf is a one of a kind gathering spot for golfers and non-golfers alike in the Capital Region. It has a variety of venues including Optigolf playing booths, function room and more.