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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.
boy in colorful ball pit
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!
golf course in the fall
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!
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.
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.
Sheridan Hollow Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Sheridan Hollow Park Spray Pad is located at Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
Krank Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Krank Park Spray Pad in Albany is open seven days a week during summer 2020 from 10:00am-6:00pm, and admission is free.
Mater Christi Pool
Albany, NY
Location: New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus. Open in the summer.
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.
Colonie Street Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Colonie Street Park Spray Pad is located near Livingston Avenue in Albany, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
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.
Ridgefield Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Ridgefield Park Spray Pad is located at 316 Partridge Street in Albany, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
Swinburne Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Swinburne Spray Pad is located at Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard in Albany NY, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
North Swan Street Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The North Swan Street Spray Pad is located at North Swan Street between 1st Street and 2nd Street in Albany NY, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
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.
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.
Lower Lincoln Park Pool
Albany, NY
The Lower Lincoln Park Pool is located at 701 Lincoln Park Rd in Albany NY, and it is open seasonally.
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.
Westland Hills Park Spray Pad
The Westland Hills Park Spray Pad is located at Colvin Avenue between Central Avenue and Lincoln Avenue in Albany, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
Arbor Hill Community Center Pool
Albany, NY
Arbor Hill Community Center Pool is a family friendly public pool and rec center on Lark Street in Albany.
Eagle Crest Golf Club
Clifton Park, NY
Eagle Crest Golf Club in Clifton Park, NY, is home to an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course. They also offer golf instruction and food and drinks inside their tavern.
Rosemont Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Rosemont Park Spray Pad is located at 92 Rosemont Street in Albany, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
Hackett Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Hackett Park Spray Pad is located at North First Street in Albany NY, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
Upper Lincoln Spray Pad
Albany, NY
The Upper Lincoln Spray Pad is located at Morton and Delaware Avenue in Albany, and it is open seasonally, seven days a week, from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.
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.
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.
Holland Meadows Golf Course
Gloversville, NY
Holland Meadows Golf Course in Gloversville, NY, features an 18-hole executive course, a driving range, pro shop, indoor golf facility, and a clubhouse.
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.