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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!

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!
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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!
skiers at West Mountain
West Mountain Ski Area
Queensbury, NY
Go West this winter! Conveniently located just 3 miles off I-87's Exit 18, West Mountain Ski Area is NY State's premier destination for outdoor and family-friendly winter fun, including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
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.
a map of mccauley mountain ski area
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.
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!
Ridgefield Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
316 Partridge Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sheridan and Dove Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Sheridan Avenue and Dove 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.
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.
Upper Lincoln Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Morton and Delaware Avenue - 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.
Krank Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
65 First Avenue - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mater Christi Pool
Albany, NY
New Scotland Avenue, Across from Holy Names Campus - General Public Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pool closed from 4:15 p.m. to 5 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.
Swinburne Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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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!
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.
Hackett Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
North First Street - 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.
three people cross-country skiing with a young girl dressed in blue in the lead
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
Northville, NY
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.
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.
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
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.
Jay Peak Resort
Jay, VT
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.
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.
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.
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.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Ludlow, VT
Travel to southern Vermont and enjoy excellent skiing on Okemo. This ski mountain resort offers 20 lifts, 667 acres of winter wonderland, and 121 trails, from beginner to expert.
Pico Mountain Ski Area
Killington, VT
With more vertical drop than 80% of New England ski resorts, a terrain park, a classically styled base lodge, and great ticket deals, Pico is your home in the mountains.
Mount Peter Ski Area
Warwick, NY
Drive two hours southwest of Albany to Orange County this winter for skiing in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Family-operated Mount Peter, the oldest operating ski area in the state, is known for its free beginner ski and snowboard school.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Hancock, MA
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.
Windham Mountain Resort
Windham, NY
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.
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.
Plattekill Mountain
Roxbury, NY
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.
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Peru, VT
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.
Hunter Mountain
Hunter, NY
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.
Ski Blandford
Blandford, MA
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.
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 site also includes a visitor center with interactive displays and exhibits.
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.
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.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe, VT
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.
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.
Killington Ski Resort
Killington, VT
Killington Ski Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in the east with over 3,000 acres within the boundary.
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.
Otis Ridge Ski Area
Otis, MA
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.
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.
Ski Butternut
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.