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These Albany NY Winter Attractions Provide Outdoor Fun For The Whole Family

You never need to be bored during Albany's winters. A wide variety of outdoor winter attractions and activities provide fun for the whole family all winter long. 

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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.
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.
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Christmas Land LLC
Altamont, NY
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!
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.
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.
Swinburne Skating Rink
Albany, NY
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.
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.
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.
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.