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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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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!
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.
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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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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!
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.
skiers at West Mountain
West Mountain Ski Area
Queensbury, NY
West Mountain, Conveniently located just 3 miles off I-87's Exit 18, in Queenbury, NY, offers Aerial Adventure Tours, Mountain Biking, Scenic Chairlift rides in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, lessons, programs, rentals and more!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Vanare Snowmobile Tours
Lake Luzerne, NY
Lake Vanare Snowmobile Tours offers guided tours through the beautiful Adirondacks just 5 miles from Lake George exit 21 on Route 9N South.
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.