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.
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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.
Christmas Land LLC
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!
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
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.
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.
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
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.
Windham Mountain Resort
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
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.