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Attractions Near Albany: Things To Do A Short Drive Albany New York

The Albany - Captal Region is just a short drive from several destinations in Upstate New York that are worth the drive. Attractions near Albany abound in the communities of Lake George and Saratoga Springs, NY to name a few.

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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!
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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!
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New York Zipline Adventures LLC
Hunter, NY
Located at the Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, New York Zipline Adventures LLC offers incredible family-friendly outdoor adventures and features the largest zipline canopy tour in North America.
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Rocking Horse Ranch
Highland, NY
Rocking Horse Ranch is America's favorite family resort. Their all-inclusive packages feature accommodations, activities, entertainment and meals. Start planning your next family adventure now!
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Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, MA
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, attractions, and activities for visitors of all ages.
View of the winery as you're walking in!
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sit back, relax and experience handcrafted wine just 4 miles from downtown Saratoga! Live Music and Wood Fired Pizza every weekend (Full service menu coming soon!). We are the only place to try Saratoga's best Wine, Beer & Spirits!
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Hillsdale, NY
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is the Northeast's largest and most complete self-guided aerial adventure park with 12 tree-top courses including 3 zip line courses. The park caters to all ability levels for ages 7-adult. Only 1 hour from Albany.
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Adirondack Balloon Flights
Experience counts, and with over 30 years and 3,000+ trips, Adirondack Balloon Flights is recognized as the premier hot air balloon ride company in the Capital Region. Their flights offer views of the Adirondacks, Lake George, and Saratoga area.
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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Adirondack Winery
Lake George, NY
The premier winery of the Adirondacks! Visit us in the heart of Lake George for remarkable wines & memorable times! Sample handcrafted, award-winning wines & keep your souvenir glass! Open year-round w/ special winery events held throughout the year.
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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.
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Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Kerhonkson, NY
Located just 90 minutes south of Albany, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch resort and family vacation destination. Open year round, they offer activities for everyone, such as horseback riding, archery, snow tubing, and more.
Howe Caverns, Inc.
Howes Cave, NY
At Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, Schoharie County, NY, visitors can take a tour of the 6 million-year-old caverns or challenge themselves on the Howe High Adventure course.