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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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Ramblewild LLC
Lanesborough, MA
Set on 1,400 acres in scenic Berkshire County, Ramblewild is a premier mission-driven adventure forest created to inspire learning and conservation through a tree-to-tree aerial park, nature trails, low ropes course, campground, and maple sugarbrush.
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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The Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory
Oneonta, NY
Located about 80 miles west of Albany, the Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory is an indoor garden that exhibits various tropical birds and reptiles year-round, as well as butterflies during the warmer months in spring, summer, and fall.
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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.
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Lebanon Valley Speedway
West Lebanon, NY
Nicknamed the Valley of Speed, Lebanon Valley Speedway is a high-banked clay oval racetrack located just 22 miles southeast of Albany, NY. Each year, they feature some of the most thrilling dirt track racing the region has to offer!
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.
View of the winery as your 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. We are the only place to try Saratoga's best Wine, Beer & Spirits!
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Adirondack Winery
Lake George, NY
The premier winery of the Adirondacks! Visit us in the heart of Lake George for great wines & memorable times! Sample hand-crafted, award-winning wines & keep your souvenir glass. Open year-round with special winery events held throughout the year.