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Downtown Albany Bike & Walking Tours
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
25 Quackenbush Sq, Albany
434-0405 albany.org
Two bike tours encompass downtown from the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (AHAVC) to the NYS Capitol and from Washington Park to the Empire State Plaza. Guided and self- guided walking tour options also available for downtown Albany. Brochures available at the AHAVC.
Download a free .mp3 of our Downtown Walking Tours to your smart phone or tablet from albany.org/visitors-center/ walking-tour.
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
141 Broadway, Albany
463-0220 dutchapplecruises.com
Cruise the Hudson River! Sails rain or shine with fully enclosed, heated/AC decks with comfortable seating, full cash bar, and light refreshments.
Empire “Skate” Plaza Ice Rink
Albany, NY 12242
474-4759 empirestateplaza.org
Open daily, December-March, 11 am-8 pm weather dependent. Closed daily for maintenance 3 pm-4 pm. Skating is free, affordable skate rentals available. A photo ID is required to rent.
Erie Canal Cruises
800 Mohawk St, Herkimer 315-717-0350 eriecanalcruises.com Tour the Mohawk River, travel through a hundred year old lock, relax, and enjoy! A variety of cruise options available.
Goold Orchards
1297 Brookview Station Rd, Castleton 732-7317 goold.com
A Family Farm since 1910, Goold Orchards is a 100+ acre apple orchard where you can “pick your own” seasonal fruits.
Historic Horse Drawn Trolley Tours of Albany
Irish American Heritage Museum
370 Broadway, Albany
427-1916 clayhavencarriage.com
A scenic tour of historical points of interest throughout downtown Albany with commentary provided by a local historian.
Howe Caverns, Inc.
Home of the Howe High Adventure
255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave
296-8900, 888-696-2283 howecaverns.com Largest cave open to the public in the NE; 90 min. guided tours, underground boat ride, zip lines, ropes course, gemstone mining, and more; estate open year round.
John Boyd Thacher State Park
1 Hailes Cave Rd, Voorheesville
872-1237 friendsofthacherpark.org
Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, volleyball courts, playgrounds, ball fields and numerous picnic areas. Visit the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center for exhibits, interactive displays, and educational programs.
Lake George Steamboat Company
57 Beach Rd, Lake George 668-5777, 800-553-2628 lakegeorgesteamboat.com
A variety of cruises on three large cruise ships: the Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic paddlewheeler; the Mohican; and the Lake’s largest cruise ship, the Lac du Saint Sacrement; from one-hour cruises to the only complete tour of historic and scenic Lake George.
M & R Helicopters
653 County Rte 9, Ghent
965-4351 rudyshelicopters.com
Fun and exciting scenic tours of Albany and its immediate environs.
Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail
mhbht.org
Hike-bike trail beginning at the Albany Corning Preserve that runs along the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers to Schenectady.
Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway
371-7548 mohawktowpath.org
The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway seeks
to increase awareness, enjoyment and linkage of the wide variety of scenic, recreational and historic resources along the Mohawk River and Erie Barge Canal corridor. Hike or bike this scenic trail!
Saratoga & North Creek Railway
26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs 877-726-7245, 810-8427 sncrr.com Scenic passenger train tours let you witness the true majesty of northern NY and the Adirondacks; please check site for the most up-to-date schedule and information.
Saratoga Race Course (Horse Racing)
267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs nyra.com/index_saratoga.html
Season: June—September
Home to the oldest major thoroughbred horse racecourse in the U.S. and the Travers Stakes.
Upstate Kayak Rentals
209-1063 upstatekayakrentals.com
Upstate Kayak Rentals is a traveling kayak rental business that services the Capital District. We want you to explore the various beautiful waterways the Capital District has to offer.
TOUR COMPANIES
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
141 Broadway, Albany
463-0220 dutchapplecruises.com
Offering step-on guides, historic city of Albany tours, and specialty tours for bus groups, schools, and seniors.
Ghost Tours of Albany
Corner of State and Lodge Streets, Albany 732-261-6273 ghostsofalbany.com
Visit one of America’s most haunted locations, Albany, New York. All tours leave from the
the Hilton Albany, corner of State and Lodge Streets.
Hudson River Valley Tours
PO Box 474, Rosendale 800-382-3818, 845-658-3101 hrvtours.com
Day trips and overnights to the beautiful Hudson Valley, with itineraries to fit any interests!
New York By Rail
2656 South Rd, Poughkeepsie
845-462-1209 newyorkbyrail.com
New York By Rail travel packages are unique, all-inclusive Amtrak packages out of New York City designed to explore Upstate New York like an insider.
Sports Travel and Tours
60 Main Street, Hatfield MA
413-247-7678 sportstravelandtours.com Make your plans now for hassle-free travel
to Cooperstown for the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and other sporting events throughout the year.
Upstate Transit of Saratoga, LLC
207 Geyser Rd, Saratoga Springs 584-5252 upstatetours.com
Day trips to New York City, Boston, and everywhere in between with emphasis on special events and must-see attractions.
Wade Tours
797 Burdeck St, Albany
355-4500 wadetours.com
Deluxe escorted motor coach tours and group charters; daytrips & overnights to the area’s biggest attractionss. Serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga.
PARTNER PROGRAMS
Adirondack Mountain Club
P.O. Box 2116, Albany adk-albany.org
Dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the NY Forest Preserve, parks, and other wild lands and waters.
Audubon Society of the Capital Region
Albany 253-9856 capitalregionaudubon.org
The local chapter of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to the protection, conservation, and enjoyment of birds, wildlife, and the environment in the Capital Region.
Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club
PO Box 12304, Albany 281-6575 hmrrc.com
Visit website for event listings.
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
425 Kenwood Ave, Delmar 436-6346 mohawkhudson.org
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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SEE & DO
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