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Explore Albany

Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley.

Discover downtown Albany's booming craft beverage industry, must-see attractions and vibrant culture. Revel in the region's rich history with world-class museums, historic homes and fascinating architecture. Explore beyond the city limits for scenic views and thrilling outdoor adventures in the Helderberg Hilltowns. Albany County is a destination that is beyond conventional. 

Discover Albany Washington Park skyline

Discover Albany

Popular Attractions

Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
Empire State Plaza Empire State Plaza
Altamont Fairgrounds Altamont Fairgrounds
Rensselaerville Falls Rensselaerville Falls
Cohoes Falls Cohoes Falls
Wolf Road Wolf Road
John Boyd Thacher State Park John Boyd Thacher State Park
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Central Avenue

City of Albany

Empire State Plaza Modern Art Collection

Empire State Plaza


Nipper in Warehouse District


Over the past four centuries, the city of Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York’s Capital City. Albany is known for fascinating architecture, an evolving culinary scene, world-class museums, a burgeoning craft beverage scene and much more. The city is comprised of multiple neighborhoods, each with its own unique vibe and atmosphere. From the Hudson Riverfront to the Empire State Plaza, there is always something exciting to discover in Albany.

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Discover My Albany County: Molly Belmont

Discover My Albany: Molly Belmont

Huyck Preserve in Fall

Berne, Knox, Westerlo & Rensselaerville

WildPlay Thacher

Outdoor Attractions for Adventure Seekers

Berne, Knox, Westerlo, Rensselaerville

The four western-most towns in Albany County are collectively known as the “Helderberg Hilltowns.” Perched atop the Helderberg Escarpment, Berne, Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville are beautiful countryside communities. Venture to the Helderberg Hilltowns to embark on an outdoor adventure, marvel at cascading waterfalls, or for a scenic drive winding through charming rural towns.

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Pine Hollow Arboretum

Bethlehem, Coeymans & New Scotland

Art on the Rail Trail

Art on the Rail Trail

John Boyd Thacher State Park

Thacher Park

Bethlehem, Coeymans & New Scotland

Bethlehem, Coeymans and New Scotland are three bordering towns in Albany County. From kayaking along the Hudson River, to exploring John Boyd Thacher State Park, to dining out at delicious restaurants, these three towns offer something for everyone.