Welcome to Albany County!

County Executive HeadshotIt’s a great place to live, work, visit and raise a family. There are so many unique locations to discover from the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza to museums in Albany. We have breathtaking sites like Cohoes Falls or views from Thacher Park and the Helderberg Escarpment. The Albany County Rail Trail and Lawson Lake offer picturesque locales for recreation. And when it comes to sporting events and concerts, our MVPA Arena has undergone a major transformation and is the premier spot for entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, or longer, to enjoy historical and cultural sites or natural landscapes or planning a business conference, Albany County has so much to offer.

Daniel P. McCoy
Albany County Executive

 


About the Area

Albany County is a vibrant community full of small businesses, locally-owned restaurants and plenty of exciting things to do. Searching for more information about parking in Downtown Albany? A detailed history of Albany? Information on local colleges & universities? Business & Community resources? You have come to the right place to Discover Albany! 

Transportation & Maps

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Business & Community Services

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LGBTQ Resources

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Colleges & Universities

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City of Albany Neighborhoods

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Cities and Towns

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