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. 

Located on the west bank of the Hudson River, the town of Bethlehem covers 52 square miles. From scenic landscapes, to must-try restaurants, to Albany County’s only arboretum, Bethlehem offers an array of things to do.

The Town of Coeymans was incorporated in 1673. Nestled along the bank of the Hudson River, the town features family-friendly parks and waterfront dining.

New Scotland, spanning 58 square miles, is in the center of Albany County. Home to the iconic John Boyd Thacher State Park, the town offers scenic adventures, beautiful lakes, and plenty of small-town charm.

Top Spots to Visit

The Pine Hollow Arboretum

The Pine Hollow Arboretum is a 25-acre, member-supported, not-for-profit arboretum and nature preserve situated five miles from... More 

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

The 3,300+ - acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve (APBP), located in New York’s Capital District, protects one of the best remaining... More 

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is the Capital Region’s local land trust: a private, not-for-profit organization working to... More 

John Boyd Thacher State Park

Thacher State Park, is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even... More 

WildPlay Elements Parks

Way, way up above your head, there’s an obstacle course where we throw everything at you: log ladders, ziplines, cargo nets, rope... More 

Old Songs Community Art Center

The Old Songs Community Arts Center is a warm, bright and versatile facility to rent. We feature a multi-purpose room with... More 

Kleinke’s Farm

Kleinke's Farm offers the freshest fruits and vegetables. Open June through December 23rd. Come in and try some of our Sweet Corn,... More 

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a local, community-based Chamber focused on serving residents and businesses in the Bethlehem... More 

Coeymans Landing Park

Coeymans Landing Park is located along the Hudson River in the hamlet of Coeymans. This park offers a playground, picnic tables,... More 

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