It's going to be a cold winter, but that doesn't mean that the outdoor fun has to stop. There are so many awesome activities to do in Albany County for the winter. Listed below are a few destinations that you can visit this winter to stay active. 

Ice Skating

Ice Skating at Empire State Plaza

Ice skating at the Empire State Plaza is the perfect activity to get the entire family out of the house. Empire "Skate" Plaza is open daily from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, weather permitting (make sure to check Empire State Plaza Events social media for updates before you head out the door!). Whether you want to go with your family or just hang out with a few friends, this is something that everyone will enjoy. 

John Boyd Thacher Park in winter


John Boyd Thacher State Park

Located in Voorheesville, John Boyd Thacher Park has several miles of trails available for activities this winter like snowshoeing, hiking and skiing. Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 9AM to 5PM. Thacher Park has so many different activities to offer, from snowmobiling to hunting we're positive that you'll find the right activity for you. 

Winter time at the Albany Pine Bush


Albany Pine Bush

There are a bunch of recreational activities available at the Albany Pine Bush like bird watching, hiking, jogging, mountain biking, cross country skiing and so much more. All of the preserve trails are open 24/7 year round so there's more than enough time to get out there and get active!