Outdoor Adventures in Albany

Embark on an outdoor adventure in Albany County by land or by water. Hit the Hudson River aboard Dutch Apple Cruises, zip through the wilderness at WildPlay Elements Park, hike the trails at the Albany Pine Bush, kayak at Thompson Lake State Park, or go deep underground at Howe Caverns. Albany offers four seasons of outdoor fun. 


Bike, hike and walk through Albany County's parks.  More 

Albany Pine Bush

Learn about the unique Albany Pine Bush Preserve.  More 

Rivers and Lakes

Find outdoor adventures on rivers and lakes in Albany. More 


Cyclists, look no further! Albany is a great place to bike.  More 


Find places to hike in Albany County. More 

Explore the Outdoors in Albany County

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