Capital Region Parks

Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in Albany and the Capital Region! From biking trails and public pools to a vast assortment of parks, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy your day. Hike, bike, swim, camp, and more!

The Saratoga-Capital Region is surrounded by a number of New York State Parks that are filled with endless outdoor recreational activities. Go camping, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, and picnicking in the warmer months.

Love outdoor winter activities? Almost all of the state parks near Albany offer trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter fun.

  • Cherry Plain
  • John Boyd Thacher State Park
  • Peebles Island
  • Falls View Park
  • Max V. Shaul State Park
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Grafton Lakes
  • Mine Kill State Park
  • Schodack Islands
  • Hudson River Islands
  • Moreau Lake State Park
  • Thompson’s Lake
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