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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany Pine Bush Preserve

(518) 456-0655

195 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205   Directions

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Outdoor lovers go to Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Hikers naturally want to spend time at a nature preserve that treks along trails where visitors camp out to enjoy bird watching, hiking, jogging, horseback riding and even cross-country skiing! Enjoy conservation and recreation!

John Boyd Thatcher State Park
John Boyd Thatcher State Park

(518) 402-8924

1 Hailes Cave Rd
Albany, NY 12186   Directions

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Calling all hikers! Pack your backpack and get ready for outdoor adventure. Discover a multitude of trails with spectacular and panoramic views of the Adirondack Mountains and the Hudson Valley when you trek across the John Boyd Thatcher Park. It’s located minutes outside of Albany and is a picture perfect park for nature photographers too!

The Park Playhouse
The Park Playhouse

(518) 434-0776

19 Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12207   Directions

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Twinkle, twinkle little star! The Park Playhouse is an outdoor summer theater that has produced free plays for more than 23 years in Albany’s Washington Park. Bring out lawn chairs for a night of entertainment under the stars to see acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Washington Park
Washington Park

(518) 434-5699

Albany, NY 12210

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Tree-huggers unite outdoors at Albany’s Washington Park! Discover 84 acres of green space with more than 100 species of trees, including bonsai trees and looming oaks. The year-round park features an amphitheater, amazing man-made sculptures, water fountains and a pond, plus hike and bike trails and so much more.

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