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> Mohawk Maiden Cruises

130 US-4, Schuylerville, NY 12871

This women-owned boat touring company offers cruises aboard the Caldwell Belle, an authentic, chain-driven sternwheel paddleboat as well as the M/V Mohawk Maiden, a pontoon boat.

> A Time to Remember Carriage and Sleigh Rides

866 Vaughn Road, Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Enjoy a nostagic experience, listening to the sleigh bells ring as you cozy up under warm blankets with friends and loved ones on a scenic sleigh/wagon ride.

> Take a Lighter-than-aircraft Ride over Albany

Albany, NY 12158

Above All Balloon Rides floats over rolling hills and waterfalls and down into valleys while you enjoy the wildlife and landscape of the beautiful Albany area.

> Adirondack Balloon Festival

443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804

Sept 19-22, 2024: Glens Falls kicks off another Upstate NY colorful fall with the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival and the breathtaking launch of hundreds of multi-colored hot-air balloons.

> Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co.

549 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co. features a wide variety of ticketed cruises from sunset and foliage cruises to elegant dinner cruises on Saratoga Lake and Fish Creek.

> The Adirondack Outlet Mall has more than 50 outlet stores

1444 U.S. 9, Lake George, NY 12845

If you're focused on finding a bargain, the Adirondack Outlet Mall offers more than 50 great outlet stores including more than a dozen famous name stores.
Sept. 21-22 2024: Located in beautiful Washington County, NY, a top producer of animal fiber, this two-day fest features more than 100 local artisans and craftsmen showcasing products made from textile, fabric and yarn.

> Adventure Bound Camping Resorts - Deer Run

200 Deer Run Drive, Schaghticoke, NY 12154

This family-oriented camping resort is nestled in the hills of Rensselaer County on a bluff overlooking the beautiful Hoosick River.

> Adventure Family Fun Center is Made for Kids

1079 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

The Fun Center features outdoor & indoor go-cart tracks, a paintball target practice range, laser tag, and more...

> Albany - NY's Capital City

25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207

The last four centuries have seen Albany evolve from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capitol City in the heart of a burgeoning Tech Valley.

> Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210

The Institute’s museum and library holdings documents the life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region from the late 17th century to present day.

> Discover Albany's vast Pine Bush Preserve

195 New Karner Road #1, Albany, NY 12205

Locally known as the Pine Bush, this 3,350-acre preserve is one of the largest of the 20 inland pine barrens in the world.

> Albany-Saratoga Speedway

2671 State Hwy 9, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Albany-Saratoga Speedway is an 0.36-mile dirt oval that is host to such divisions as Modifieds, Pro Stocks, 4 cylinders and STR's.

> Alps Family Campground Inc.

1928 NY-43, Averill Park, NY 12018

The campground offers a variety of RV and tent sites, including wooded or sun-filled as well as pull-thru and back-in sites for RVs.
August 13-18, 2024: The Capital Region's hometown fair offers six days of exciting fun throughout the fairground along with live music and yummy fair food...

> Altamont Orchards has fall Apples, Wine, More ..

6654 Dunnsville Road, Altamont, NY 12009

Altamont Orchards has two locations for apple picking in the fall and also offers pumpkin picking and hayrides in October.

> American Italian Museum & Cultural Center

1227 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205

Set in a former church, this is the largest Italian American museum on the East Coast!

> Aqua Vista Valley Campgrounds

72 Armsby Road, Petersburg, NY 12138

This privately-owned campground offers more than 150 tent and RV sites in a rural setting, each set on a grassy lot with a fire ring and picnic table.

> Autumn Moon Campground

7165 Kilmer Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850

This family-owned campground features 30 RV and tent sites with 100 wooded acres to explore.

> Enjoy Shopping and Entertainment at the Aviation Mall near Glens Falls

578 Aviation Road, Queensbury, NY 12804

Just 2.7 miles from Glens Falls, Aviation Mall is Glens Falls Region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
Broken Wheel Campground offers 70 spacious sites to accommodate all types of campers from tents to fifth wheels with tip-outs.

> Brown's Brewing Company's Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery

50 Factory Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 1-518-205-5049

The North Hoosick brewing facility is housed in a converted 19th-century mill set upon the banks of the historic Walloomsac River.

> Burden Iron Works Museum

1 E. Industrial Pkwy, Troy, NY 12180

Constructed between 1881 and 1882 in the Romanesque Revival style, the iron works site once housed the Burden Water Wheel, the most powerful vertical water wheel in history.

> Capital Hills at Albany

65 O'Neil Road, Albany, NY 12208

Formerly the Albany Municipal Golf Course, this 18-hole public golf course offers the largest driving range in the Capital District.

> Capital Strawberry and Wine Festival

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy NY 12180

The Capital Strawberry and Wine Festival returns for its third year in the Capital Region on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.

> Captain J.P. Cruise Line

278 River St., Troy, NY 12180

Available for charter out of Troy as well as New York City and Poughkeepsie, The Captain JP III is one of the largest and most lavish cruise vessels in the Capital Region of upstate New York.
Caroga Lake Campground features more than 100 large and level sites that can accommodate the smallest tent to 40' RVs, some designated as accessible for the mobility impaired.

> Chapman Historical Museum

348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

Located in downtown Glens Falls, the museum features the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family, exhibits about the history of the Glens Falls area, a research archive and gift shop.

> Cherry Plain State Park

10 State Park Road, Petersburg, NY 12138

The 175-acre Cherry Plain State Park features a sandy beach on Black River Pond, with bathhouse and comfort station nearby as well as picnic grounds and a boat launch.

> Children's Museum of Saratoga

69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Children's Museum at Saratoga is an interactive museum designed to help children learn by doing/touching and testing in their own way and at their own pace.

> Cohoes Falls at Falls View Park

231-341 N Mohawk St., Cohoes, NY 12047

The four-acre Falls View Park offers a view of the scenic Cohoes Falls that spans the Mohawk River between Cohoes and Waterford, NY.
Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks, this family-oriented campground is set on 140 acres just minutes from Lake George and Saratoga Springs.
Open year round, Cole’s Woods opened the first lighted cross-country ski trails in North America in December of 1971 and offers many recreational activities.
Learn how "these dark and silent caves" inspired author James Fenimore Cooper to write one of his most famous and beloved novels, “The Last of the Mohicans.”
A picturesque wooded park, Crandall Park features a fishing pond, soccer and softball fields, basketball courts and play structures and more...
Featuring 180 retail shops, and visited by more than 20 million guests each year, Crossgates offers something for everyone – all under one roof.

> Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202

Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours offers both scenic cruises on the historic Hudson River as well as charter and land tours.

> Eagle Crest Golf Club

1004 NY-146A, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Open to the public, Eagle Crest is an 18-hole, 72 par champion golf course.

> Empire State Plaza - Ice Skating and More

279 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12210

Besides featuring an ice rink, The Empire State Plaza is a spectacular capital center, the seat of NYS government and a cultural hub.

> Fall Foliage Cruises with Adirondack Cruise & Charter Co.

549 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Enjoy a Fall Foliage Cruise aboard Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co.’s General Schuyler, a 50-foot, 1900’s replica fantail launch.
February 16-18, 2024: One of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America, The Flurry Festival is an exciting weekend-long folk festival of traditional dancing and music for all ages.

> Frear Park Municipal Golf Course

2701 Lavin Ct, Troy, NY 12180

This public golf course is an 18-hole regulation course with more than 25 established leagues and offers tournaments and golf outings throughout the season.
June 29-30, 2024: The annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival takes place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on the last weekend of June each year.

> Frosty Acres Campgrounds

1560 Skyline Dr., Schenectady, NY 12306

Set in the scenic hills of Duanesburg, this family-oriented campground offers spectacular views along with its seasonal and nightly camping.
Just minutes from Albany, this Fun Park provides kids the opportunity to climb rock walls, play mini-golf, ride go-karts and bounce on trampolines.
Set on 50 acres with a diverse terrain of meadows, wildflowers, protected wetlands, spring-fed creeks, and hiking trails through a mature forest, Glampful offers modern comforts in the great outdoors.

> See a Show from your Car at the Glen Drive-in

983 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

Since 1958, this classic drive-in has been showing double features under the stars which today has been upgraded with two screens with two digital cinema projectors and digital sound.
The annual Glens Falls Brewfest will be held Saturday April 20, 2024 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.

> Join the Fun at Gore Mountain's Harvest Fest

793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY 12853

Oct. 12,13 2024: Along with gorgeous fall foliage and spectacular photo ops, this two-day festival features live music all weekend, scenic gondola skyrides, premier Adirondack artisans and more...
Nearly 2,500 acres, Grafton Lakes State Park is situated between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys and features six ponds for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

> Come Celebrate the historic Schaghticoke Fair

69 Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154

Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2024: Celebrating its 200th year in 2019, the Schaghticoke Fair is the third oldest Fair in New York State.

> Hathaway's Twin Drive-In Theater

4762 NY-67, North Hoosick, NY 12133

For more than 70 years, Hathaway’s has been showing double features and classic films and today offers two screens for more movie options.

> Hiking at Glens Falls Canal Trail

Glens Falls, NY 12801

The last remaining original canal in New York State, the nine-mile trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and will bring you by a portion of the few remaining sections of the original 1820s canal system.
Weekends & select days in mid-Sept. through Oct.: This family-friendly, walk-through boasts more than 7,000 illuminated and intricately carved Jack-O’-Lanterns designed to create stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays.

> Hollywood Drive-In Theatre

9270 NY-66, Averill Park, NY 12018

Built in 1952, this 400-car theater shows double features highlighted by a digital projection system with Dolby digital sound.

> Huck Finn's Playland

25 Erie Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

With a variety of Kiddie, Family and Thrill rides, Huck Finn’s Playland offers rides for children of all ages.

> Irish American Heritage Museum

370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Located in downtown Albany, this year-round museum features unique exhibits telling the story of the Irish people and their culture and contributions in America.

> It's Winter in Cherry Plain State Park

10 State Park Road, Petersburg, NY 12138

The 175-acre Cherry Plain State Park features a sandy beach on Black River Pond, which in the winter turns into a haven for ice fishermen.
Sept 13-15, 2024: Put on by the Lake George Arts Project, the free, three-day festival is held in September each year, with musical performances from renowned jazz artists taking place in Lake George’s famed Shepard Park
This seasonal, weekend-only drive-in shows double feature films under the stars.

> Jewels of the Sea 3D Museum

30 Third St., Troy, NY 12180

This unique 3D natural history museum offers the opportunity to get a good look at thousands of seashells and mollusks that have been living in the waterways...

> John Boyd Thacher State Park

830 Thacher Park Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186

Thacher State Park is one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world and provides an amazing panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

> Knickerbocker Historical Society

132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154

The 18th-century Knickerbocker Mansion, constructed in 1780 by Johannes Knickerbacker III, is on rural property that was occupied by the Knickerbocker family for nearly 250 years.

> Malta Drive-In Theatre

2785 U.S. 9, Malta, NY 12020

In continuous operation since 1949, this seasonal drive-in offers two screens showing double features of current films.

> McConchie Heritage Acres Camp

2501 Northline Road, Galway, NY 12074

This family-oriented campground offers about 200 spacious tent and RV sites, many that have water and electric hookups.
Mohawk Harbor development is a walkable waterfront destination within the renowned city of Schenectady, known for its rich history and culture..
The 4,531-acre state park Moreau Lake State Park is open year-round and features a beautiful lake with peaceful wooded campgrounds.

> Mountain Ridge Adventure

300 Weatherwax Road, Schenectady, NY 12302

This Capital Region zip line park features the thrill of zip lining across a 500' long gorge in this treetop challenge course and zip line park.

> National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Union Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Founded in 1950, this Saratoga museum honors the achievements of American Thoroughbred race horses, jockeys and trainers.
Seated majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s.

> Oakwood Cemetery

50 101st St., Troy, NY 12180

Established in 1848, Oakwood Cemetery and the Earl Chapel are world-class architectural treasures and a National Historic Landmark.

> Old Stone Fort Museum

145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157

This historic museum is housed in a 1772 Dutch Reformed Church that was fortified in 1777 and attacked in 1780 by British forces during the Revolutionary War.

> Orchard Creek Golf Club

6700 Dunnsville Road, Altamont, NY 12009

The regulation length public golf course at Orchard Creek features 18-holes on blue grass set against the picturesque backdrop of the Helderberg Mountains.

> Ozoner 29 Drive-In

837 NY-29, Broadalbin, NY 12025

This drive-in theater shows double features on two screens and FM transmitted sound.

> Peebles Island State Park

1 Delaware Ave., Waterford, NY 12188

Located at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, Peebles Island State Park offers spectacular river and rapids views from the year-round walking and jogging trails.

> Pirate Cove Adventure Golf

1089 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

Enjoy the facility’s 18-hole, landscaped courses set among waterfalls and caves and watch out for troublesome pirates hanging on the rigging overhead while you play on the full-scale pirate ship!

> Revolution Rail Company: Hadley Station

4113 Rockwell Street Hadley, NY 12835

Revolution Rail Co.’s Hadley Station, offers a 6-mile railbike tour that passes through the woods and over a 90-foot-high, 500-foot-long bridge.

> Royal Mountain - Skiing

3072 NY-10, Johnstown, NY 12095

With more than 100 acres of property in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Royal Mountain Ski Resort features skiing, motorcycle hillclimbing, ATV and motocross racing.

> Rustic Barn Campground

4748 NY-9N, Corinth, NY 12822

Just minutes from Saratoga Springs and Lake George, this campground and offers wooded tent sites and spacious RV sites.
Step into the healing depths of an ancient Himalayan Salt Cave and enjoy the holistic benefits of breathing easier that Eastern Europeans have received for more 100 years.

> See the Saratoga Automobile Museum

110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Located within the Saratoga Spa State Park, the museum is housed in the restored Saratoga Bottling Plant, a beautiful neo-classic structure built in 1934.
Just minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs, this par 72 public golf course, set in the heart of a lush forest, taking golfers past sparkling ponds, beautiful wetlands and scenic views of Saratoga Lake.

> Saratoga National Historic Park

648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170

The site of the historic 1777 Battles of Saratoga, this multi-site park commemorates the famed Revolutionary War victory with a battlefield tour and monument.
Just minutes from Lake George and Saratoga Spring, this family-owned RV Park offers both sunny and shady sites and RV rentals are also available.
Saratoga Spa State Park is a National Historic Landmark with mineral springs offering soothing mineral baths in its bath and spa houses.

> Saratoga Spa State Park in Winter

19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

In winter, this state park offers cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey.

> Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

2024 dates TBA: Saratoga Springs is ready to celebrate “Christmas as it used to be” with many donning Victorian costumes for the festivities and more than 40 sites offering free entertainment.

> Schenectady - a City of History and Innovation

242 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305

Explore the Culture of Schenectady, one of the Oldest Cities in America on the picturesque banks of the Mohawk River!

> Schenectady Municipal Golf Course

400 Oregon Ave., Schenectady, NY 12304

Designed by A. F. Knight (the inventor of the “Schenectady Putter”) and Jim Thompson, this 6,600-yard, 18-hole facility features fast, smoothly rising greens and tight.

> Schenectady’s Museum of Innovation and Science

15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308

MiSci is a dynamic destination that explores the region's rich technological heritage, with some of the region's finest interactive and traveling exhibits.
Recreational activities abound at Schodack Island State Park with picnicking, fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and access to ice skating and snowshoe trail in the winter.
Once home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general and US Senator, this Georgian structure was built on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.

> Shaker Heritage Society

25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211

This site of the first Shaker community features a museum in 1848 meeting, nine historic buildings, an herb garden and walking trails.
This 18-hole, par 71 public golf course is built entirely on sand, giving it the advantage of drying faster than any other course in the area.

> Take a Winter Sleigh Ride only minutes from Saratoga Springs

695 Locust Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833

The 153-acre Loon Meadow Farm is located just 7 miles from downtown Saratoga and offers sleigh rides along a trail that features an historic, abandoned 18th-century pathway.

> Stillwater Blockhouse Museum

692 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY 12170

Set in a small park on the scenic shores of the Hudson River, The Stillwater Blockhouse boasts photos, documents and memorabilia telling the story of Stillwater's rich historic past.

> Stockade Historic District

100 N Ferry St, Schenectady, NY 12305

This historic district is home to what the National Parks Service called district has the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country

> Sunkiss Ballooning

Media Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804

Sunkiss Ballooning will soar you peacefully you over the breathtaking landscape of the Adirondacks, featuring, scenic farmlands, shimmering Lake George and even the rolling hills of Vermont.

> Sunset Bay Vacation Resort RV Park & Marina

353 Paradise Point Road, Mayfield, NY 12117

With more than 2,000 feet of shoreline, Sunset Bay offers exquisite lake views in a panoramic Adirondack Mountain setting along with a private beach and swimming area.

> Tap into Maple Weekend in Upstate NY

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See Designated Weekends for Times: Did you know that New York state is known for its maple syrup and home to more than 2,000 maple sugar makers?

> Kids - Find Your Inner Ninja at the Fun Spot

1035 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

The Fun Spot features a go-kart track, miniature golf, rollerblading, skating, a 1,5000-square-foot playground with slides and zip line, laser tag and more!

> The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home

161 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

This historic house and museum complex boasts a distinguished collection of art, featuring Old Masters, 19th-Century European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art.

> Find a Prehistoric Mastodon at The NY State Museum

222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230

Albany's New York State Museum is a Fun Place to Visit and a Major Center for art, science, human and natural history.

> Thompson's Lake Campground – Thacher Park

68 Thompsons Lake Road, East Berne, NY 12059

Featuring a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings and open fields, this campground offers wooded campsites for both RVs and tents.

> Town of Colonie Golf Course

418 Consaul Road, Schenectady, NY 12304

The Town of Colonie Golf Course provides plenty of opportunities to get on the greens with four 9-hole courses.

> Troy Downtown Marina

433 River St. # 2, Troy, NY 12180

Located in the heart of the historic New York waterway system, Troy Downtown Marina is the gateway to the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and the network of canals that connects New York City with the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi.
2024 date TBA: For more than 30 years, the Troy Victorian Stroll transforms the streets of historic downtown Troy into a bygone Victorian era.

> Check out the Via Aquarium in Schenectady

93 W Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

Take a self-guided tour through this family aquarium that features local and international species in 25,000 feet of water tanks.

> Washington County Grasslands

390 Black House Road, Fort Edward, NY 12828

Washington County Grasslands Wildlife encompasses nearly 300 acres of prime grassland habitat, providing a great opportunity for wildlife watching, hunting, trapping and hiking.

> Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center

2 Museum Lane, Waterford, NY 12188

Housed in the 1830 Hugh White Homestead, the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center features a permanent exhibition about the history of Waterford.

> Go Ziplining at the Wildplay Thacher Adventure Park

830 Thacher Park Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186

John Boyd Thacher State Park’s adventure course, WildPlay Thacher, provides adventurers with 15 zip lines, 60 aerial games, and a 40-foot jump.

> Willard Mountain Ski Resort

77 The Intervale Road, Greenwich, NY 12834

This family-friendly ski resort offers gentle, wide-open slopes with six lifts and 14 trails on 50 acres.

> Windrifter Ballooning

4 Hemlock Lane, Schenectady, NY 12302

Spend an hour like no other floating and enjoying the view of the scenic array of lakes and farmlands over the picturesque countryside around Saratoga Lake and Ballston Lake.

> Winter Beauty and Fun at John Boyd Thacher State Park

830 Thacher Park Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186

The more than 25 additional miles of park trails provide summer hiking and mountain biking as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling

> Winter loves Grafton Lakes State Park

100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Cropseyville, NY 12052

Nearly 2,500 acres, Grafton Lakes State Park is situated between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys and features six ponds, great for ice fishing when conditions permit.

> World Awareness Children's Museum

89 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801

The museum introduces children to topics related to geography, foods, daily activities and traditions in other countries through interactive exhibitions, multicultural programs, and exciting events.

> Zombie Zips at Mountain Ridge Adventure

300 Weatherwax Road, Schenectady, NY 12302

Fridays and Saturdays in October, 7-10pm: Your nightmare will begin with a corpse-guided tour along a serial killer-infested forest before being hauled 70+ feet into the trees into complete, utter horror.
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