Albany Sports and Recreation

Albany Sports and RecreationAlbany is the place for you to hit it out of the park when you want to enjoy indoor and outdoor sports and recreation. Our guide takes first place when it comes to helping you find the best parks, courses and sports action the capital city has to offer.

 

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Pro Sports

Albany Devils
The Albany Devils professional ice hockey team took over as the capital city favorite ice team when the Albany River Rats folded in 2010. Pile on some warm clothes and sit and chill while you watch the sports team host an exciting hockey game at their luxury 15,000 plus seat indoor area, the Times Union Center.

Address: 51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207 - MAP
Phone: (518) 487-2000
Web: www.thealbanydevils.com

University of Albany Great Danes
The Great Danes are the intercollegiate athletic program at the University of Albany. The program sports 19 teams made up of 8 men's and 11 women's division one level teams. Football and basketball dominate the lineup, and games are played at University Field and SEFCU Arena.

Phone: (518) 442-4683
Web: www.ualbanysports.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

John Boyd Thatcher State Park
Hike on over to the John Boyd Thatcher State Park. Trek across 12-miles of scenic recreation trails that cross over some of the world’s most fascinating fossil-bearing formations and along picture perfect mountain views. Located 15 miles from Albany, hike a park that offers trails that are challenging and educational.

Address: 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 - MAP
Phone: (518) 402-8924
Web: nysparks.com

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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!

Address: 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 - MAP
Phone: (518) 456-0655
Web: www.albanypinebush.org

Washington Park
Albany’s Washington Park is a historic city park popular for all kinds of recreational activities, including concerts, festivals and open spaces for jogging and sports like tennis, volleyball, ice skating and much more. The park is home to the Park Playhouse theatrical company, and is also home to a few intriguing historical monuments like the beautiful Washington Park Lake House.

Address: Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany, NY 12210 - MAP
Phone: (518) 434-2032
Web: www.albany.com

 

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Watersports

Adirondack Paddle 'N' Pole
Paddle with kayak pros at Adirondack Paddle ‘n’ Pole. This group of professional watersports enthusiasts invites you to spend a day on the Hudson River. Here, you can rent or buy a canoe or kayak, take lessons and book a unique water adventure with their help.

Address: 2123 Central Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304 - MAP
Phone: (518) 346-3180
Web: www.onewithwater.com

Adirondack Scuba
Dive into an adventure at Adirondack Scuba. The professional scuba center has been teaching scuba enthusiasts how to breathe underwater for over 10 years. This is where locals sign up for the best in scuba training, scuba equipment, and join others on local dives and to plan exciting exotic trips.

Address: 98 Rowland St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 - MAP
Phone: (518) 884-4056
Web: www.adirondackscuba.com

Six Flags Splashwater Kingdom
Get wet and wild at Six Flags Splashwater Kingdom. This famous 140-acre adventure playground beckons you to pack sunscreen for hours of recreation and fun in the sun on some of the fastest water slides around, including the Mega Wedgie and Tornado that drop you seven stories into 5,000 gallons of fun!

Address: 1172 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804 - MAP
Phone: (518) 792-3500
Web: www.sixflags.com/greatescape

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Albany's Indoor Rockgym
Climb your way into fitness and fun at Albany’s Indoor RockGym. Discover an indoor recreation world with an assortment of overhangs, floor to ceiling cracks and wall surfaces that mimic rock climbing in the great outdoors. Brace yourself for challenges and encouragement when you go solo or join a class here.

Address: 4 Vatrano Rd # C, Albany, NY 12205-3463 - MAP
Phone: (518) 459-7625
Web: www.airrockgym.com

Albany Hang Gliding
Take a flying leap at Albany Hang Gliding. Face your fears when you hang with a group of pros on an aerial extreme sports adventure you won’t forget. Check out tandem flights ready-made for the least commitment and the fastest way to experience flying high after learning basic controls and landing techniques!

Phone: (800) 260-8763

Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Enjoy a thrill a minute at Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom. This number one theme park is your ticket across a 140-acre playground riddled with awesome thrill rides on some of the tallest and fastest roller coasters like the Comet. You can also get wet and wild on rides like the Cliffhanger speed slide.

Address: 1172 State Route 9 Queensbury, NY 12804 - MAP
Phone: (518) 792-3500
Web: www.sixflags.com

 

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Leisure

Saratoga & North Creek Railway
All aboard! Invite your friends for a train ride through the Adirondack Mountains and along the Hudson River to enjoy breathtaking views, great food and good conversation. The Saratoga and North Creek Railway offer packages that include trips to area shops, art galleries and restaurants at its premier destination Gore Mountain.

Address: Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 - MAP
Phone: (877) 726-7245
Web: www.sncrr.com

Hudson River Fishing Charters
Catch some down time when you go fishing with Hudson River Fishing Charters. You’ll make friends with Captain Steve Coby for a full day of recreational fishing on the Hudson River. Coby holds a coast guard certified 100 Gross Ton masters license and has been fishing these waters for 25 years.

Phone: (518) 273-0742
Web: www.upstatecharters.com

Playdium Bowling Center
Spin some R&R with your friends at Playdium Bowling Center. This alley spins out of control with Rock n Roll bowling night that shines bright with a state of the art light show, pulsating music and tasty ice cold beer specials. Lace your shoes up and let the good times roll!

Address: 363 Ontario Street, Albany, NY 12208-2934 - MAP
Phone: (518) 438-0300
Web: playdiumbowlingcenter.com