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Parks and Recreation in Rensselaer County, New York

Family in The Park

If you’re moving to the area or just stopping by for a tour of our apartments, you’re probably wondering what the area has to offer. This Parks and Recreation guide can help you get a few ideas for getting outside and enjoying Rensselaer County, New York.

East Greenbush Town Park

10 Town Park Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061

The East Greenbush Town Park features 120 acres set back at the end of Town Park Road. There is a pond that opens to the Moordener Kill with breathtaking views and waterfall along the hiking trails.

Visitors of the park can enjoy two picnic pavilions, the Red Barn building, a playground, softball field, basketball court, volleyball court, open lawn spaces, barbecue grills, horseshoe, 1.5 mile hiking and cross-country ski trails, fishing, non-motorized boating, ice-skating, and a sledding hill. There is also a dog park!

Burden Lake Country Club Golf Course

162 Totem Lodge Road, Averill Park, NY 12018

As an 18-hole, par 71 golf course, Burden Lake offers its guests a scenic area to play. In addition to indoor golf simulators, they also have a restaurant and full bar where you can relax after playing a round of golf.

Conway Ice Rink

80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy 12180

Located at Hudson Valley Community College and open to the public, this rink is over 18,000 square feet! There is also an on-site skate shop with a professional staff to assist you.

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area

1463 Plank Road, Petersburgh, NY 12138

The Pineridge Cross Country Ski area is a popular destination during the winter months. If you’re looking for something fun to do by yourself or with a group, we recommend stopping by.

Mud Pond Preserve

591 Central Nassau Road, East Nassau, NY 12123

Located in Nassau, NY, this preserve is breathtaking. There are three loops that you can hike, including Mud Pond Loop, Overlook Trail, and Casey Farm Loop.

Schuyler Mansion Historical Site

32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202

Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur. He and his wife raised 8 children in the Georgian home. The wedding of daughter Elizabeth Schuyler to Alexander Hamilton took place in the house in 1780. Today, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the mansion as well as temporary exhibits and public programs throughout the year.

Albany Corning Preserve – Jennings Landing

1 Quay Street Albany, NY 12207

The Jennings Landing Amphitheater serves as the venue during the weekly Summer Alive at Five concert series. Further upstream is the Corning Preserve Public Boat Launch. The paved Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail features a playground for children and numerous benches and picnic tables. Walk along the river and enjoy the view of the Albany skyline!

Rensselaer County is the place to live in Eastern New York if you love the outdoors and an active lifestyle. During a tour of our apartments, let us know if you want to learn more about what the area has to offer. We’ll be more than happy to help!

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