The Capital Region and the Adirondacks have a lot of great miniature golf courses to explore. There is nothing like going out for ice cream and some mini-golf on a summer day or night. Check out the coolest and most fun miniature golf courses!
About six months ago, in an effort to bring family game nights back, it was announced that a "Board Game Tavern" would be opening in the Capital Region. It has finally opened and is ready for you and your family to come play.
If you are looking for a thrill ride this winter then you are going to want to head to Lake Placid and do some serious sledding. It's just two-and-a-half hours from the Capital Region to the Toboggan Chute, the longest in New York state!
Another option for entertainment for the whole family is coming to Albany. Urban Air Adventure Park is the largest indoor adventure park in the world. The plan is to open one in Albany at the end of February.
There is a fun way to get into the fall spirit for the whole family this weekend in Saratoga. It's the 8th Annual Giant Pumpkinfest. It highlights agriculture and the largest pumpkins you've ever seen!
Growing up in the Capital Region in the 1980s, it was fun to travel up the Northway and spend the day at The Great Escape Amusement Park (formerly Storytown). We couldn't wait to get there and travel through Ghost Town and become a deputy with Marshal Wild Windy Bill McKay. But one of the highlights of the day was the death-defying high dive act.
All aboard! Take a beautiful scenic trip on the Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway. This train line was originally built in 1864 by the Adirondack Company. The line was refurbished and begins at the Corinth Station and runs through the Southern Adirondacks region. The standard coach is a historic locomotive that was first built in 1943. Passengers can ride in first class, standard coach, or the open-air seating car that features picnic tables. This train runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Each scenic ride is ninety minutes. There are themed rides too including fall train tours.
Having grown up in the city of Mechanicville and now living there with my family, Family Day in Talmadge Park was always a big deal. Although the past two years the day-long event had to be canceled because of COVID-19, it's making a strong return this year.