Like outdoor adventures? Then feast your eyes on fall in Albany. This region is full of “just-right” adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s apple picking, corn mazing, or drinking in the color of the changing natural landscape, we’ve got something for you to love. Here’s some suggestions for some autumn adventures in Albany that we know you’re going to fall for:
- Cider doughnuts are required eating this fall. Cider Belly Doughnuts in Albany offers dozens of varieties of cider doughnuts year-round – but that doesn’t mean they don’t taste better in the fall!
25 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 www.ciderbelly.com
- Fall isn’t complete without a trip to pick apples. Skip town for the day and enjoy the fresh air and friendly-farm atmosphere Goold Orchards in Castleton has to offer. A family farm since 1910, Goold Orchards is a 100+ acre apple orchard that features a Farm Store, Bakery, Cider Mill, and is the home of Brookview Station Winery.
1297 Brookview Station, Castleton, NY 12033 www.goold.com
- Get your dose of local color. Hike John Boyd Thacher State Park trails for some beautiful fall foliage and panoramic views of the region. The park is a mecca for hikers, campers and photographers, who come to hike miles of paths and are rewarded with stunning views of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. In the fall, visitors are treated to a colorful tapestry of fall foliage, which spreads out as far as the eye can see.
1 Hales Cave Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186 http://nysparks.com/parks/128/details.aspx