Explore the breathtaking wilderness of Upstate New York on a pair of snowshoes. Go for a wintry hike in Albany at one of the nearby wildlife centers, New York State parks, ski centers – there are trails for every age and ability – from steep to smooth. You can even go in your own backyard!

Take the time to discover the crisp winter air, bond with family and friends, and get a great workout in. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and beat the winter blues away.

Snowshoeing Spots in the Albany / Capital Region

Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Discover close to 20 miles of officially marked trails for snowshoeing in the winter months. Located near Albany, this preserve offers easy to moderate trails, perfect for a relaxing trek with the family.

Christman Preserve

This nature preserve offers a 2.2-mile trail with slight up and downs for an excellent time snowshoeing, and is located in nearby Delanson.

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center

Dyken Pond in Cropseyville offers trails for snowshoeing at no cost. The trails are not groomed and breaking trail at times may be necessary. Snowshoes are available to rent with advanced notice.

Five Rivers Environmental Center

The 2.1-mile loop trail located in Delmar is great for a number of recreational activities, including snowshoeing.

New York State Parks Offering Snowshoeing

Check out these state parks near Albany that offer snowshoeing trails:



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