Part of our Regional Camping in New York State Series
In this post, we will be focusing on camping in the Capital-Saratoga region of New York State.
Camping in the Capital-Saratoga region is easy and exciting when you’re surrounded by places like Fort Ann, Amsterdam, Great Sacandaga Lake, and the Hudson River. Just below the Adirondacks region, the Capital-Saratoga region is filled with outdoor activities including numerous lakes. Choose between one of the dozen campgrounds in the region, and have a serene camping trip you won’t forget.
Check out some day activities you can do when you want a break from camping:
Adirondack Animal Land
A family-owned and operated wildlife park is the perfect day trip for the whole family! To name a few, Adirondack Animal Land has deer, zebras, wolves, camels, alpacas, and so many more amazing animals that you can go and visit! With over 500 animals here, there an animal for everyone to enjoy.
Breweries and Wineries
Yet another region in New York State known for its wineries and breweries. Dine outdoors or indoors with Druther's Brewing Company, a brewery dedicated to producing the finest beer. For a fun day out, Druther's will provide you with a good atmosphere surrounded by people who love what they do. Brown's Brewing Company was founded in 1993, and since then has produced amazing handcrafted brews. They have two locations, one in Troy, NY, and the other in North Hoosick, NY. Located in downtown Albany, The Albany Distilling Company, Inc. makes craft spirits by the batch. They offer tours every Saturday! Make it a day trip or bring some samples back to your campsite.
The Slate Valley Museum is a museum that celebrates the history of the Slate Valley in the 1800s! Through many activities like the Dream and the Reality exhibition, to the Heavy Lifting exhibition, Slate Valley takes you on a journey back in time! The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is the place to go to see top artists in jazz, classical, pop, acoustic music, and more. Get tickets ahead of time and check out what shows they have to offer.
Take a trip down to one of the Capital-Saratoga regions many farmers markets and get everything from fresh produce to hand made jewelry. They have meats, cheeses, and locally grown produce along with many other things for sale. Bring something back for lunch or dinner while you're camping.
It’s easy to get lost in everything and spend hours admiring the markets! Or go to the source of all the delicious food and take a trip to a local farm. Between apple and berry picking, fresh cut flowers, and holiday trees, you’ll be sure to find something you like!