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Things To Do: Clifton Park Attractions & Activities

Discover all the fun things to do in Clifton Park and nearby! From endless shopping opportunities, outdoor fun, major attractions nearby, hot musical venues, museums and more... there is something for everyone! Use this Clifton Park directory of fun things to do and never be bored. For more fun in Southern Saratoga County, read our article about Hidden Gems in Clifton Park and beyond!

a large farm of christmas trees with snow on them
Ellms' Christmas Trees
Ballston Spa, NY
Make Ellms' Christmas Trees a part of your family's holiday season traditions! This local Christmas tree farm lets you choose and cut your tree, take a trolley ride, enjoy hot cocoa, and more. It's a fun experience your family won't soon forget.
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Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
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Double M Western Store
Ballston Spa, NY
Double M Western Store is the largest retailer of western boots in all of Upstate New York. You can find a huge selection of western, fashion, work, and casual boots at this family-owned business, along with a wide variety of apparel and accessories.
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Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard
Corinth, NY
Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard is an authentic Adirondack winery producing premium handcrafted award-winning wines for every taste. Visit their tasting room for a one-of-kind wine tasting experience amongst picturesque towering pines & birches!
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Canvas, Corks & Forks - Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Canvas, Corks & Forks is voted the BEST Paint & Sip! FREE MAC N' CHEESE BAR! Fun Music, Specialty Cocktails, Seasonal Sangrias, Tipsy Scoop, Craft Draft Beers & more! Locations in the beautiful hip & artsy historic districts of Schenectady & Troy!
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Steven Brundage Magic
Steven Brundage has the perfect blend of youth, charm, talent, and amazing close-up magic. He has performed for thousands of people living in upstate New York. His magic will leave your guests amazed and talking about your event for weeks to come.
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TSL Adventures
TSL Adventures is dedicated to fostering independence in a family-like environment where children feel safe, nurtured, and loved. Exciting programs are offered through summer camp and other services that establish cooperation and interactive play!
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Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve nestled between Albany and Schenectady is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world! It consists of over 3,000 acres of land, nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails, and is home to many plants and animals.
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The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve is the gateway to the Pine Bush! Featuring various interactive exhibits, activities, classrooms, and more, this interpretive center introduces visitors to everything that makes the preserve distinct.
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Unified Beerworks
Malta, NY
If you're looking for good beer and conversation in the Capital Region, then take a trip to Unified Beerworks in Malta, NY. This local craft brewery and taproom is the perfect place to try new craft beers with others.
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Airway Meadows Golf Club
Gansevoort, NY
Airway Meadows Golf Club was named "Course of the Year" by the New York Golf Course Owner's Association!
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The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sit back, relax, and taste handcrafted wine just 4 miles from downtown Saratoga! The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room is the only place to try Saratoga's best wine, beer, and spirits. We offer live music, wood-fired pizza, special events, and more.
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Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
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Time Square
Clifton Park, NY
We offer the largest selection of clocks and watches in the Capital Region, bringing you top of the line brand name watches, a variety of clocks including grandfather clocks, gifts, promotional items and more!
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Language Learning Institute, LLC
Latham, NY
The Language Learning Institute is a language school offering programs for children and adults in French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Business English and more. We serve the residents and businesses of NY’s Capital Region and beyond!
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Bowman Orchards
Rexford, NY
We invite you to enjoy nature's beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year. Most are available for your family to enjoy picking. We also have strawberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches & more
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Tri-City ValleyCats
Troy, NY
The Tri-City ValleyCats are a professional baseball team located in the heart of New York's Capital Region! An affiliate of the Houston Astros, the ValleyCats compete in the 14-team New York-Penn League. They play 38 games from June-September!
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Argyle Brewing Company
Greenwich, NY
We are a small "Farm to Glass" craft brewery located at 1 Main Street, Greenwich, NY committed to using New York ingredients to create our tasty beers.
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The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
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DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards
Halfmoon, NY
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards is an apple orchard and country store offering u-pick apples, fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, and during the summer, incredible ice cream at Rainbow Delights! Create lifelong memories at this local family farm.
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The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
Queensbury, NY
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor is now closed for the season. Please visit their website for more details and plan your trip for the opening weekend.
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CV Golf
Middle Grove, NY
CV Golf offers training, club fitting/repair, and golf services year round! Need instruction choose from range, course, or studio. We do "House Calls" to bring instruction to you.
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Northway Brewing Co.
Queensbury, NY
Northway Brewing Company is excited to craft beers that celebrate the people and landscapes that make up our area.
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AAU Hoop Foundation: Clifton Park Youth Basketball
AAU Hoop Foundation offers youth in Clifton Park and nearby towns basketball instructional leagues & summer camps. The instructional leagues teach kids the fundamentals of basketball & gives them a chance to compete in games with kids their own age.
Shooting Star Childcare
Shooting Star Childcare
Clifton Park, NY
Shooting Stars Childcare offers a variety of programs for children ages 2 to 12 years old in Clifton Park, NY. "Education and Fun All Rolled Into One!"
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Art in Mind - Creative Wellness Studio
Glenville, NY
At Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio, we provide an artistic space of fun, education, & relaxation, while allowing for expressive freedom in creating art. Let us make your art experience as unique as you are!
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Clouds & Coffee - CBD Store, Glass & Vape
Burnt Hills, NY
Clouds & Coffee is the one stop shop for Quality & Lab Certified CBD Products, Premium Glassware & Vape products. As well as craft sodas & coffee!
Engelke Farm
Troy, NY
Engelke Farm is a family owned and operated vegetable and fruit farm featuring a nursery, pumpkin patch, hayrides, pick your own produce, a corn maze, and more!
Fairways of Halfmoon
Mechanicville, NY
APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga
The American Poolplayers Association of Greater Albany/Saratoga is a dynamic group that connects pool players of all abilities who want to have fun in the Capital Region.
American Tactical Systems
Green Island, NY
Open to anyone who may legally own a firearm, American Tactical Systems features 14 indoor shooting stations, rental firearms, a variety of training classes, and even a full service shop.
Riverview Orchards
Rexford, NY
Pick your own apples at Riverview Orchards, located in Rexford, NY. In addition to the orchard, the property features a well-stocked country store.
Pens Ink
Glenville, NY
Saratoga Weapons And Tactical
Malta, NY
Visit Saratoga Weapons and Tactical and browse their inventory of rifles, pistols, ammunition, and accessories. SWAT's website also features information on upcoming pistol permit classes in Saratoga County.
Bellinger's Orchard
Fultonville, NY
Choose from more than a dozen varieties of apples and plenty of other fruits & vegetables at Bellinger's Orchard. While you're there, enjoy a hayride, and a corn maze!
Goode Trees & Wreaths
Find cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees at Goode Trees. They also have freshly made wreaths ranging from 12" to 36" in diameter, and gifts and goodies.
Brown's Brewing Co.
Troy, NY
Throughout the year, Brown's Brewing Co. brews more than 40 different styles of ales, and has ten or more on tap at any given time. Stop in to the Troy Taproom to sample some for yourself and enjoy their food menu!
Wolf Hollow Brewing Co.
Glenville, NY
Wolf Hollow Brewing Company is a community-focused microbrewery that seeks to provide locals, friends, and neighbors with a high-quality beer to call their own. Looking for special benefits? Become a member of the "Wolf Pack."
Spa City Farmers' Market
Saratoga Springs, NY
Open every Sunday year round at the Lincoln Baths in Saratoga Springs, NY, the Spa City Farmers' Market offers produce from local artisans and farmers.
Mocha Lisa's Caffe
Clifton Park, NY
Catch live music and open mic nights at Mocha Lisa's in Clifton Park Center. Order coffee, wine and beer and grab a sandwich!
The Beer Diviner
Petersburgh, NY
New York's first licensed farm brewery, The Beer Diviner, makes a variety of beers including farmhouse styles and other high-alcohol brews.
Eagle Crest Golf Club
Clifton Park, NY
Eagle Crest Golf Club in Clifton Park, NY, is home to an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course. They also offer golf instruction and food and drinks inside their tavern.
Double M Haunted Hayrides
Ballston Spa, NY
Double M Haunted Hayrides, close to Saratoga in Ballston Spa, involves a haunted hayride, the walking undead, a zombie-infested prison, and more frightening attractions for the price of one.
NY Shooter Supply
Albany, NY
Visit NY Shooter Supply for all of your gun supply needs, from ammunition and reloading supplies to cleaning kits and outdoor accessories.
Moses Farm
Eagle Bridge, NY
Once belonged to famous Grandma Moses, it is now operated by her grandchildren and family. They have a great selection of vegetables and produce, as well as a u-pick pumpkin patch.
Kristy's Barn
Schodack, NY
Pick your own apples, berries, and pumpkins at Kristy's Barn in Schodack, or choose from a variety of freshly grown and baked goods. Kristy's Barn only sprays cops when it is absolutely necessary. Plan a fall visit for even more fun like hayrides!
Saratoga Golf & Polo Club
Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Golf & Polo Club is a traditional, family-oriented, and member-owned private club in Saratoga Springs featuring a nine-hole golf course, tennis facilities, and more.
Yankee Distillers LLC
Clifton Park, NY
Yankee Distillers is a New York State farm distillery that includes a tasting room and retail outlet, in addition to its distilling facility. The distillery specializes in rye whiskey, bourbon, and vodka.
McDonough's Farm
It doesn't feel like Christmas until the annual trip to McDonough's Farm to locate that one special tree for your family.
Great Flats Brewing Company
Schenectady, NY
Come for their three main beers, housemade root beer & lemonade, try new releases and enjoy other New York craft beverages at Great Flats Brewing.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Since 1936, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady has grown to offer fantastic youth development programs to children in the Capital Region. The nonprofit organization promotes character development, health, leadership, and more.
McWhorter's Orchard
Argyle, NY
Stop by McWhorter's Orchard in Argyle, NY during the fall for apple picking, pumpkins, cider donuts, a petting zoo, and more!
Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club
Ballston Spa, NY
Kayaderosseras Fish & Game Club has outdoor rifle, pistol, archery, trap, and skeet ranges ranges and prioritizes the safe use of firearms.
Drama Kids of the Capital Region, NY
Drama Kids of the Capital Region, NY offers a variety of classes and summer camps that are unique, fun, imaginative, and designed to teach kids important skills, such as public speaking, acting, creative thinking, and others.
Ballston Spa Farmers' Market
Live well and buy local at the Ballston Spa Farmers' Market. Open June 15 through September 28, 2019 on Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm, at Wiswall Park on Front Street.
The Indoor Gun Range
Troy, NY
The Indoor Gun Range in Troy features a 25-yard range, sells a vast assortment of firearms, ammunition, and accessories, and hosts a variety of instructional classes.
Bob's Trees
Hagaman, NY
Do you want to enhance your yard, help the environment and buy local? Then look no further than Bob's Trees Nursery and Garden Center for Christmas trees and more.
Clifton Park Youth Hockey Association
Clifton Park, NY
The Clifton Park Youth Hockey Association offers programs that range from Learn to Skate to Club Hockey. They provide a fun hockey experience for players of all skill levels.
Clifton Park Soccer Club
The mission of the Clifton Park Soccer Club is to teach the game of soccer to youth in the Clifton Park community. The club has over 1,700 active members in its variety of programs.
Rare Form Brewing Company
Troy, NY
Visit Rare Form Brewing Co. for their four core beers and a 5th rotation selection. Pair your beverage with a charcuterie board and be sure to ask about their Scale Up project for homebrewers.
Clifton Park Golf
Clifton Park, NY
Glennpeter Jewelers
Clifton Park, NY
River Bend Christmas Tree Farm
Lake Luzerne, NY
Cut your own tree at Riverbend Tree Farm in Lake Luzerne. They offer Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Cannan Fir, Concolor Fir, and Scotch Pine. You'll also find beautiful holiday wreaths for sale.
Saratoga Apple, Inc.
Schuylerville, NY
Open all year, Saratoga Apple is the place to go to pick your own apples or get a variety of other farm products. The Darrows have been growing apples for five generations, using low-spray techniques and micronutrient fertilization.
Field of Horrors
Troy, NY
Enjoy several haunted attractions at Field of Horrors! If you dare to be scared - and have fun at the same time - you'll love the Trail of Terror Hayride, the Death Trap, and the other spooky happenings that will leave you shaking for more.
Sportsmen's Club of Clifton Park
Clifton Park, NY
The Sportsmen's Club of Clifton Park was established in 1947 and continues to serve area sportsmen. The club features a variety of indoor and outdoor ranges.
Sunnyside Gardens
Saratoga Springs, NY
Plan a fall trip to Sunnyside Gardens with the kids! Their autumnal wonderland has so much to do: pick the perfect pumpkin, hop aboard their little blue train, and more! Don't miss out on their homemade cider donuts.
Woodlawn Sportsmen's Club
Schenectady, NY
Woodlawn Sportsmen's Club is a members only club that has many activities and leagues open to the general public. The club has three outdoor ranges, plus events and competitions for rifle, pistol, trap shooting, and archery enthusiasts.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area
Albany, NY
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area serves youth within Albany County and Rensselaer County by providing them with quality programs and guidance.
Upstate Guns & Ammo
Schenectady, NY
Located in Schenectady, Upstate Guns & Ammo sells new and used handguns, rifles, shotguns, and accessories. They also offer various gun safety courses throughout the year.
Nine Pin Ciderworks
Albany, NY
Nine Pin Ciderworks uses farm-fresh ingredients to create crisp, refreshing hard ciders in a variety of flavors. As New York's first farm cidery, we source all of our apples from orchards in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley.
TreePaad Fun Center
Mechanicville, NY
Target Sports
Glenville, NY
Target Sports is a pro shop for hunters and shooters, offering a variety of firearms, ammunition, and related accessories. The shop also performs gun repairs and gun cleaning services, and hosts a basic pistol permit course.
Time Square
Clifton Park, NY
100 Acre Wood
Malta, NY
The 100 Acre Woods trail system offers nearly 2 miles of scenic trails, making use of some of the original logging trails, along with newly constructed trails throughout the woods.
Hicks Orchard
Granville, NY
Check out all the fun at Hicks Orchard during fall! Pick your own apples, hang out at the bouncy barnyard, feed the goats, explore the corn maze, and more.
Clifton Park Farmers' Market
Clifton Park, NY
Stop by the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church parking lot on Mondays from 2-5pm and enjoy a selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams, and more from local farms and businesses. Open through the end of October 2019.
Majestic Tree Farm
Selkirk, NY
Find the following varieties at Majestic Tree Farm: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce.
Swartz Dairy and Produce
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Known for their strawberries and pumpkins, Swartz Dairy & Produce has been in operation for five generations. Visit in the fall for their corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, and more!
SaraSpa Rod and Gun Club
Greenfield Center, NY
SaraSpa Rod and Gun Club is a members-only facility that includes indoor and outdoor ranges, a shotgun field, an archery range, and related training events.
Lindsey's Country Store & Sweet Shoppe
Clifton Park, NY
Lindsey's Country Store & Sweet Shoppe in Clifton Park sells a wide variety of gifts and treats, including accessories, homemade apple cider donuts, gourmet muffins, cookies, truffles, fudge, and more. Stop by and check out their whole selection!
Iroquois Rod and Gun Club
Rotterdam, NY
Iroquois Rod and Gun Club is a members-only club that features an indoor pistol range, trap and skeet facilities, an archery target field, and more.
Hay Berry Farm
Hoosick Falls, NY
Located about 45 minutes east of Clifton Park, Hay Berry Farm has a variety of u-pick choices from pumpkins to lavender and much more.
Empire State Darts
Located in the Capital Region, Empire State Darts is an electronic dart league that offers multiple levels of play for all skill levels year round.
Sand Flats Orchard LLC
Fonda, NY
Sand Flats Orchard in Fonda, NY, offers u-pick and picked apples, cider, pumpkins, squash, cider doughnuts, pies, fudge, and more. Take a tractor ride, go through an educational corn maze, meet farm animals, and have fun with the whole family.
Troy Summer Farmers' Market
Troy, NY
This market has more than 80 local vendors with a variety of goods. Find everything from fresh cheese to kombucha, local coffee & honey, and more.
Round Lake DEC Boat Launch
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) opened a new boat launch facility on Round Lake in May 2014.
NEACA, Inc.
Mechanicville, NY
NEACA sells a vast assortment of antiques and firearms, including high-quality collector firearms. NEACA also hosts gun shows and arms fairs throughout the Capital Region and southern Vermont.
Capital District YMCA - Southern Saratoga Branch
Clifton Park, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Farmers' Market at The Crossings
Loudonville, NY
The Farmers' Market at The Crossings boasts a wide array of vendors with products like produce, baked goods, meats, snacks, and more. The market is on Saturdays from 9am until 1pm from May 18 - September 28, 2019.
CrankCase - Bike Chain and Crank Covers
Queensbury, NY
It's essential to have a sturdy bicycle chain cover. The CrankCase is the perfect just-in-case solution when transporting your bike in the car or storing your bike indoors. Made in the USA! Protect your bike with CrankCase!
Clifton Park Ice Arena
Clifton Park, NY
Clifton Park Ice Arena features two NHL-size rinks and is located in Clifton Common.