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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
(Note: Closing for season on 12/10 at 4:30PM) 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.
aerial view of ellms family farm property in the fall
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!
group of kids on playground structure
TSL Kids Crew: Summer Camp
Based in the Capital Region, TSL Kids Crew offers a variety of child care services, including summer camp programs that are open to all members of the community. Their summer camp focuses on recreational activities in small and large groups.
Hand-crafted everything! From the wine to the signs to the decor - a true rustic Adirondack experience
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!
One of our employees enjoying a wine slushy with his wife at our new location
Adirondack Winery Queensbury Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility
Queensbury, NY
Experience Adirondack Winery's all-new Queensbury Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility! Now offering wine tastings, wine by the glass, charcuterie boards, Sunday brunch, outdoor patio seating, winery tours, and more!
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TSL Kids Crew
TSL Kids Crew is dedicated to fostering independence in a family-like environment where children feel safe, nurtured, and loved. Here in the Capital Region, their child care services include day care, after-school programs, and more.
people in an orchard
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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Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio
Glenville, NY
Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio offers a variety of services, classes, and entertainment for all ages and abilities. This interactive and educational art studio is a space to learn, create, relax, experiment, and above all, have fun.
sign and exterior of the saratoga winery
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sit back, relax, and taste handcrafted wines 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 a full menu of wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and more too.
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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!
pine barrens landscape
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.
crowd watching a baseball game
Tri-City ValleyCats
Troy, NY
The Tri-City ValleyCats are a professional baseball franchise that specializes in creating a family-friendly, entertaining experience with every game. Each night is a chance to make memories with friends, family, or coworkers.
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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.
foliated trees on a golf course
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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Clouds & Coffee - CBD Store, Glass & Smoke
Burnt Hills, NY
Clouds & Coffee is #1 in the Capital Region for Quality & Lab Certified CBD Products. Our staff specializes in CBD. From Tinctures, Lotions, Herbal, vapeables and more. We also carry Premium Glassware, Smoke products, and of course, coffee!
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J.L. Knight & Son Family Farm
Burnt Hills, NY
Family-owned since 1907, we invite you to come and visit our new farm stand, where we offer 12 varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Macoun, peaches, plums, pears & more. Stop by this Fall to see what we have to offer!
dancers on stage
Nacre Dance Group
Saratoga Springs, NY
Nacre Dance Group is committed to revitalizing classic dance while honoring new and emerging choreographers. They open up the dance industry to new artists through educational programs and performances as they connect the community to dance.
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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. Our beers range from big IPA's to beautifully crafted sours and stouts. Check out our current tap list by visiting our website. Cheers!
axe throwers posing
Adirondack Axe
Queensbury, NY
Plan a memorable and unique experience at Adirondack Axe, an indoor axe throwing facility located in Aviation Mall next to Dick's Sporting Goods. Come get out some aggression, relax with friends, and have a great time trying something new.
stacked firewood
Hartman Hill
Queensbury, NY
If you've ever been dissatisfied with a firewood purchase, it's likely because anyone who has a pickup truck and a chainsaw can sell firewood. Get the high-quality wood you need in conjunction with phenomenal service with Hartman Hill.
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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!"
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.
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.
Emma Willard School
Troy, NY
Emma Willard School is a dynamic and joyous place. Unabashedly the finest girl's school in the world, its faculty embrace learning. The life of the mind is alive and well here. We offer education for grades 9 - 12 and summer programs for many ages.
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.
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center
Albany, NY
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center is a state-of-the art multi-purpose recreation facility owned by the Colonie Youth Center, an independent not-for-profit organization.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider donuts, outdoor activities, and more. They also offer blueberry picking in the summer and other events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 spooky happenings in Troy, NY.
Clifton Park Ice Arena
Clifton Park, NY
Clifton Park Ice Arena features two NHL-size rinks and is located in Clifton Common.
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 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.
Hicks Orchard
Granville, NY
Check out all the fun at Hicks Orchard in Granville during fall! Pick your own apples, feed the goats, enjoy some fresh apple cider doughnuts, and more.
Sharon Orchards
Sharon Springs, NY
Plan a visit to Sharon Orchards in Sharon Springs, NY! The orchard features apples, fruit sales, fresh sweet cider and doughnuts, and other farm products.
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.
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."
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.
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 blueberries to lavender and much more.
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.
Capital Arena
Clifton Park, NY
Located in Clifton Park, NY, the Capital Arena is a privately owned and managed ice rink with two full-size NHL sheets of ice. They offer ice hockey, figure skating, learn to skate programs, 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.
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.
Spa City Farmers Market
Saratoga Springs, NY
The Spa City Farmers Market is a year-round market located in the Saratoga Spa State Park at the Lincoln Baths on Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Capital Region APA
The American Poolplayers Association of the Capital Region is a dynamic group that connects pool players of all abilities who want to have fun in the Capital Region.
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.
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!
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!
Crescent Ace Hardware
Clifton Park, NY
Get your household tools and supplies from Crescent Ace Hardware in Clifton Park.
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.
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.
Schuyler Farms
Schuylerville, NY
Bring the whole family to enjoy the haunted corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, interactive station where you can pan for fossils and gemstones, farm animals, our own cider donuts, and other delicious treats at Schuyler Farms.
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.
Colonie Farmers Market
Loudonville, NY
The Colonie Farmers Market 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 14 - September 24, 2022, at The Crossings.
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.
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!
Clifton Park Farmers Market
Clifton Park, NY
Stop by the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church parking lot on Mondays from 2pm-5pm and enjoy a selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams, and more from local farms and businesses. The market is open from June 6 - (approx.) October, 2022.
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.
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.
Town of Clifton Park Summer Day Camps
Clifton Park, NY
Each year, the Town of Clifton Park's Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Affairs hosts full day and half day summer camps for children residing in the Town of Clifton Park. There are programs for kids in K - 8th grade.
The Ballston Area Community Center (BACC) Day Program
Ballston Spa, NY
The Ballston Area Community Center Summer Day Program is offered at the BACC facility and combines social interaction and growth with recreational and creative activities.
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.
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.
Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Are you ready to face your fears this Halloween season? Plan a visit to Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm, one of the Capital Region's premier haunted attractions featuring spooky houses and mazes.
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!
Majestic Tree Farm
Selkirk, NY
Find the following varieties at Majestic Tree Farm: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Saratoga Apple, Inc.
Schuylerville, NY
Open year round, Saratoga Apple is the place to go to pick your own apples or buy a variety of other farm products. The Darrows have been growing apples for five generations, using low-spray techniques and micronutrient fertilization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Altamont Orchards
Altamont, NY
A family operated u-pick farm for over 40 years in the Capital Region, Altamont Orchards is a great place to go for fresh fruit. They also have a farm market with cider doughnuts, pies, breads, pastries, plants, and in-season produce.
Adirondack Balloon Flights by SunKiss Ballooning
Experience counts and with over 30 years + 3,000+ trips, Adirondack Balloon Flights by SunKiss Ballooning is recognized as the premier hot air balloon ride company in the Adirondack, Lake George, and Saratoga regions. Book your flight today!
Ballston Spa Farmers Market
Live well and buy local at the Ballston Spa Farmers Market. Open June 11 - September 29, 2022, on Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, at Wiswall Park on Front Street.