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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.
Clouds & Coffee - Vape Store and Coffee Lounge
Clouds & Coffee - Vape Store and Coffee Lounge
Burnt Hills, NY
Clouds & Coffee is the only Vape store in the 518 where you'll find a wide variety of fresh coffee (Free with purchases!), as well as tea and a booth seating lounge. Vape, watch TV in their lounge and learn about the latest vape gear!
group photo of girls scouts with officials
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) serves over 10,000 girls and their families across 15 counties in New York State. They can help get your child involved in Girl Scout programs, summer camps, and more.
girls at a camp
Girl Scouts Day Camps: Queensbury, East Greenbush, and Galway
Summer camp is the ultimate way for young girls to get outdoors, learn new skills, and make friends. Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York offers three different summer camps in the area so Girl Scouts throughout the region can enjoy this experience.
There is so much to do and see at Ellms Family Farm throughout 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!
a mini golf course
Players Park Family Fun Plex
Ballston Lake, NY
Players Park Family Fun Plex is the ultimate place to go in Clifton Park for family fun for everyone from 4 years old to 100! Putt around the mini golf course, try out the unique game of foot golf, and enjoy an ice cream treat after the activities.
a long display of cowboy boats
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.
a gun on top of Smith & Wesson papers
Zack's Sports, Inc.
Round Lake, NY
Zack's Sports is a reputable gun shop close to Saratoga Springs, NY. They sell high-grade firearms and shooting supplies, offer comprehensive training courses, and the knowledgeable staff will work with you to find the right products for you.
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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.
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.
Language Learning Institute, LLC
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!
View of the winery as you're walking in!
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sit back, relax and experience handcrafted wine just 4 miles from downtown Saratoga! Live Music and Wood Fired Pizza every weekend. We are the only place to try Saratoga's best Wine, Beer & Spirits!
Airway Meadows Golf Club
Airway Meadows Golf Club
Gansevoort, NY
Named "Course of the Year" by the New York Golf Course Owner's Association!
NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm
NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Featuring 6 Terrifying Haunted Attractions! Open Friday & Saturday nights in October. Bonus nights Saturday 9/29 & Sunday 10/7. Gates open at 7:00pm, attractions close only after everyone has been scared at them all!
a bunch of people on teeter totters
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!
Argyle Brewing Company
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.
a group of riders holding their hands up at the top of the Comet roller coaster
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
Queensbury, NY
Located less than 6 miles away from Lake George, NY, The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor is the region's premier theme park featuring over 135 rides and attractions, including thrill rides, family rides, and a full outdoor water park.
Bowman Orchards
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
Come Ski With Us!
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!
a colorful hot air balloon in the sky above a field
Adirondack Balloon Flights
Experience counts, and with over 30 years and 3,000+ trips, Adirondack Balloon Flights is recognized as the premier hot air balloon ride company in the Capital Region. Their flights offer views of the Adirondacks, Lake George, and Saratoga area.
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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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!
steven brundage handing a deck of cards to a dinner guest
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.
Liberty Ridge Farm
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, live entertainment, and more.
cross country skiers in a race
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!
Casks & Kegs Tours
Casks & Kegs Tours
Casks and Kegs Tours visits over 30 local wineries, breweries and distilleries spanning beyond the immediate Capital Region. Casks and Kegs Tours offers a variety of "join in" day tours and private charter tours. Safe, fun and reliable travel.
Time Square
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!
Cartwheels Gymnastics Center
Cartwheels Gymnastics Center
Clifton Park, NY
Cartwheels Gymnastics Center is committed to enhance the learning, personal growth, and self confidence of every child that walks through our doors. These core values are taught through the basic principles of gymnastics and movement.
Art in Mind - Creative Wellness Studio
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!
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!"
the sign for the lake george brew house outside the building
Lake George Brew House
Queensbury, NY
The Lake George Brew House in the Town of Queensbury produces handcrafted beers, cold brew coffee, and craft soda for brewing companies in New York State and beyond. Their facility features a taproom with a draft selection of over 15 different beers.
CV Golf Logo
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hicks Orchard
Granville, NY
Check out all the fun at Hicks Orchard during fall harvest weekends! Pick your own apples, hang out at the bouncy barnyard, feed the goats, and more.
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.
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.
Fairways of Halfmoon
Mechanicville, NY
Ballston Spa Farmers' Market
Live well and buy local at the Ballston Spa Farmers' Market. Open June 16 through September 29, 2018, on Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm, at Wiswall Park on Front Street.
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, take a hayride through the woods, and more! Don't miss out on their homemade cider donuts.
Swartz Dairy and Produce
Castleton, 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! Last entry into the maze is at 5pm.
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.
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 19 - September 29, 2018.
Glennpeter Jewelers
Clifton Park, NY
Clifton Park Ice Arena
Clifton Park, NY
Clifton Park Ice Arena features two NHL-size rinks and is located in Clifton Common.
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.
Engelke Farms
Troy, NY
Engelke Farm is a family owned and operated vegetable and fruit farm featuring a nursery, pumpkin patch, haunted hayrides, zip lines, pick your own produce, corn maze, petting zoo, and more!
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.
TreePaad Fun Center
Mechanicville, NY
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.
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 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.
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.
Majestic Tree Farm
Selkirk, NY
Find the following varieties at Majestic Tree Farm: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Clifton Park, NY
Taste a variety of beers from IPAs to rich porters at Shmaltz Brewing Company while enjoying board games, cornhole in the warmer months, and various events throughout the year.
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.
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.
Knight Orchard of Saratoga
Burnt Hills, NY
Family-owned since 1907, Knight Orchards offers apples, pears, fresh-pressed cider, local maple syrup and honey, homemade pies, and tea breads.
Riverview Orchards
Clifton Park, NY
Pick your own apples at Riverview Orchards, located in Clifton Park. In addition to the orchard, the property features a well-stocked country store.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time Square
Clifton Park, NY
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.
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.
Goold Orchards, Inc.
Castleton, NY
Goold Orchards features U-pick apples and pumpkins, a farm store with freshly baked treats, and they offer school tours.
Clifton Park Golf
Clifton Park, NY
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.
Malta Ridge Orchard & Gardens
Ballston Spa, NY
Malta Ridge Orchard grows a variety of vegetables, berries, and of course, apples. Visit their farm store to see their selection, u-pick in season fruits, and enjoy fresh cider donuts with a cup of coffee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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."
Pens Ink
Glenville, NY
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.
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.