The Town of Colonie, New York and the surrounding area offers residents many different options to enjoy the outdoors. We’ve put together this Parks and Recreations resource page to help you find some great ways to have fun outside. If you have any questions about what the area has to offer, feel free to ask us during your tour of our apartments.
This beautiful 130-acre park offers a gorgeous view, a playground for kids to enjoy, and 6.5 miles of multiuse trails for walking, running, biking, and in-line skating. Fly a kite, enjoy a picnic, or throw a frisbee with friends in the large open spaces. Pavilions, meeting rooms, and a gazebo are available to rent for company or family gatherings. On Saturdays from, May 18th through September 28th you can pick up fresh produce at The Farmers Market at The Crossings.
This bike-hike trail, which starts in the town of Niskayuna and passes through a huge portion of the Capital Region, is a great place to bike, jog or rollerblade while taking in the scenic views.
This facility includes an Olympic size pool with diving area, training pool, playground equipment, cross-country ski trails, two pavilions, and many other amenities that are perfect for people who like to stay physically active. To use the pool, you must be a resident of the Town of Colonie, and have a green residency card. This card is free and you can get it at the Parks and Recreation office at 71 Schermerhorn Road, the Town Clerk’s Office, or at the Colonie Community Center.
Whether you’re going to play a round of golf or just hit some practice balls at the driving range, this golf course always offers up a great time. We recommend trying out Martel’s, the on-site restaurant that has a great selection of lunches, dinners, and drinks.
The splash pad is a zero-depth aquatic play area that provides children with hours of fun! The splash pad is designed with innovative and sensory features that encourage children to create their own experiences with water. The park is open May through October and closes at Dusk.
The Mohawk Riverside Landing Park is Colonie’s newest park and is located on River Road in Latham near the Niskayuna Border. The 12.3-acre park connects to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Path and features scenic views, picnic tables, and restrooms. It opens daily and closes at dusk. Restrooms are closed from November to May.
Colonie offers a great sense of community with many ways to stay active and have fun. While touring the Shaker Run community, be sure to ask us about the places where you and your family can stay active and enjoy outdoor activities. Looking for more? We also have guides on local restaurants and activities.