Conveniently located 23 miles from the Albany International Airport, with access to I88, I90, I87 and the AmTrak Train Station in Troy. In downtown Albany you can find several attractions including the New York State Museum, the USS Slater, Washington Park and the Albany Institute of History and Art
This camp is less than 2 miles from John Boyd Thacher State Park and across the lake from the Thacher State Park Camping area. Thacher State Park is home of the historic Indian Ladder Trail, atop fossil rich cliffs with mountain and valley views and over 25 additional miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Thacher State Park is also the first public sport climbing crag to officially open in New York State and the home of the new Wild Play Adventure Course, featuring 15 zip lines, and aerial games.
27 miles from Howe Caverns, the second most visited natural attraction in New York State after Niagra Falls. Howe Caverns features an above ground adventure park, including Zip Lines, Rope Courses and Rock Walls.
Spend a day at Saratoga Spa State Park, just 35 miles. Saratoga is home to the Theater of the Performing Art Center, the cultural hub of upstate New York and Saratoga Race Track, the oldest race track in America, which opened in 1864. Also of interest when visiting Saratoga is the National Museum of Racing, the Racing Hall of Fame and a Trotter’s Track complete with a Hotel and Casino.
A little further out, the camp is just 60 miles from Cooperstown , home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Glimmerglass Oprah.
For a little adventure, just 70 miles to Lake George and the Great Escape Amusement Park.
For those why enjoy hiking, there is the Long Path Trail, which extends from the 175th Street Subway Station in New York City to John Boyd Thacher State Park. The Wolf Creek Falls Preserve, in the Town of Knox, with approximately 3 miles of trails over mixed terrain and also just outside of Altamont, the Bozen Kill Preserve and The Winn Preserve Loop Trail. New to the area is the “Rail Trail” a section of the old D&H Rail Line that has been converted into a walking and biking path. The trail starts in Voorheesville, just minutes away and ends at the Hudson River.
For a taste of local attractions there is the Altamont Apple Orchards, where you can find farm fresh fruit and vegetables, either in the market or pick your own, specialty foods and a bakery and fresh apple cider donuts. At the Indian Ladder Farms you can also pick your own fruits and vegetables or enjoy a meal at the Yellow Rock Café. A must to visit is the Home Front Café in Downtown Altamont. The café is a step back in time with so many historic items from WWII. It honors all the men and women that served our country, and has been featured on CNN and Fox National News.
The camp is also located just 5 miles from some of the best local restaurants. The Township Tavern, Knox General Store and The Maple on the Lake.
If you are looking for fairs and festivals, the Altamont Fair, celebrating it’s 125th year, is held every fall. The Strawberry Festival, Old Songs Festival, Scottish Games and the Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival, the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival, and the Altamont Fall Festival.
For those of you looking forward to golf. There is the Orchard Creek Golf Club just minutes away, which is open to the public.
If you don’t feel like leaving the lake, spend time swimming enjoying the water. We provide a paddle boat, row boat, kayaks, paddle board and life jackets. You can also enjoy arcade games on the porch. Taxi Pinball, a cocktail multicade with over 60 classic games for the 80's, including Galaga, Pac Man, Mrs Pac Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, etc., a stand up arcade with Golden Tee, Bowling, Asteroids, Etc., dart board and MegaTouch Bar Top with many games to choose from.
You can also visit the Nature Center, which displays all the fish, animals, rocks and other items found in the region. It is adjacent to the State Park Camp area, directly across from the camp. The lake is also home to bald eagles, herons and ducks.