With both the Fitness Center and Clubhouse now open, there’s plenty to do right here in the Starbuck Island community property. Plus, there’s always Downtown Troy just across the Green Island Bridge. But if you’re itching for some true outdoor adventure this winter, we’ve got just the cure for your cabin fever.
Here are 4 fun winter activities all within a short drive of our Troy luxury apartments.
4 Fun Winter Activities near Troy NY
Things are a little different this year, as the Capital Region continues to cope with COVID-19, but these activities are safe, fun and still open for the winter 2021 season.
Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing
If you own snowshoes or cross-country skis, there are literally hundreds of miles of trails to explore near Troy, including the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Peebles Island State Park in Cohoes, the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson River Rail Trail, and the Schenectady County Forest Preserve in Duanesburg. However, if you need to rent equipment, Pineridge Cross-Country Ski Area in Petersburg NY is only 35 minutes from our Troy apartments, and offers lessons, ski and snowshoe rentals and more than 20 miles of groomed trails.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
For skiing and snowboarding near our Troy apartments, visit Maple Ski Ridge in Schenectady NY. Located about 35 minutes from Starbuck Island, this beginner-friendly ski mountain offers daily equipment rentals, private and semi-private lessons and 8 trails. Even if you’re a seasoned skier or rider, it’s an inexpensive and closer alternative to the ski centers of Vermont and the Adirondacks. West Mountain in Queensbury NY is another great option. Still under an hour away, and they even offer night skiing.
Tubing & Sledding
Take the kids tubing, or just feel like a kid again with some good old-fashioned sledding. Frear Park golf course in Troy NY is one of the Capital Region’s most popular spots for tubing and sledding, as are the rolling hills of Capital Hills Golf Course in Albany. However, if you’re looking for a tubing park with a magic carpet – yes, that means you don’t have to lug your tube up the hill yourself – West Mountain is less than an hour away, and offers 2-hour tubing lift tickets.
You’ll have to travel a little further for snowmobile tours, but the thrill and excitement of a backwoods trail ride is well worth the hour or so drive. In fact, Starbuck Island Residents have two options for snowmobiling, located just over an hour from our Troy apartments. Head north to C+C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours in Chestertown NY or south to Rip Van Winkle Ranch in Haines Falls NY for a safe, fun winter adventure.
More Things to Do Near Troy NY
From farm-to-table dining and Brooklyn-style breweries to the world renowned Troy Music Hall, there’s no shortage of places to go and things to do near our Troy apartments. For restaurants, shopping and more in Troy NY, view our Troy Business Directory.