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Discover Albany, NY

Albany is a city in the state of New York and the seat of Albany County. The area around Albany was settled by the Dutch who built Fort Nassau in 1614 and Fort Orange in 1624; these settlements were taken over by the British in 1664, who collectively renamed them Albany (after the Duke of Albany). It was a center for trade and transportation in the 18th and 19th centuries, due to its status as the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal and it being home to many railroad systems, some of the earliest in the world.

Today, Albany is New York State's center for culture and the economy; it is famous for its culture, architecture and higher learning institutions. It is home to Empire State Plaza, a series of buildings occupied by state agencies; one of these institutions is the New York State Capitol (which includes the New York State Legislature seat and the Governor's Office). Its architecture has Dutch influences, one example being Quackenbush House, built around 1736, as well as British and late American modern influences.

Book an RV in Albany County and you are ready to take a trip through the quintessential heart of America's history and culture. Other cities nearby that are worth visiting include Troy, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Greenwich, and Woodstock. Schenectady is a good city in which to experience theater and opera, while Greenwich offers cross-country skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer. Your Albany travel trailer rental can take you there and back, and ferry your souvenirs wherever you may choose to go.

The Great Outdoors

Albany County (and New York State) has four distinct seasons, with cold and snowy winters, and warm, humid summers. This makes the area an attractive destination at any time of the year and your Albany camper rental the perfect refuge providing warmth or a cool retreat, depending on your needs.

Ferris Lake Wild Forest is a state forest preserve at the edge of the Adirondack Mountains, managed by the Department of Environmental Conservation. It is characterized by old growth spruce forests, ponds, lakes, and streams. Visitors to the preserve can fish for trout, bass, pickerel, and other varieties, on many different lakes. Ice fishing is also permitted during the winter, making it a year-round activity. In the summer, the area is open to mountain biking and horseback riding; in winter, allowable activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Paddling and boating on the lakes are also allowed.

Big Indian Wilderness is another state forest preserve, open all year round to the public and located more generally in the Catskills. Guests visiting this forest have access to miles of trails and numerous peaks and mountains. Hiking and snowshoeing are permitted activities, as are fishing and hunting in certain seasons. Hikers and photographers will have a chance to observe both large and small wildlife, such as deer and bobcat, and porcupine.

RV Parks

There are numerous RV campgrounds near Albany and many of them have restrooms and allow some tent camping. Most of the campgrounds are child and pet-friendly and have lots of trees providing shade to the sites. Most of the campgrounds have or have access to recreational trails for hiking and biking, and allow boating and kayaking.

Schodack Island State Park has an RV campground with paved roads, showers, and big rig access. Most of the sites have electricity and some have pull-through access. Available activities include a playground for the children and fishing on the Hudson River.

In Thacher State Park, Thompson's Lake Campground has picnic sites, a nature center, and beach access. It also has basketball and volleyball courts, a playground, and a horseshoe pit. The sites have picnic tables and fire pits.

Arrowhead Marina & RV Park has big rig and pull-through access, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. The sites have full hookups, gravel pads, and grassy areas. Fishing is allowed nearby.

Exploring The City

There are more than 60 public parks and recreation areas in Albany; one of the first parks was opened to the public in 1871. It had previously been a cemetery but the graves were moved to a rural cemetery in order to provide more public access, and it is now a popular location for sports and attending summer plays at the amphitheater. It might even be an ideal choice for celebrating Halloween if you are brave enough. Those who aren't can always hide in their Albany motorhome rental and watch from a safe distance.

Some other parks also have summer concerts and there are numerous golf courses in and around Albany, some public, some private (but open to the public). Walking and cycling around the city are popular activities, allowing you to check out multiple parks and even follow the path of the Hudson River. A self-guided tour of the city will allow you to check out and photograph the diverse architectural styles of the city if you are so inclined. Don't forget to include your Albany RV rental in your photos as you wind your way through the city.

After a day of exploring and trying new challenges and experiences, there is no better reward than a good meal. Albany has an unlimited selection of world-class restaurants, offering local and international cuisines. Diners can choose between eating out on a patio or enjoying large servings of pub-style happy hour specials. One such pub, serving Belgian ales, has on its menu Prince Edward Island mussels and pecan-crusted trout.

Or pop back to your Albany luxury RV rental for a nice, quiet home-cooked meal. There are numerous grocery stores in the area, selling both standard western and specialty food items. Albany can do no wrong when it comes to eating out, but at times nothing can compare to a meal you have carefully prepared yourself.

RV Rentals in Albany, NY

Albany, NY is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Albany. Outdoorsy's Albany RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Albany, NY

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail Albany, NY
Normans Kill Preserve - West Trail Delmar, NY
Karner Barrens East Trail Albany, NY
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Loop Trail Delmar, NY
Great Dune Trails Loop Guilderland, NY
Mohawk-Hudson Bike and Hike Trail Schenectady, NY
Kings Highway Barrens Guilderland, NY
Cohoes Falls Trail Cohoes, NY
Tawasentha Park Loop Guilderland, NY
Vischer Ferry Trail Latham, NY

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Alps Family Campground Rensselaer County, NY
Broken Wheel Campground Rensselaer County, NY
Aqua Vista Campground Rensselaer County, NY
Woodland Hills Campground Columbia County, NY
Pine Hollow Campground Bennington County, VT
Twin Oaks Campground Schoharie County, NY
Clarksburg Campground Berkshire County, MA
Prospect Lake Park Campground Berkshire County, MA
Country Roads Campground Schoharie County, NY
Waubeeka Family Campground Columbia County, NY

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