Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits takes UAlbany students on adventures ranging from walks in the park to white water rafting and everything in between. The goal is to give students a chance to experience the great outdoors through different outdoor activities. Sign up with your friends and then hit the trails with Outdoor Pursuits.

                                  For inquiries contact our Outdoor Pursuits staff. 

The Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits team is working hard to plan trips and activities for the near future. Check back here regularly and on our social media accounts for updates! In the meantime, see the list below for amazing activities and virtual adventures you can take while staying socially distant.

Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits Newsletter

The Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits Team provides tons of amazing resources to stay active! From biking to hiking and the environmental benefits of spending time in nature, this resource has it all. This is a great place to start your adventure!

Discover Albany Parks

The Capital Region has many amazing parks to explore in every season! This resource gives a comprehensive list of the best places to visit. Use it as a check list and try to visit as many as possible. We know it is hard to pick a favorite!

Hike the Albany Area

Albany has plenty of opportunities to hike while staying socially distant. The hiking trails encompass include options for hikers of all skill levels and abilities. If you are just starting out or have been hitting the trails for years – there is something for everyone!

Virtual Hiking Adventures

From Switzerland to Oregon you can explore it all! According to Psychology Today, “Studies suggest that viewing even an image of a tree or a forest canopy bolsters the parasympathetic division of the central nervous system that naturally induces calm.” So sit back, relax, and enjoy various destinations around the world!

Cascade & Porter Mountain