Whether you enjoy biking, paddling, golf, or pickleball, there is something for everyone in the Niskayuna, NY area. Check out some of the best recreational activities that are within walking or driving distance of your luxury apartment here at Rivers Ledge.
Hike or Bike Right Outside Your Apartment
From the Adirondacks to the Capital Region and the Catskills, there is no shortage of trails to explore. However, one of the most convenient trails is the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail because it passes right by Rivers Ledge.
Hop on this multi-use path and experience a nice run, hike, or bike ride through Albany and Schenectady counties. Most of the trail is separate from the major roadways in the area, making it a safe option for families.
Play Your Favorite Sport at a Niskayuna Park
Public parks are always a great place to visit if you’re in the mood to play some sports with family and friends. We recommend Avon Crest Park, located 6 miles away from Rivers Ledge, and Jeff Blatnick Park, which is just 3.8 miles away.
Avon Crest Park features several amenities, including tennis and pickleball courts, a basketball court, a softball field and open play area, a playground, bathrooms, and more. Pickleball is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, and Avon Crest Park is an excellent choice for a friendly game nearby.
Or, stop by Jeff Blatnick Park and make use of the facility’s basketball courts, driving range, tennis courts, disc golf course, covered pavilions, and more. You can find this park adjacent to the Niskayuna Transfer Station.
Note: Pickleball is also available right on site at Rivers Ledge Apartments for residents.
Aim for the Green at a Golf Course
Practice makes perfect, and if you want to improve your golf skills, then plan a trip to one of the top courses near Niskayuna. The Schenectady Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course that’s known for its tight fairways and fast, undulating greens. For even more options, consider the Town of Colonie Golf Course, which has four 9-hole courses and a driving range.
Our third suggestion is for more experienced players who would like to become part of the local golf community. The Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady has a championship golf course, swimming and tennis facilities, a fine dining restaurant and bar, and more for club members.
Explore Waterways on a Paddling Trip
The Capital Region is filled with lakes, ponds, and rivers that are all open for paddling. This recreational activity can be as relaxing or invigorating as you’d like it to be, depending on what type of workout you’re ready for.
If you don’t own a kayak but want to get out on the water, then take a walk to Aqueduct Park, which can be accessed from our waterfront apartment community. Upstate Kayak Rentals operates a Self-Serve Rental Hub at the park, so you can easily reserve a kayak rental and take it out on the Mohawk River.
Hit the Ice at Indoor Skating Rinks
Ice skating may not be the first recreational activity to come to mind, but it can be a fun way to keep fit. Best of all, you can go ice skating year round at an indoor rink.
The Schenectady County Recreational Facility has an indoor ice skating rink that has served Schenectady County residents and other skating enthusiasts for years. Public skating sessions are available, as well as ice hockey and figure skating programs for all ages.
Another indoor ice skating hotspot is the Capital Arena in Clifton Park. The Capital Arena has two NHL regulation rinks, and ice skating programs are offered throughout the year, including Learn to Skate, Public Skate, and Freestyle Figure Skating.
Test Your Skills at the Sports Simulator
One of the perks of living at Rivers Ledge Apartments is that our residents can use the state-of-the-art Sports Simulator in the Recreation Building. This Sports Simulator is easy to use, and we offer a reservation system so that you can reserve your time slot online. Golf is the main option in the Sports Simulator with a variety of modes available, and there are other awesome games to try out too.
Become a Rivers Ledge Resident
All of these recreational activities are just another reason why people love living at Rivers Ledge Apartments. Are you looking to rent a new luxury apartment by the waterfront? Get details about our modern and pet-friendly apartments today.