Outdoor Recreation

Albany is at the center of a region full of outdoor possibilities. Water sports, winter sports, and some of the Northwest’s finest golf courses make Albany the perfect headquarters for Willamette Valley adventures.

Area parks include 354 acres in Albany, and 1,200 acres of county parks. In addition to that, you can explore state parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management sites, and National Forest lands, all freely open to the public. Recreational opportunities within a short drive include snow skiing, sailing, beach combing, fishing, hunting, hiking, and water skiing.

Local clubs feature ways for cyclists, runners and walkers to get to know each other and to enjoy the fun of races and sports events. If you’re a fan of the high-speed sport of jet boat racing, we’ve got a jet boat track nearby.

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