Albany Riverfront Park and Corning Preserve
From downtown Albany, walk across the Hudson River Way, a pedestrian bridge, to reach these two Hudson River parks. In them you’ll find walking/biking trails, picnic tables, exercise stations, and panoramic views of the Hudson, often busy with fishing boats, college crew teams, private yachts heading to and from the Erie Canal, and, at times, the Half Moon, an exact replica of the ship Henry Hudson used to reach Albany in 1609. During the summer, an 800-seat amphitheater presents free concerts. At the Corning Preserve’s north end is a restaurant on a barge.
The entrance to the Hudson River Way is off Broadway not far from the visitors center; note the lampposts, each of which tells about a different episode in Albany history.
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition