About Albany County

From the Helderbergs to the shores of the mighty Hudson, Albany County is a unique blend of urban excitement and rural relaxation. It is the ideal place to live, work and raise a family. A trip through our 19 municipalities will impress you. Our villages, towns and cities are beautiful and they play host to the finest in food, lodging, shopping and entertainment. Whether you hike our trails, bike on our paths, visit our parks and museums or fish our streams and brooks, you will find it all here. Our current background image (above) was taken at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville.  Click here to submit a photo.


A reminder about the new area code dialing procedure: To make calls within the 518 or the new 838 area code, you need to dial the area code and phone number. Local calls within 518 or 838 areas do not require you to dial "1" before the number.

Healing Moments:
County Executive Daniel P. McCoy's community conversation on issues involving race, diversity and community policing, to build trust and heal divisions.
Albany County Land Bank Corporation
Lawson Lake County Park
Lawson Lake County Park

Open to the public year round, Lawson Lake County Park includes a lake, wetlands, forested upland, open fields, waterfalls and streams. Come for bird watching, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and more! About Lawson Lake County Park »

Senior Services
Senior Services

The Department for Aging works closely with its contracted agencies and senior centers throughout Albany County to provide seniors (60+) with high quality programs and services. For more information visit the Department for Aging's website or call (518) 447-7177