One thing about living upstate is the fact that when the nice weather rolls around our outdoors is to die for.

Great parks , lakes and outdoor recreation spots is just the right mix for a nice day out.

With summer rolling around and the good weather emerging its time to plan a cook out and enjoy the upstate outdoors.

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I have lived in Albany/Colonie area all my life and I'm very familiar with a lot of the outdoor cook out locations throughout the 518. My family is pretty big and that calls for us venturing out to different locations. How ever one of my favorite spots to enjoy a family cook out is at Central Park in Schenectady. I like that spot because it has everything in it.

Park,paddle boats, basketball courts, swimming pool, bike trial and even a ice cream parlor all in one location. If I had to throw a cook out I would choose Central Park.

What is your favorite cookout/ BBQ spot in the capital region.