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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-785-1800
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Landfill = interesting, ticks = where?

I walked here in April, and it was a very pleasant, easy walk. You can make it as long or as short... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very Nice

We arrived here after the visitor center had closed so we were only able to see the things outside... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
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One of the most endangered regions in the Northeastern United Sates contains almost 6,000 acres of scenic and dramatic landscape rooted in glacial history.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-785-1800
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I walked here in April, and it was a very pleasant, easy walk. You can make it as long or as short as you like. In April, it was covered in snow and was quite magical. At times you'd have no idea you were next...More

Thank MattM86
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We arrived here after the visitor center had closed so we were only able to see the things outside. It was very nice. Our only problem was that we couldn't find a map posted to know how long the trails were. We began walking a...More

1  Thank PennsylvaniaNana
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Before you ride, walk, snowshoe, run, or hike these trails - be very VERY aware of what ticks are and how lyme disease works. There is a great likelihood you will pick up ticks - large, the deer tick and the large one from Texas...More

2  Thank andrew w
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place to visit and so close to everything. Trails are mostly easy especially if you stay on the side of the visitors center. We have always walked the trails on the opposite side. When you are in there it is hard to believe traffic...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you want a guided tour at night to find salamanders, or a day hike to find butterflies, visit the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. The preserve, a unique ecosystem, is the only home of the Karner Blue butterfly. The guides are great, but you can...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

I had come here a few weeks ago to do some trail running. The trails are very well-marked and easy to navigate and the difficulty level is pretty low. The foliage wasn't much to see this time of year, but that's to be expected. There...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a flat hike and this fit the bill. We only saw a few chipmunks, no birds or butterflies. Trails can be very sandy. The Discovery Center is very nice, something they should be proud of. The young man at the info...More

Thank willnotcook
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Always a great local place to take a short hike or run, the Pine Bush also has a fantastic history and unique natural elements. From the trees to the Karner Blue butterflies this is a must do in the Albany area. Try to catch a...More

Thank cstags
Reviewed 26 March 2016

After a breakfast buffet- we needed a walk! Pine Bush Preserve was just what we needed! The Preserve has added a very 'cushiony' path, made of recycled parking lot medium! What a Great Idea! Although we've trekked the PBP several times, we found a new...More

Thank GodLovesU2
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The Albany Pinebush preserve is a great place for a lot of activities. Personally I am a runner and I love the sandy Pine trails here. You can get several miles in without duplicating locations. It's also good for those who like to bike off...More

Thank mcdedrick
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