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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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A highly recommended nature stop

We had some time to kill Sunday morning in Albany, and were very pleased to find this special... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Northern_Ibis
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Beautiful on a very hot day!

We came across this preserve whilst driving between towns on our road trip. It was a very hot day... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
APinkLady
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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.
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had some time to kill Sunday morning in Albany, and were very pleased to find this special nature center not far from town. The center is based on a significant and noteworthy ecological site--the Albany pine barrens. The trails are lovely and there is...More

2  Thank Northern_Ibis
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We came across this preserve whilst driving between towns on our road trip. It was a very hot day so we didn't do any of the hikes, just inside the visitor centre and the surrounding area. It's very interesting and lots of wildlife to see....More

2  Thank APinkLady
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The activities were wonderful for the students. A learning experience which was fun. Great for motor skills, listening exercise

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We stopped here to stretch our legs after a long, long car ride (four hours). The staff inside the visitor's center checked us in, and gave us a couple maps of the trails. The trails are marked so you have an idea of where you're...More

1  Thank Jenmboyd
Reviewed 23 April 2018

OK, not really in the city, but really close, considering all the trails. Great educational opportunities for the whole family.

Thank aliceb52
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a very nice place to walk, lots of trails and a very nice discovery center. They also have the nicest park bathrooms I have been in.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Bring your camera to photograph, in all four seasons, this beautiful nature preserve (on the far western edge of Albany). My wife is an artist and often gathers inspiration for landscapes from photos she took here.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was a very well done Discovery center at the Pine Bush Preserve. Many interesting nature exhibits, several interactive. The kids enjoyed it. It is small and you can see it in a relatively short time. Even though it was cold, we enjoyed some of...More

1  Thank rrrrbecca
Reviewed 23 January 2018

While Visiting our Daughter and Future Son In Law this past weekend, I made a reservation for us to go on a Snow Shoeing hike at Albany Pine Bush. The Preserve is located just outside of Albany and encompasses over 3000 acres of a Nationally...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I go on runs here. It's never too crowded, but you'll usually run into at least a couple of groups. It's pretty close to the road at some points, but its still a really nice way to feel like you're getting out of a city.

1  Thank Erin T
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