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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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This is an inland pine baron with fantastic trails for hiking running biking or horseback riding... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2014
Albany, New York
Pine Barrens are not just in New Jersey.

Always s looking for something different to do on days out in Albany. This preserve is a fresh... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2014
Arthur L
Asheville, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This is an inland pine baron with fantastic trails for hiking running biking or horseback riding. Make sure you remember to do a tick check afterward.

Thank Davesko16
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Always s looking for something different to do on days out in Albany. This preserve is a fresh water pine barren in the heart of New York State and right in Albany. Be careful if you're using gaps though. It took me way round the...More

3  Thank Arthur L
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I liked that my dog could run and enjoy nature. Beware- tons of ticks. Wear a hat and spray your dog.

Thank unwindwithspa
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Modern main building, with interesting exhibits and classroom space. Also, info booth and maps of well-defined nature trails throughout the preserve.

Thank Jimbo_Queens_NewYork
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We live in the Pine Bush area. It's a great place to take a walk i nlate spring or fall. Accessible from so many places. And with the Mall and Stuvesant Plaza nearby, you can get your nature, shopping and junk food in all in...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Nice trails and surroundings with local flowers and trees, with a variety of elevations. Close to home. Not overly crowded.

Thank Denise540
Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you walk the trails, you can imagine what this region looked like to the Native Americans. The Pine Bush is a unique eco-system that is endangered by encroaching development and a landfill from the City of Albany that should have been closed a decade...More

1  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 2 October 2013

If you are looking for something for the whole family, this is one terrific place to stop. We walked with dogs and infant around a well maintained path and then spent a bit of time at the nature center. (One if us had to wait...More

Thank 3432Sandy57
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Relaxing, interesting and even educational! Tour was led by a very knowledgeable young lady. The preserve was beautiful and we had a lovey walk along a well designated path. You can walk it alone or go with a guide. Nice thing about going alone is...More

Thank TSB9205
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We took one of their gps classes and the kids loved it. We've been back for another family type hike. The museum area is small but interesting. Worth stopping in.

Thank family_of_roone
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