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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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A great mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities. Informative and very well done... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
turntableshred
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Florida, Uruguay
Albany Pine Bush Preserve - A Best Kept Secret

I live near this site and pass it almost everyday on my way to work. For several years after it... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2015
Likes-to-Travel-52
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Upstate NY
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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 good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
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+1 518-785-1800
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US$20 per adult
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"blue butterfly"
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"discovery center"
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"sand dunes"
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"endangered species"
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"nearby trails"
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

A great mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities. Informative and very well done. Something for everyone.

1  Thank turntableshred
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

I live near this site and pass it almost everyday on my way to work. For several years after it opened I would say to myself that I should visit there. So, a few years ago my husband and I signed up for a lecture...More

2  Thank Likes-to-Travel-52
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

We had a great afternoon walking the trails. It's a little difficult to find but once there it was well worth it.

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you like hiking on nearby trails with friends (four legged or two legged), then this is a place to check out. There are extensive trails all over Guilderland that are very enjoyable. You can get a map at the Discovery Center. When you are...More

1  Thank CapitalDistrictGuy
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

This is a very nice nature preserve. They take care of it very well. many animals and insects to see along the trails. The main building had many exhibits to look at and the kids enjoyed all of the hands on activities.

Thank KurtVW
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

You can walk, hike, snowshoe and cross country ski in the Pinebush which I have done other then skiing. The trails are clear and well marked and you can choose long or short flat or somewhat elevated trails. They have an excellent visitors center which...More

Thank DAVID F
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

Park your car and take a hike. Albany Pine Bush Preserve is well laid-out for a good hike. Signs are posted to explain plants and animal life. Watch out for ticks during the season. But for a good hike, free of charge, it may be...More

1  Thank Walsh13k
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

After you park at the park headquarters, you can choose between 3 or 4 path, up to 2.2 miles, and even combine them. It's hilly, but not too much. Make sure to pick up a trail map from the park center (free) before getting onto...More

Thank Thomas R
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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.

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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
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