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“Nice easy hike”

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Albany
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Mostly flat, There are several access points to the various trails. Some trails off Route 155 are sandy, some further west and east off Fuller Rd are packed dirt. Not much shade in many spots. Nice to not have to go far to get some quiet time.

Thank steveredler
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

An interesting nature preserve of sand that is host to the endangered species of butterfly known as the Karner Blue butterfly. The preserve, itself, is one of the largest inland pine barrens in the world. There are a lot of great hiking trails through the area, and an interesting center that educates you about the history of how the preserve was formed, and of the wildlife that benefits from living there. A must if you are interested in ecology, preservation and a rare inland sandy pine barren.

Thank Caroline V
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Some places you have to travel a little bit of distance to get away from the hustle and bustle of things here in Albany. This place preserve is very east to get to, easy access to the area and trails that allow you to take a brief brake out of your business of life. It's important to take a second to breathe, have a moment to yourself and enjoy a piece of heaven here on earth. I can only recommend to you that if your looking for a place to visit or chill out for a moment then there is no reason why you shouldn't stop by and "stop and smell the roses" so to say. There will be nothing to loose but EVERYTHING to gain!

Thank William O
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Having lived adjacent to this spectacular treasure for almost 20 years, it is ever changing, dynamic, educational and FREE. Huge inland sand dunes, the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly, blue alpine (a must for the Karner Blue), Gorgeous vistas, trees, trails, and in the Winter - cross country skiing. I believe the next closest ecosystem is in New Jersey. A rare treat anytime of the year and in our backyards.

Thank LuvtheAdirondacks
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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 to a busy road.
There is a landfill site at the far end, and it was actually quite interesting to see and learn how the land is used and affects the wildlife so makes this a plus.
Grantee it was cold and covered in snow, but the trails are very well kept that ticks shouldn't be a problem. Don't let scaremongering put you off a wonderful landscape to investigate and enjoy.

Thank MattM86
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