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“Lovely trails to walk.”

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 6 September 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised by the variety of trails to walk, nice signage explaining the flora you will see, very nice visitor's center.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We recently moved to New York and decided to visit the Pine Bush during the blooming time of the Lupines which are a source of food for the Karner Butterfly. The visitor center was nice and informative with friendly inviting staff. We took a few of the hikes which are gentle, easy walking through the inland pine barren, not a lot of sites to see but worth seeing when the Lupines are in bloom.

1  Thank cjhenry
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Nice easy no elevation walk not far from the populated areas of Albany and Guilderland. Not all that thrilling for views and a bit buggy (wear DEET)

If you have the time, there are probably better places to walk about but if you are local and looking to stretch the legs, this is not bad.

1  Thank Fudbutter
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Took 84 kids to this venue. Staff super knowledgeable. Super friendly. They took a lot of time with the children making sure they were understanding of each child and question. Also highly recommended for adults. Clean and well maintained

2  Thank Transwizard
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited in June of 2016 while on a family vacation through New York and Quebec. This is a very unique preserve and I recommend it for those who can appreciate the biodiversity represented there. [I recall that it is one of only five or so such pine bush ecosystems in the US.] Unfortunately, we missed the Kamer Blue butterflies - but enjoyed our hike on the preserve trails.

I reserved one star only because we arrived in the early evening and the visitor's center was closed for the night. I would recommend visiting when this center is open.

Not a place to visit for those not interested in wildlife, biodiversity, nature for the sake of nature, etc. Pine bush ecosystems are not that attractive and this ain't no visit to the beach.

1  Thank dctrdan
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