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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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Gorgeous and nice paths close to Albany

I go on runs here. It's never too crowded, but you'll usually run into at least a couple of groups... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Erin T
Lovely trails to walk.

I was very pleasantly surprised by the variety of trails to walk, nice signage explaining the flora... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
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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
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.

1  Thank vikingkids
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...More

1  Thank cjhenry
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...More

1  Thank Fudbutter
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
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...More

1  Thank dctrdan
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank steveredler
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...More

Thank theatrefanforever
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...More

Thank William O
Reviewed 27 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 -...More

Thank LuvtheAdirondacks
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