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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

#15 of 65 things to do in Albany Features Animals
New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-785-1800
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Not Worth the Risk

Before you ride, walk, snowshoe, run, or hike these trails - be very VERY aware of what ticks are... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
andrew w
Albany, New York
Walk in the park

Great place to visit and so close to everything. Trails are mostly easy especially if you stay on... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Pat M
Albany, United States
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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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  • Average11%
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-785-1800
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Before you ride, walk, snowshoe, run, or hike these trails - be very VERY aware of what ticks are and how lyme disease works. There is a great likelihood you will pick up ticks - large, the deer tick and the large one from Texas...More

2  Thank andrew w
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place to visit and so close to everything. Trails are mostly easy especially if you stay on the side of the visitors center. We have always walked the trails on the opposite side. When you are in there it is hard to believe traffic...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you want a guided tour at night to find salamanders, or a day hike to find butterflies, visit the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. The preserve, a unique ecosystem, is the only home of the Karner Blue butterfly. The guides are great, but you can...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

I had come here a few weeks ago to do some trail running. The trails are very well-marked and easy to navigate and the difficulty level is pretty low. The foliage wasn't much to see this time of year, but that's to be expected. There...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a flat hike and this fit the bill. We only saw a few chipmunks, no birds or butterflies. Trails can be very sandy. The Discovery Center is very nice, something they should be proud of. The young man at the info...More

Thank willnotcook
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Always a great local place to take a short hike or run, the Pine Bush also has a fantastic history and unique natural elements. From the trees to the Karner Blue butterflies this is a must do in the Albany area. Try to catch a...More

Thank cstags
Reviewed 26 March 2016

After a breakfast buffet- we needed a walk! Pine Bush Preserve was just what we needed! The Preserve has added a very 'cushiony' path, made of recycled parking lot medium! What a Great Idea! Although we've trekked the PBP several times, we found a new...More

Thank GodLovesU2
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The Albany Pinebush preserve is a great place for a lot of activities. Personally I am a runner and I love the sandy Pine trails here. You can get several miles in without duplicating locations. It's also good for those who like to bike off...More

Thank mcdedrick
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice place to visit. You can walk in the pines on various trails, or have a bicycle ride in the forest. Lot of literature is available for you to know about various pine trees and a bit of history. Good for kids day out .

Thank TravellerpkIslamabad
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a rare inland pine barrens and is a nice place to have a walk, trail bike, or run in a sandy pine forest.

Thank SeeTheWorldJames
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