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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

#13 of 64 things to do in Albany Features Animals
New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-785-1800
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Unique Preserve with a Purpose

Visited in June of 2016 while on a family vacation through New York and Quebec. This is a very... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Nice easy hike

Mostly flat, There are several access points to the various trails. Some trails off Route 155 are... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Delmar, New York
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New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-785-1800
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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...More

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 2 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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank MattM86
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We arrived here after the visitor center had closed so we were only able to see the things outside. It was very nice. Our only problem was that we couldn't find a map posted to know how long the trails were. We began walking a...More

1  Thank PennsylvaniaNana
Reviewed 28 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 23 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

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