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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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Address: New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
Phone Number: 518-785-1800
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

One of the most endangered regions in the Northeastern United Sates...

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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Visit to the Albany PineBush

This place is great and most of it is free, Nice trails to walk and interactive exhibits on the inside they have avariety of activities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great and most of it is free, Nice trails to walk and interactive exhibits on the inside they have avariety of activities.

Thank JamesTaft
Rexford, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lived in the capital district for 30 years but had never visited the pine barrens. On a frosty January day, decided to go with family. The visitor center was very nice, and the guide very helpful. She suggested the yellow loop--2.6 miles of very easy and picturesque hiking. Most of the vegetation was bare for winter but still quite... More 

Thank Mblalbany
Albany, NY
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127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren there. It is a wonderful place for children. Lots of hands-on activities, helpful and informative staff and a great opportunity for children to learn about the animals and plant life in the Pine Bush.

Thank albanywanderer
Palm Coast, Florida
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204 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is so very educational. I went there several times and I always learned something new each and ever time I went there. They have trails that they take the kids to walk and learn things about nature. They have story time for kids. They offer so many different things for the kids to do. An amazing place

Thank MariaCFC
Guilderland, New York
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Nice variability of trains from sandy to loamy. A couple of nice creek-side walks. The preserve is spread out over several tracts of land so there's different things to see/do. The nature center/interpretive center is excellent and the staff are helpful. You can hike, mountain bike, snow shoe, XC ski. And it is only 5-15 minutes away from Albany.

Thank TommySmo518
Albany, New York
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

a short walk into the area and you forget you are in the city. the pine fragrance is heavenly and you can't even hear the traffic from the highway that is a stone's throw away. easy to access, paved trails make it accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. unpaved trails take you deeper into the woodlands. fishing at the lake can... More 

1 Thank Wanda175
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a treasure within minutes of downtown Albany or Schenectady, and a great place to visit with children. Set in the unique to this area Pine Bush ( the residual edge of a former giant lake that covered much of the area) it affords the visitor a chance to walk trails amid scrub pines, and to seek out the... More 

1 Thank Suzanne M
Niskayuna, New York
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you like nature and environmental preservation, the Pine Bush is a great place to visit. In the wither you can snow-shoe the trails you walked during the other seasons. There are nine trails of moderate length - a pleasant way to spend an hour or two outdoors. The website warns about ticks, but if you stay on the trails... More 

Thank AKT0707
Florida, Uruguay
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A great mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities. Informative and very well done. Something for everyone.

1 Thank turntableshred
Upstate NY
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I live near this site and pass it almost everyday on my way to work. For several years after it opened I would say to myself that I should visit there. So, a few years ago my husband and I signed up for a lecture on ants. Doesn't sound that exciting but it was absolutely fascinating. We also had a... More 

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