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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Address: New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
Phone Number: 518-785-1800
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Ranked #10 of 27 Attractions in Albany
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: One of the most endangered regions in the Northeastern United Sates contains almost 6,000 acres of...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Albany, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is an inland pine baron with fantastic trails for hiking running biking or horseback riding. Make sure you remember to do a tick check afterward.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Always s looking for something different to do on days out in Albany. This preserve is a fresh water pine barren in the heart of New York State and right in Albany. Be careful if you're using gaps though. It took me way round the back to a maintenance entrance! Shoot for the Discovery Center and use a hard copy... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I liked that my dog could run and enjoy nature. Beware- tons of ticks. Wear a hat and spray your dog.

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Queens, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Modern main building, with interesting exhibits and classroom space. Also, info booth and maps of well-defined nature trails throughout the preserve.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live in the Pine Bush area. It's a great place to take a walk i nlate spring or fall. Accessible from so many places. And with the Mall and Stuvesant Plaza nearby, you can get your nature, shopping and junk food in all in an afternoon.

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Albany, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice trails and surroundings with local flowers and trees, with a variety of elevations. Close to home. Not overly crowded.

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you walk the trails, you can imagine what this region looked like to the Native Americans. The Pine Bush is a unique eco-system that is endangered by encroaching development and a landfill from the City of Albany that should have been closed a decade ago. On Route 155 you can now visit the Pine Bush Preserve Nature Center, that... More 

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Middletown
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you are looking for something for the whole family, this is one terrific place to stop. We walked with dogs and infant around a well maintained path and then spent a bit of time at the nature center. (One if us had to wait outside with pups, as they aren't allowed in, but I think I had noticed a... More 

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Clarence Center, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Relaxing, interesting and even educational! Tour was led by a very knowledgeable young lady. The preserve was beautiful and we had a lovey walk along a well designated path. You can walk it alone or go with a guide. Nice thing about going alone is that you can stop for long periods if you really want to bird watch or... More 

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Schenectady, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took one of their gps classes and the kids loved it. We've been back for another family type hike. The museum area is small but interesting. Worth stopping in.

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