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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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SHINGLEHOUSE
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 trail but turned back because it was getting dark and we didn't know how long... More 

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 - when you visit this location. There is some beauty to this scrubby pre-historic land.... More 

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Thank andrew w
Albany, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is only a few minutes away.

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Thank Pat M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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 hike the preserve year round on your own. Where else can you be within a... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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 are other reviews mentioning ticks and there is plenty of signage along the trails to... More 

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South Glens Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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 desk was very helpful.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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 walking tour and check out the excellent museum facilities.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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 trail. It traversed the entire perimeter of the preserve and took us 'old timers' about... More 

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Albany, New York
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549 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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 road and they have fantastic kids programs. It would be very easy for a family... More 

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Islamabad
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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 .

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