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“Peaceful”

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Ranked #11 of 70 things to do in Albany
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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.
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.

Thank Davesko16
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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 map. It was raining when it was time for the 45 minute Karner Walk so we sat in a meeting room, only 4 of us on a Friday, but an interested 4. The walk guide spent 15 minutes or so giving us the origins of the pine barren, how building Crossgates Mall negatively affected the area ecologically and all about the Karner. Fascinating stuff for the 4 of us. School children would enjoy more action and there are such programs available so advance planning is a good thing check out the website for the upcoming calendar and pre-registration. The rain had eased off so we took a short walk around one of the observation trails. A lovely visit and one that led into lunch and then the movies on a rainy day.

3  Thank Arthur L
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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.

Thank unwindwithspa
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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.

Thank Jimbo_Queens_NewYork
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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.

Thank Tony P
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