Best Easy Day Hikes Albany  by Randi Minetor

Best Easy Day Hikes: Albany Guide Book

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Albany  by Randi Minetor
Eighteen easy-to-follow hikes within a short drive of Albany, New York. Discover a region rich in natural and scenic beauty as well as history- including the aptly names Vroman's Nose, the dramatic Indian Ladder Trail, Schodack Island State Park, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and Saratoga National Historical Park.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Albany" Guide Book
Displaying trails 18 of 18.

Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.

It’s not often that we have an opportunity to see pine barrens, especially those in inland locations away from ocean coasts. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve offers a particularly high quality chance to ...
Albany, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
A quiet wood disguises a narrow, hidden path along the edge of Bozen Kill, with spectacular views of three waterfalls along its length.
Duanesburg, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
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This well-tended trail leads along an exquisite meadow, into the woods, and along wetlands for a full range of natural sights. Originally New York’s first state-run experimental game farm, Five Rivers ...
Albany, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.1
This multiuse recreational area offers its fields, streams, woods, and lakes for all manner of outdoor activities, from horseback riding to nature photography, as well as excellent fishing for a numbe ...
Albany, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.6
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Where woods meet wetland, habitats abound—so bring your binoculars and watch closely for birds, amphibians, and little animals as you circle this remarkable preserve.
Schenectady, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A rushing stream, two waterfalls, a quiet wetland, dry uplands and higher bluffs—this little preserve packs a whole lot of nature into a scant hundred acres. You will recognize the native hardwoods th ...
Schenectady, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
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Limestone cliffs, spectacular valley views, hanging gardens, jagged rock formations, and coves behind waterfalls: this is the must-see trail in the Capital region. Of the many excellent hiking opport ...
Albany, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
A merry stream, a forested ravine, and a fragrant wood of hemlock and white pine make this hidden preserve a Niskayuna neighborhood favorite.
Schenectady, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
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While the main attractions at Mine Kill State Park relate to water—fishing, boating, and swimming in the park’s Olympic-size pool—8 miles of trails give hikers the opportunity to enjoy the park’s succ ...
Prattsville, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.9
Walk a wide, paved path through lush forest and along wildflower fields to reach a fine view of the Mohawk River.
Schenectady, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.5
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Spacious water views surround this island where the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers meet, popping up from every angle as you walk the perimeter trail.
Waterford, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
This hike follows one of the easiest routes in the 632- acre preserve, which will bring you to both the Upper and Lower Falls from several viewpoints at the top and bottom of the gorge. In addition to ...
Schenectady, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.2
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Rolling fields, robust forests, and a dash of history—this hike tours the Revolutionary War battlefield in Saratoga while passing wildflower-rich meadows and bushes laden with berries.
Saratoga Springs, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
Tucked into the hills, this north-country forest and open wetland features remnants of the farming community that thrived here more than a century ago.
Schenectady, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Walk in the footsteps of native people who lived here 4,000 years ago on this slender island between the Hudson River and Schodack Creek. Today, you can enjoy this wilderness on an easy, level hike, w ...
Albany, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1
That special kind of trek that satisfies your body, mind, and spirit, the 35-mile Taconic Crest Trail delivers in the way only a long-distance trail can: Challenging uphill slopes end in long, easy do ...
Pownal, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.4
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A quick, steep climb leads to an outstanding view of the Schoharie Valley; bring a picnic lunch and linger at the top.
Middleburgh, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
This rural meander passes through woods and wetland to a burbling creek, disclosing a series of pleasingly tumbling waterfalls.
Schenectady, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
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