Below is a list of some nice places to take a hike or walk around the Capital District.  Please check with the facility/park directly for more information. Please be advised that many places have closed down their bathrooms and playgrounds due to the Coronavirus, but their trails and grounds remain open. However, things are constantly changing so make sure to check their websites and the Governor’s orders before heading out.

 

 

ALBANY COUNTY

 

 

Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Runs between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Albany, NY

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Bauer Environmental Park

Colonie, NY

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Buckingham Pond

Albany, NY

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Cook Park

The Village of Colonie

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Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Delmar, NY

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Huyck Preserve

Rensselaerville, NY

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Peebles Island State Park

Cohoes, NY

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Thacher State Park

Voorheesville, NY

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The Crossings of Colonie

Colonie, NY

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Washington Park

Albany, NY

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RENSSELAER COUNTY

 

 

East Greenbush Town Park

East Greenbush, NY

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Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton, NY

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Schodack Island State Park

Schodack Landing, NY

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SARATOGA COUNTY

 

 

Halfmoon Town Park

Halfmoon, NY

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Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs, NY

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Spring Run Trail

Saratoga Springs, NY

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Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

Rexford, NY

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Zim Smith Trail

Runs between Ballston Spa and Coon’s Crossing in Halfmoon

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SCHENECTADY COUNTY

 

 

Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

Delanson, NY

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Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail

Niskayuna, NY

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The Great Flats Nature Trail

Schenectady, NY

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The Indian Kill Nature Preserve

Glenville, NY

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The Lisha Kill Preserve

Niskayuna, NY

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The Plotter Kill Preserve

Rotterdam, NY

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The Schenectady County Forest Preserve

Duanesburg, NY

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