Ann Lee Pond Preserve

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Ann Lee Pond Preserve is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

historic site

The pond is not very large, but is pretty and steeped in history. It was named for Mother Ann Lee, founder of the 18th century Shaker religious community. The preserve is owned and maintained by Albany County as well as the seven remaining buildings from the community. Although located in a bustling area today, this land was once all farmland and very rural in nature when the Shakers lived here.

25 days ago

Very buggy. Lots of overgrowth. Really had to work to find the trail at some points but very pretty in some parts. If you’re going to stick to the smaller loop right around the pond it would probably be most enjoyable.

Super buggy and short

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is a little tricky this time of year with downed trees and many areas on the trail under water. Easy to find yourself off trail but it could be due to the water issue. Nice distance for a walk and didn’t come across anyone out there.

4 months ago

A lot of down trees but you can tell they are clearing paths for people to get by. We very much enjoyed our walk. We will come back.

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