Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve is located in the Town of Colonie, near the Albany International Airport.  Named after Mother Ann Lee, the founder and leader of the Shakers, the nature and historic preserve was established by Albany County.  The Mohawk-Hudson Bird Club lists this preserve as a good bird watching site in Albany County.

The preserve is generally located south of Heritage Lane adjoining Ann Lee Pond and eastward to Albany Shaker Road.  Parking is available in two nearly adjoining lots along Heritage Lane.

Trails map:

Trails at Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Trails at Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Read about the history of Ann Lee Pond.

Some views of this preserve –

Sign near parking area - Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Sign near parking area – Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Spring sunrise-Ann Lee Pond

Spring sunrise-Ann Lee Pond

Ann Lee Pond

Ann Lee Pond

Bridge over Ann Lee Pond

Bridge over Ann Lee Pond

Trail sign - Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Trail sign – Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Down on the boardwalk... - Long-abandoned boardwalk through swamp

Down on the boardwalk… – Long-abandoned boardwalk through swamp

Historical marker - Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

Historical marker – Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve

View my wildflower field guide for this nature preserve.  If you wish to download a copy to your smartphone or tablet for trailside use, simply scan this quick read bar code:

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