COLONIE AIRPORT PARK TRAIL:

COLONIE, NEW YORK

-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-

Last Updated:       July 10, 2021

Length:                 Colonie Airport Park Trail; 1.3 miles

                               British American Blvd Bike Lane; 1.1 miles

Difficulty:             Easy. Mostly flat paved trail. One slight hill.

Directions:     

No official parking lots. The BIKE LANE along British American Blvd starts off Route 7, while the Colonie Airport Park Trail starts off Cornell Rd.

The Colonie Airport Park Trail and British American Blvd Bike Lane travel through Airport Park (business park) and past the end of a runway for Albany International Airport. From the end of the trail along Route 155 a short on-road section will bring you to ANN LEE POND NATURE PRESERVE .

Starting from Route 7; The British American Blvd Bike Lane travels south along this low traffic road. Enter the business park and come to Cornell Rd at 0.9 miles. Turn right and you'll pick up the Colonie Airport Park Trail just before the road ends, on your right after 1.1 miles. The wide paved Colonie Airport Park Trail travels past the business park and into the woods. Pass by a trail on your left at 1.3 miles.

Note; This paved spur trail takes you out to Airport park Blvd.

A slight hill takes you out alongside Albany Shaker Rd at 1.7 miles. A runway for Albany International Airport is across the road. You head back into the woods and come to an intersection at 2.1 miles. 

Note; Both trails lead to the same location, just on opposite sides of Route 155. I returned via the right.

Straight leads to a bridge over Route 155, where the trail travels down alongside Route 155. Come to Airline Dr at 2.4 miles and the end of the trail. If you cross the road the trail travels back up alongside Route 155 to the bridge.

Note; To check out the ANN LEE POND NATURE PRESERVE turn left down Airline Dr (low traffic). Take your second left onto Heritage Lane. Travel past the old Shaker Cemetery on your left and come to the 1st Heritage Lane parking lot for the Ann Lee Pond Nature Preserve after 0.3 miles. The 2nd Heritage Lane parking lot is just down the road. See Map below for trail. This is mainly a hiking trail, but the first section is a wide hard packed dirt, grass and gravel path that brings you to a boardwalk across the south  end of Ann Lee Pond after only 0.2 miles. Worth checking out all the lily pads. The trail on the other side of the pond is narrow, dirt and lots of tree roots. The Red Trail brings you to a boardwalk through a marsh at the north end of the Lake at 0.8 miles. Come to Meeting House Rd where a paved trail heads left to the 2nd Heritage Lane parking lot. Return to the 1st Heritage Lane parking lot after a 1 mile Loop.

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