If you’re attending the New York Invasive Species Summit at the Desmond in Albany, NY, use this page as a resource for information about the surrounding area. Be sure to click the links below for directions and more details about local activities, food, and more.
Parks and Nature
Take time to get outside and explore local parks and preserves, including:
The Crossings (5 minute drive from the Desmond) – large town park with trails for running and walking
Thacher State Park (34-40 minute drive from the Desmond) – located on the Helderberg Escarpment, contains numerous trails with excellent views of the Hudson/Mohawk Valley and Adirondack, Green and Taconic Mountains
Food and Services
Town of Colonie – there are a number of restaurants and services within walking distance or a short drive from the Desmond, including:
Wolf Road(1-5 minute drive from the Desmond) – food, pharmacies, gas stations, etc.
Quick bites: Chipotle, Panera, Jersey Mike’s, CoreLife, Wired Coffee + Bagels, Starbucks, Dunkin, etc.
Seated restaurants (variety of cuisines): sushi, Indian, Mexican, BBQ, American, etc.