We have visited Tawasentha Park for years, enjoying trails, walks, the pool, and more. This is a town park, and while residents are free, non-residents need to pay an entry fee during regular park hours, and an additional fee for use of the pool as well.
The park is easy to find. From Albany, take Western Ave (Route 20) to Route 146 West. Tawasentha Park will be on your left as you head towards Altamont. There is a large loop that goes around the park with many places to park.
We have been to Tawasentha countless times just to walk around and enjoy the park.
There are open areas to take leisurely walks, such as a garden areas.
There is also an actual trail system around the park. You can check out the trail map here. There are approximately 5 miles of trails to check out.
There are plenty of picnic tables and grills around the park. Since everything is so spread out, this is a great way to spend time with people during the Coronavirus pandemic, as there is plenty of space.
My kids have also enjoyed the playground for years here. I have noticed they have had a problem with ground bees for many years (as long as I can remember – over 10 years!), but somehow the bees don’t seem to react to people.
The Normanskill River snakes through the park, and is a nice place to walk down to, fish, or explore.
There is a pool open here in the summer. The pool is very nice, with a new, large pool house. However, we have noticed that the pool is often quite busy, with no parking nearby, so my tip is to plan accordingly. We are residents to the area, but have left the pool many times without even trying to go in, because the parking lots were overflowing and the pool was too packed for our liking.
There are different events at the park throughout the year, like National Night Out.
Tawasentha is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy what the park has to offer.
Visit the Town of Guilderland page for Tawasentha Park:
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This looks like it’d be the perfect place to go hiking in the fall – my favorite time of the year for hiking.
What a gorgeous spot. I know we’d love this park. This would be an amazing spot to see fall colors and get photos.
That looks like a beautiful area. I love all the trees and water. It reminds me a lot of growing up as a kid in Alabama.
This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I’m glad to see you getting out and about to enjoy some of the fall weather we’re having around here lately.
This looks like such a great time. Would love to visit with my family.
Those flowers look like lupines, but I didn’t know they grew in New York! I am always learning something new! <3
The plants are so beautiful. Such a wonderful place. Thanks for the pics!!
I love nature and love when kids discover it staying outside and visiting new places!
Wow! I would love to visit Tawasentha Park again. this place is really wonderful and has a lot of beautiful spots.
New York has so man great parks and nature reserves. Upstate is so gorgeous.
This park is wonderful, it has everything to make the day fun and enjoyable. Thank you for sharing, I love exploring new places.
Wow, the purple flowers are so lovely! We need to get to New York one of these days.
How fun! I bet that place is prettier during the fall when the leaves have already changed colors.
What a beautiful place and beautiful flowers, I would love to visit one day
That looks like a very beautiful place. I love going to places like these. They’re great for the whole family. Looks like a wonderful time there.
That is a beautiful park in or near a community. I would love to take pictures there.
love parks like these which offer something for everyone..
That is beautiful park to hike around and looks perfect for hiking, love that purple flower.
Is that a crawfish? What a wonderful experience and an idea for social distancing.
The amount of people allowed into a pool needs to be limited in some way. If anyone can get in for a price it ruins the pool for