Sunday, April 1, 2012

Week Thirteen: Buckingham Lake, Albany, New York

Today wasn’t super warm but it was still nice enough for a walk.  Mr. Free Albany and I decided to have lunch at Buckingham Lake.  It’s within walking distance from our house and we saw a lot of pretty flowers along the way.

Buckingham Lake isn’t very large for a lake but pretty large for being in the middle of the city.  There is a nice trail around the entire lake which totals .72 miles.  There were a lot of runners and walkers out enjoying the scenery.
In case you don’t know, Buckingham Lake is located between New Scotland Ave and Western Ave near Berkshire Boulevard.  It is surrounded by a freshwater wetland and supports a lot of wildlife that you usually don’t encounter in a city.  While we were there, we saw several ducks and geese swimming in the water.  There are picnic tables and benches and Mr. Free Albany and I enjoyed lunch looking at the water.  A small playground is also nearby.

If you haven’t been to Buckingham Lake yet and you live in Albany, it’s definitely worth a stop.  It’s a quiet and peaceful section of the city.  

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I used to go there all the time as a kid. Such a nice spot.