The Corning Preserve is a 15-acre landscaped waterfront, park, entertainment venue and natural habitat area, supporting native species of animals and plants along the Hudson River in Downtown Albany.
The Corning Preserve is a major destination for urban and passive recreation, enjoyed by local residents and regional visitors alike. The Corning Preserve is the City's most direct outlet to the waterfront, offering opportunities for a variety of activity... hightlights include Jennings Landing, a favorite waterfront destination for festivals and entertainment, as well as a launch for boats and kayaks, a playground, many picnic areas and a restaurant for dining.
Bike or hike along the multi-use Corning Trail and you will connect to the regionally networked Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail. Summertime treats along the waterfront, such as listening to live music, boating and fishing, only compliment the simple enjoyment of taking in a view of the Hudson River.
Though already an opportunity for residents, visitors and local businesses, the Corning Preserve has received significant focus for many new and upcoming City endeavors in coordination with Albany 2030... updates to the LWRP, which provides guidelines to protect the waterfront in accordance with the NYS Coastal Management Program... the Corning Preserve Master Plan, outlining a redesign to improve access to the Downtown waterfront and other entertainment upgrades.