These are the alerts you need to know

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Plan your visit with these activities and closures in mind and, for your own safety and visitor experience, please obey the area closed signs that are placed on the trails and at trailheads.


Prescribed Fire

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will be conducting a prescribed fire on Saturday, June 25, 2022. We will start at 11am and will be finished by dark.

We will be located near the intersection of Old State Road and East Lydius Street in the Town of Guilderland.

The Madison Avenue Pinelands purple trail will be closed from the powerlines to Old State Road until 6/26/2022.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Fire Manager, Tyler Briggs at


Prescribed Fire Notifications

We cannot provide a specific schedule for prescribed fires in a given area due to the unpredictability of weather and fuel conditions. If you would like to be notified the morning of a prescribed fire, please subscribe below.

Hunting, Fishing & Trapping

Hunting, fishing and trapping are recreational activities that are carefully regulated in the preserve and across NYS.

Tick Awareness

Please be aware that ticks, including deer ticks (also known as black-legged ticks), are present in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve as well as other natural areas in our region.