Become part of a Capital Region community of Friends that
protects the unique habitat of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
We help people enjoy this special place and seize
opportunities to participate in local learning, scientific
research, and stewardship in the preserve.
Check out just some of the projects and activities we participate in and help support.
The entire Kings Highway area, as well as part of the Truax Trail Barrens, will be CLOSED for the next several months, starting on Monday December 5th. Tree thinning will be taking place on 109 acres and will require closure of trail head #9, the entire red loop, and the portion of the green trail west of the powerline.
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November 15, 2022
Discovery Center closed afternoon of December 13, 2022
The Discovery Center will be closed for the afternoon on Tuesday December 13, 2022 from 11:30 am - 4:00pm.
November 23, 2020
Discovery Center Closed for Holidays
The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will be closed to the public on the following holidays: November 24, December 24 & 25, 2022 and January 1, 2023. All preserve trails will remain open on these dates.
October 12, 2020
Hunting, Fishing & Trapping
Hunting, fishing and trapping are recreational activities that are carefully regulated in the preserve and across NYS.