The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, sponsored by Trustco, is the gateway to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, providing visitors with interactive exhibits and activities. You are invited to explore the preserve's geologic and cultural significance, examine the plants and animals that live in this landscape, study preserve management principles, and consider human impacts on this sensitive landscape.
Restoration mowing of 142 acres is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 28, and continue into mid December 2021. Mowing is a technique used in preparation for prescribed fire and the ongoing maintenance of the pine barrens. Visitors are encouraged to check the preserve map (link here) for specific mowing locations, dates and trail/area closures. When areas are closed please visit other areas of the preserve for your own safety. Thank you!
September 09, 2021
Masks required inside the Discovery Center
All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask indoors at the Discovery Center.
October 12, 2020
Hunting, Fishing & Trapping
Hunting, fishing and trapping are recreational activities that are carefully regulated in the preserve and across NYS.