Photo of red and yellow wild columbine flowers
Wild columbine flowers
Photo of purple and white wild blue lupine flowers
Wild blue lupine in bloom
Photo of pink lady slipper flowers.
Pink lady slipper in bloom.
Lupine Fest

Self-guided walks

Visit the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is open 24/7 for you to explore! With 12 different trailheads and over 20 miles of trail there is much to discover here. Open pine barrens, rolling grasslands, ephemeral ponds, cool steep-sided ravines and forests are all part of the Pine Bush Preserve’s tapestry of habitats. Visit for a quiet nature walk or bring a bike and pedal the sandy trails. Trail maps are available at all 12 trailheads as well as on line at and at the Discovery Center during our business hours.

Be sure to check our website for preserve “Alerts” before you go!

Spring wildflowers abound along the trails of the Pine Bush Preserve

Take time along the trail to stop and see the wildflowers! Wild blue lupine, pink lady slipper and wild columbine are just a few of the fantastic blooms you may encounter on a visit to the preserve this spring.

Come prepared!

Whether you come for a 30 minute stroll or a two hour hike, it's important to come prepared for a visit to the Pine Bush Presere trails.  Pick up a copy of our trail map at the trailhead kiosk or online at Be sure to check the website for "Alerts" before you head out. You may want to bring along...

  • Drinking water
  • Insect and tick repellent
  • Sunblock
  • Cell phone

We hope you enjoy your visit to the preserve!