We offer education programs for learners of all ages. Our programs are Pine Bush focused, aligned with learning standards, and incorporate best practices in education and interpretation. We offer programs for families, adults, and groups including school groups of all ages, from pre-school to college and everything in between. Programs include hikes, lectures and interactive presentations on a variety of subjects including history, plants, animals and geology.
Special events are opportunities to join your neighbors, friends and local organizations to show support for pine bush. Whether its Smokey Bear Day, Earth Day or our Annual Lupine Festival our special events are fun activities for the whole family.
Dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking shoes or if there is snow on the ground boots, and bring drinking water. Bring a rain coat if there is rain in the forecast. Check out the local weather for the preserve here.
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.