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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Region: Albany Metro
  • Phone: (518) 456-0655
  • Fax: (518) 456-8198
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Located within New York's Capital District, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is one of only twenty inland pine barrens left in the entire world and widely considered to be the best example. The 3,200-acre Preserve is predominantly defined by gently rolling sand dunes that support an extraordinary fire-dependent habitat. Home to more than 45 New York State-designated Species of Greatest Conservation Need, including the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly, this globally-rare ecosystem also offers visitors 18 miles of trails for an assortment of non-motorized recreational opportunities including hiking, jogging, nature study, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing and canoeing.
The Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art interpretive center that introduces visitors to everything that makes the Preserve rare and adventurous. As the gateway to the Pine Bush, this LEED Gold-certified "green" building transforms a visit to our unique destination into an even more exciting exploration where learning comes naturally through interactive exhibits, the interpretive Discovery Trail, and numerous programs on the ecology, natural history and cultural history of the Pine Bush. Admission to the Discovery Center is free (there is a small fee for programs). The Center is now open DAILY weekdays 9AM-4PM, weekends 10AM-4PM (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). For more information, visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org or call 518-456-0655.

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Cookie Burner Stroll

  • December 26, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Looking for a way to work off those cookies and other holiday treats? Our "cookie burner stroll" is a fun way to get outside for some fresh... View Details

Discover the Pine Bush

  • December 14, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you thro... View Details

Feisty Fishers

  • November 30, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Are fishers cats? Do they really eat fish? Come find answers to these questions and more at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. We will start insid... View Details

Feisty Fishers

  • December 31, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Are fishers cats? Do they really eat fish? Come find answers to these questions and more at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. We will start insid... View Details

Mammals of the Pine Bush Drop-In Craft Program

  • December 30, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Come anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to make mammal crafts. We will provide the materials, just bring your creativity! All ages. View Details

Papermaking

  • December 06, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Turn old paper scraps into new paper and help conserve trees! In this program you will learn easy steps to making beautiful and functional recycled p... View Details

Papermaking

  • December 07, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Turn old paper scraps into new paper and help conserve trees! In this program you will learn easy steps to making beautiful and functional recycled p... View Details

Pine Bush Pups: Hoot Like an Owl

  • December 09, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

"Hoo-hoo hoooooo hoo-hoo" Let's hoot like an owl at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We'll explore the special ways that owls live their lives... View Details

Pine Bush Pups: Hoot Like an Owl

  • December 10, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

"Hoo-hoo hoooooo hoo-hoo" Let's hoot like an owl at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We'll explore the special ways that owls live their lives... View Details

Pine Bush Pups: Magic of Mammals

  • December 29, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

What makes a "mammal" a mammal? We will learn how to tell mammals apart from other animals and experience how it feels to be a unique mamma... View Details

Waddle Walk

  • November 29, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Looking for a way to work off those yummy holiday treats? Our "waddle walk" is a fun way to get outside for some fresh air and vigorous exe... View Details

Afterschool Adventurer

  • December 04, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Hey kids! Want to get some exercise and have fun outdoors? Well bring an adult and join us for our semi-monthly after school hiking adventure club. We... View Details

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