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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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Birds Take Flight

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

It's that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our scie... View Details

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

  • September 14, 2014 - September 21, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Join us for a one mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and whi... View Details

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

  • September 25, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Join us for a one mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and whi... View Details

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

  • October 04, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Join us for one-mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white... View Details

Fall Foliage

  • October 05, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Changing foliage is all around. Come and join us for two-and-one-half mile hike while we take in the beautiful scenery of this rare ecosystem. Please ... View Details

Fall Foliage

  • October 18, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Changing foliage is all around. Come and join us for two-and-one-half mile hike while we take in the beautiful scenery of this rare ecosystem. Please ... View Details

Halloween Howl Prowl

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Join us for a howling good time at the Discovery Center! Our annual Howl Prowl will begin inside the Center with hands-on exploration of Halloween to... View Details

Pine Bush Time Travelers

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

Join us on this time traveling adventure through the Pine Bush. From Lot 42 to the 3200 acre Preserve, Albany's Pine Bush has been viewed differently ... View Details

Science Lecture Series – Prescribed Fire in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

  • October 16, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Tyler Briggs, Fire Management and GIS Specialist will discuss the planning and implementation of prescribed fire in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Th... View Details

Smokey Bear Day

  • October 13, 2014
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Address: 195 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205-4605

Drop in and meet Smokey Bear and friends at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center! Learn from Smokey how the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission use... View Details

Afterschool Adventurer

  • September 18, 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

Afterschool Adventurer

  • October 02, 2014 - October 16, 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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