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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • 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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  • Monday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 9am-4pm
  • Thursday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 9am-4pm
  • Friday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 9am-4pm
  • Saturday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 10am-4pm
  • Sunday Hours: Trails open every day, 24 hours; Discovery Center 10am-4pm
  • Tour Times: There are several tours offered each month (year round) and at different times of day www.albanypinebush.org/events/calendar
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