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Latest News

APBP Seeks Help fr ... 10/3/18

We are looking for neighbors that live within half a mile of the preserve to help track changing weather patterns by measuring the depth of snow in their own backyard.

Smokey Bear Day 20 ... 9/17/18

Our annual Smokey Bear Day is on Monday October 8, 2018, 10am – 2pm at the Discovery Center.


When is the Preserve open?

The Preserve trails are open year round, 24/7.

Is hunting allowed in the Pine Bush?

Hunting is a traditional and legal activity in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve regulated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Hunting is an important wildlife management tool. During your visit, you may encounter hunters on the trail during open seasons. There is a hunting brochure available in the brochure rack and all information can be found here.

Recreation Resources

While the Albany Pine Bush provides a special habitat for many plants and animals, it also provides visitors with an assortment of non-motorized, passive recreational opportunities including bird watching, hiking, jogging, nature study, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hunting.


Ensuring a Great Experience

The Commission’s recreation plan details recreational opportunities available in the Preserve, provides an analysis of existing recreation infrastructure, and contains recommendations for future recreational opportunities in the Preserve. Implementing this plan will enhance visitor experience and improve efforts to protect this unique ecosystem and its many rare species.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission offers monthly outings and programs about the ecology, natural and cultural history of the Pine Bush area.