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Night at the Disco ... 11/9/17

Visitors are invited to stop by the Discovery Center after normal business hours to play games, go on a guided hike and discover on this night, the exhibits come to life.

Endangered Karner ... 7/20/17

Twenty-five years after being federally listed as endangered, the APB population of the Karner blue butterfly has exceeded recovery goals for the local population.

See What's Underground!


Central to the Capital District of New York State, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is easy to access from both I-87 and I-90. Although there are 9 formal trailheads, the directions below will get you started at two of the more popular access points.

GPS Coordinates:

42.718694, -73.864771

From NY I-90

Take I-90 East or West to I-87 (Northway) North, follow directions for I-87.

From NY I-87 North or South

Take I-87 to exit 2W (Route 5 West). Travel west approximately 2 miles and turn left at light onto Route 155 West (New Karner Road). Travel approximately 1 mile to a second light. Turn left into 195 New Karner Road. Trailhead #1 (Karner Barrens East) is located at the rear of the Discovery Center parking lot at 195 New Karner Road. Trailhead #7 (Madison Avenue Pinelands) is another 0.25 mile at the third light where you turn right to the end of Madison Avenue Extension.