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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.

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Directions

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.