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Invasive Species A ... 6/28/18

We will host a series of programs as part of New York State’s Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 8 – 14, 2018.

Lupine Fest 2018 5/22/18

We rejoice in the arrival of spring with our annual Lupine Fest for the local community, held at the site of the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10AM to 4PM.

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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.