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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.

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

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Current Activities and Temporary Trail Closures

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a natural area requiring a variety of restoration and maintenance management activities to improve and maintain the health of the inland pine barrens. Examples of management activities requiring trail/area closure include vegetation mowing, tree removal, prescribed fire, herbicide application, trail work and invasive plant removal activities.

This section of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve website provides information about these management activities especially as they relate to public use of the Preserve. Because these activities can be potentially dangerous the public is not allowed into these Preserve areas while management is occurring. Preserve trails or areas may be closed for several days, weeks or even months depending on the scope of the management project. Closed signs along the trails and at trailheads will provide additional location details.

Below is a list of Preserve management activities occurring or planned to occur within the next 12 months and their locations. We would ask that Preserve visitors plan their visit with these activities and closures in mind and, for your own safety and visitor experience, please obey the area closed signs that are placed on the trails and at trailheads.

We appreciate your understanding as we conduct essential natural habitat restoration and encourage you to visit our other trail opportunities.

All official trails are currently not open. See below for areas that are closed.

The Great Dune trailhead (#8) at the end of Willow Street will be temporarily CLOSED from 8 AM Monday, October 15 until wildlife habitat mowing at this site is completed (~5-7 days). Nearby portions of the red trail will also be closed during this time and are indicated on this map.

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Visit this website regularly for updates on exact trail closure dates.

Thank You.