Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Upcoming Programs and Events
Reservations required. Visit AlbanyPineBush.org/events or call 518-456-0655.
All programs and events are free unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, September 24, 2023 | 10:00 am
Our experts will guide you along this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and seasonal surprises and transformations. This program is offered in collaboration with the Hudson River Valley Ramble and is suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults.
Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 11:00 am
Join us for a mid-day foray into the Albany Pine Bush in search of mushrooms. Mr Steve Rock, advanced amateur mycologist and lifetime member of the North American Mycological Association will guide us as we search for mushrooms in the Hunger Kill Barrens (trailhead # 10). This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.
Friday, October 6, 2023 | 5:00 pm
Come join us for a 1.5-mile guided hike, during which we'll meet several different species of oak and learn about their importance to this rare ecosystem. This program is suitable for teens and adults.
Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm
Award winning local artist Kevin Kuhne will lead a plein air watercolor session where participants can capture their own perspectives of the Pine Bush in season. Hosted by Friends of the Pine Bush Community.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Volunteers who live within a half mile of the preserve are invited to learn how your efforts monitoring snowpack around the preserve can help us understand wildlife population dynamics.
Sunday, October 15, 2023 | 11:00 am
Join us for a short, inside presentation on the two species of fox that live in the Pine Bush. We will then continue outside for a hike to look for signs of foxes. This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.
Monday, October 16, 2023 | 5:00 pm
Learn more about the Albany Pine Bush by using microscopes to get an up close look at some of the things that make this such a unique place. This program is suitable for ages 8+.
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 1:00 pm
Fall is here, bringing us the colorful sights that we love. Join us for a session of nature journaling on trail! This will include a 0.9 mile walk with stops along the trail, learning and utilizing various ways to nature journal using our senses. All experience levels welcome, bringing your own supplies is optional. Suitable for tweens, teens and adults.
Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 11:00 am
Are fishers cats? Do they really eat fish? Come find answers to these questions and more at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center and along the trails of the preserve. This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.
Sunday, October 29, 2023 | 1:00 pm
Our experts will guide you through this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and observe seasonal surprises and transformations. This program is suitable for all ages.
Monday, November 6, 2023 | 5:00 pm
Humans have been hunting in the Albany Pine Bush for a very long time. Join us to learn more about hunting here and gain a greater understanding of the importance of these resources and their management. This program is suitable for ages 11+.
Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 6:30 pm
For countless generations, local Native people relied on the once extensive inland pine barrens known today as the Pine Bush for food, medicines, and other purposes. Join us for a presentation at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve to imagine what this nearly-vanished world was like five centuries ago. This program will be offered in a hybrid format. Participants can join either in person or remotely. Suitable for adults.