Sunrise in the pine barrens
Discover the Night


What happens as the sun comes up?

Early morning is a great time to explore the Pine Bush with the comfort of knowing the sun will soon rise. Hit the trails early in the morning and find a spot to watch the sunrise with friends and family. The dunes in the Blueberry Hill region of the preserve have a clear view to the east making this part of the Pine Bush a great place to watch the sunrise.

Start the day with us!

Watch this peaceful sunrise video to experience the pine bush as wildlife and humans begin to wake and start their day.

In the Daylight

Join one of our public programs! Fall Pine Bush programs will be very different than in the past. In response to current NYS phase 4 reopening guidelines, our new recurring Naturalist Walks will take place entirely outside and are open to only one individual, household or party. Please keep in mind that we have limited our program capacity to protect our guests. Try to limit the number of programs you sign up for so that others can participate as well.

Visit for additional details and to make a reservation.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

Click here to see when it's light and when it's dark.

Pine Bush Perspectives

You can get outside and go for a walk while enjoying the 2022 Pine Bush Perspectives Photo Exhibit along the blue trail behind the Discovery Center.