Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany

4.5
The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center transforms this globally unique destination into an exciting adventure where learning comes naturally through hands-on activities. As the gateway to the Pine Bush, the Discovery Center introduces visitors to everything that makes the Preserve rare and adventurous. With the help of many volunteers, the Discovery Center offers monthly outings and programs about the ecology, natural and cultural history of the pine bush area. The Pine Bush also provides hundreds of volunteers and partners with a rewarding opportunity for hands-on conservation

work. Volunteer researchers help by monitoring rare species and studying habitat quality. Through boundary posting, trail clearing, habitat restoration and interpretive projects, other volunteers are working to make the Preserve safe and enjoyable for all who visit and live here.
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  • Easy hiking some sloping hills but overall pleasant and easy hike, fun for kids lots of placards and a small museum. Sandy soil so no mud. Definitely use DEET because there are ticks unfortunately, wh...  more »
  • We had some time to kill Sunday morning in Albany, and were very pleased to find this special nature center not far from town. The center is based on a significant and noteworthy ecological site--the ...  more »
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  • I love everything about the pine bush. The lupine in the summer, the quiet trails to walk, the super cool conservation station and I attend lots of registered events like bird counting and am always fascinated by the educational seminars. My favorite one was learning about turtles!
  • Nice nature preserve with some hiking trails and a few biking trails. The trails are very Sandy so they dry out quickly. It's a great place to go in the early spring to avoid mud. Watch out for the ticks, they have more than their fair share.

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