Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany

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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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  • While Visiting our Daughter and Future Son In Law this past weekend, I made a reservation for us to go on a Snow Shoeing hike at Albany Pine Bush. The Preserve is located just outside of Albany and en...  more »
  • I go on runs here. It's never too crowded, but you'll usually run into at least a couple of groups. It's pretty close to the road at some points, but its still a really nice way to feel like you're ge...  more »
  • I was very pleasantly surprised by the variety of trails to walk, nice signage explaining the flora you will see, very nice visitor's center.  more »
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  • While I wouldn't call this a location to go for a "hike" ... I would say this is a fantastic place to explore nature and much of its beauty. Some of the trails are sandy and are covered with pine needles and leaves so watch your footing. Depending on what trail you end up taking they may be challenging for some individuals. Have s good time, be safe, and enjoy the beauty that is nature.
  • My daughter, grandchildren and I went February 21, on a really warm day. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely walking the blue trail. Unfortunately, when we got home we discovered my grandson and I had ticks on us. Early for ticks so be cautious and check yourselves folks. We'll be returning in the spring better prepared.
  • Spring is coming, so get your hiking boots ready... Pick any trail and enjoy all Mother Nature provides! Watch for signs of animal activity...turkeys are doing their dance with their fans all open!
  • Beautiful preserve. Love to mountain bike here. Some Trails are smooth Sandy Rolling Hills, but some are deep sand with steep hills and twisty path.
  • Staff was welcoming, clean and informative. Much smaller than expected. Geared toward elementary school aged and older. My 2 yr Old was entertained for about 45 min. Anything outdoors were off limits due to weather ( winter ). May try again durring summer months.
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