Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • great outdoor trails to walk with family or friends on a nice day. I was surprised how big the trails actually were. Be sure to pay attention to the trails you're walking on as it easy to...  more »
  • The Pine Bush has great trails through all the preserves. Scenery is great! Perfect for a social distancing hike!  more »
  • Great experience for the entire family. Lots of hands on opportunities for kids. Both my 5 year old and 12 year old loved it. Next time we look forward to walking the trails. Being 90 plus humidity we took a pass on the trails but enjoyed the covered outside play area.
  • A fantastic place to experience nature alone or with a family. The nature centre is well done and there is a creative outdoor sheltered playground. Lots of wonderful pine habitat for hiking with a lot of cool creatures. I was also able to find the Karner Blue butterfly.

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