Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Albany is a wasteland, this place is great! There is literally almost nothing to do with little kids in Albany. My tot and older elementary kid had a blast. The discovery center is very geared to the....  more
    Albany is a wasteland, this place is great! There is literally almost nothing to do with little kids in Albany. My tot and older elementary kid had a blast. The discovery center is very geared to the....  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Perfect day trip for small children. Variety of trails for all ability levels. We recently attended an evening event with free ice cream, arts and crafts, and live music. Loved it! Please do this again! Great interactive exhibits that peak interest.
  • Cool nature reserve, went during Lupine Fest and met many cool environmental right advocates. Lovely people with a great mission; who doesn't want to save their home, keep it's natural beauty? If you are looking for a nice trail, some education on local wildlife/fauna, or just a nice view, this is a wonderful place hidden right under our noses in the capitol of New York! I think the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a must see for all locals!

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