These are the alerts you need to know

Visit this page regularly for updates.

Plan your visit with these activities and closures in mind and, for your own safety and visitor experience, please obey the area closed signs that are placed on the trails and at trailheads.


Invasive Tree Removal: Preserve Area Closure

Starting in early March 2024, 18 acres of invasive and non-native black locust trees will be removed from a site located west of New Karner Road and just south of Pinehurst Blvd. The tree removal is the first step in restoring this site back to the pine barrens it once was.  After tree removal the site will be planted with native pine barrens plants. During this time this area is temporarily CLOSED to all public use.

Please view the interactive trail map to see the tree removal locations. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this management work, please contact Stewardship Director, Joel Hecht at 518-456-0655 or 

Prescribed Fire Notifications

We cannot provide a specific schedule for prescribed fires in a given area due to the unpredictability of weather and fuel conditions. If you would like to be notified the morning of a prescribed fire, please subscribe below.

Preserve Management: Pine Barrens Restoration

The Kings Highway Barrens, at trailhead #9, is temporarily CLOSED while habitat restoration work is being completed.  This site was cleared of invasive black locust trees in early 2024.  Next the site will be stumped, graded and then planted with native pine barrens plants.  This is the first phase of restoring these 38 acres back to a pine barrens.  Please view the interactive trail map to see the tree removal locations as well as other preserve areas you can visit during this time. 

Click here if you need a mobile friendly version of our trailmap.

Please contact Stewardship Director, Joel Hecht with any questions or concerns. 518-456-0655 or 

Hunting, Fishing & Trapping

Hunting, fishing and trapping are recreational activities that are carefully regulated in the preserve and across NYS.

Tick Awareness

Please be aware that ticks, including deer ticks (also known as black-legged ticks), are present in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve as well as other natural areas in our region.