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.


Discovery Center reopens for limited hours

We’d like to welcome visitors back to the Discovery Center. Things will look a little different. We have modified our exhibits to make them hands-free and to comply with NYS guidelines. Visitation is limited. Please be prepared to wait to enter if we are at capacity. Masks are required for everyone over age 2.
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CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
National Library of Medicine: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NYS Health Department: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New York State Novel Coronavirus Hotline: (888) 364-3065

Our trail system remains open. Click here for more information.

If you have an emergency, dial 911. If you have general questions or an urgent matter please call (518) 456-0655 ext. 1250 or send an email to both of which are monitored regularly. 

NOTE: If you do plan on visiting, it should be for a solitary nature break. Please limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact, and avoid activities where you may come in close contact with other people. If you arrive at the preserve and crowds are forming, choose a different trailhead or return another time/day to visit.

Starting on Sept 23 & continuing through mid-Dec 2020

Invasive Plant Treatments 2020. Contractors will be treating invasive plants in various parts of the preserve. Visitors may encounter this work near some of the preserve trails although trails will not be closed while these treatments are taking place.  Invasive plants threaten the long term viability of the pine barrens and must regularly be eliminated. 

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.