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 Closed November 28, 2019

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 28, 2019. All Preserve trails will remain open and the Discovery Center will re-open on November 29.


Tree removal starting on Tuesday, November 5

A portion of the Madison Avenue Pinelands, between the NYS Thruway and Madison Avenue Extension, will be CLOSED to the public starting on Tuesday, November 5 and continuing for several weeks while tree removal is taking place. Visitors are asked, for their own safety, to not enter this area until the work is completed.

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.

Hunting, Fishing and Trapping

Trail camera image of wild turkeys. Two are walking away from the camera and one is staring at the camera.

Click here to learn more about Hunting, Fishing and Trapping in the preserve.