Our Resources Are Here For You
We put together some information about Pine Bush resources that people can utilize during this time of social distancing and remote learning.
Please share with anyone who might be interested.
The Discovery Center is closed due to concerns about Coronavirus. All scheduled in person programs, activities and meetings are cancelled during this time.
The twenty mile trail system in our beautiful 3,350 acre preserve remains open though and we have lots of other resources listed below where you can find ways to interact with the Pine Bush.
Submit your photos to Pine Bush Perspectives 2020. Did you capture a great shot of a butterfly, frame a gorgeous sunset or zoom into the gills of a mushroom? Each visitor views the Albany Pine Bush from a unique vantage point worthy of celebrating. Share your perspective by submitting photographs taken in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve to our juried exhibit by midnight October 1, 2020. www.AlbanyPineBush.org/photo-exhibit
Go for a walk! There are 20 miles of trail in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Enjoy some fresh air and get a little exercise. Find a place to start from here: www.AlbanyPineBush.org/visit-the-pine-bush-preserve. Also, check our alerts page before you go out for information on certain trail closures and ticks.
If you would like to report something to us go to www.AlbanyPineBush.org/report
Take the 20 Mile Challenge! Walk all of the trails in the preserve and earn a little prize. Click here for more info and to download a checklist.
Download the Agents of Discovery Mobile Game. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a mission site for Agents of Discovery. Download the app onto your mobile device and go for a hike at Trailhead #1 near the Discovery Center. The app will prompt you to complete challenges along the way! Click here to learn more.
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.
Use our online resources. You can find all kinds of fun activities on our resource page. We're working on adding more every day. www.albanypinebush.org/learn-resources
Tell Your Pine Bush Story! We would love to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite spot, stories from long ago or why the Pine Bush is special to you.
Take a virtual field trip. Watch our new video. This 13 minute movie was co-produced by WMHT and gives a wonderful overview of the Albany Pine Bush and how you can get involved in its protection.
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