The Pine Bush Preserve

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve offers a wide diversity of recreational opportunities from hiking and snowshoeing to hunting and mountain biking. Over 20 miles of trails span the preserve from east to west and provide great recreational opportunities in the Capital District. The preserve is open year round, 24/7.

Explore & Recreate

From open view-scapes to deep ravines, the Preserve is a great place to explore any time of the year.  There are many ways you can explore: on foot, with a dog, on a bike and more!  Click on the image above to learn more about the types of recreation allowed in the preserve.

Albany Pine Bush landscape

Best Places

There are many special places in the Preserve to be found and “discovered” as your own “best” place.  Some are best for the view, others for the solitude and still others for the chance of seeing wildlife there regularly.  Have fun finding your places to enjoy all that the Pine Bush has to offer. Click on the image above to explore a selection of "Best Places".

Albany Pine Bush landscape

Go with the Experts

First time here, not quite sure about your navigation skills or just want to get the inside scoop?  Why not join us for a guided program?  Our educators offer guided programs year round.  Click on the image above to go to our Calendar.

Submit Your Photos

Submit your photos to our annual juried photo exhibit.  Learn more here.

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.