Let's do an After Work Hike/Snowshoe at the Pinebush

We will be hiking a portion of the Blue Trail (.50 miles) starting at the Discovery Center to the connector (.18 miles) then to the red (.50 miles) and blue trail (.80 miles).  This hike will last approximately 1.5 hours and is easy.

If we have snow we will snowshoe.... let's hope. 

Here is a little history of the Pinebush:  The Albany Pine Bush is known as an inland pine barrens ecosystem. One of the largest of only about 20 other inland pine barrens worldwide, the Albany Pine Bush is globally rare. It was formed toward the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 - 15,000 years ago. At this time a large glacial lake stretched from present day Glens Falls, NY to Newburgh, NY. Over time, the water drained leaving behind the sandy deposits of the lake floor. These sandy soils now support the Albany Pine Bush ecosystem. Less than 20% of the original Albany Pine Bush ecosystem still survives today.

Appropriate hiking/snowshoeing footwear is recommended.

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

  • please be dressed for the weather, dress in layers
  • wear appropriate hiking/snowshoeing footwear
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • snowshoes if conditions permit
  • please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need
  • camera and binoculars if you have them

Directions to the Discovery Center:

From I-90: Take I-90 East or West to I-87 (Northway) North, follow directions for I-87.

From I-87 North or South: Take I-87 to exit 2W (Route 5 West).  Travel west approximately 2 miles and turn left at light onto Route 155 South (New Karner Road).  Travel approximately 1 mile to a second light. Turn left into 195 New Karner Road.   Trailhead #1 (Karner Barrens East) is located at the rear of the Discovery Center parking lot at 195 New Karner Road.

If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is[masked], feel free to call or text.  Look for my red Jeep Grand Cherokee!

I hope you can join us for this outing.

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  • Tim J.

    Very nice evening. Thanks Dorothy.

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Dorothy. Nice to get out with this group again. Perfect from begining to end!

    January 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks for a great evening hike Dorothy

    January 17, 2013

  • Richard K.

    Another fun hike .

    January 17, 2013

  • Marybeth Lawlor F.

    :( would have loved it. Maybe next time

    January 17, 2013

  • Jim

    Thanks Dorothy for an enjoyable evening on the trails, it was fun

    January 17, 2013

  • Marybeth Lawlor F.

    Looks like there's a lot of interest for this one. Could there maybe be a second group or second date?

    January 14, 2013

    • Anna T.

      Yeah, I'm going to have to drop out, because Caleb didn't sign up for the meetup :-(. I'd love a second chance too~! :-)

      January 14, 2013

  • Bob R.

    I am confirmed, but live in Catskill, so I have to be watchful of the weather. If it looks bad, I may have to cancel and do so a couple of days before the event so someone could fill my space.

    January 8, 2013

    • Anna T.

      Okay. Looks like my son and Jim waiting so far. Thanks for your kindness (stay safe in winter weather).

      January 8, 2013

  • Anna T.

    This filled FAST!!!

    I'd like to come with Caleb, and there's only room for one more person on the RSVP's~

    January 8, 2013

    • Anna T.

      How do I put Caleb on the waitlist~?

      January 8, 2013

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