Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 04.09.20

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Coronavirus Update

ALBANY – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Offices and Discovery Center are closed due to concerns about Coronavirus. All scheduled 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.

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: Also, check our alerts page before you go out for information on certain trail closures and ticks.

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.

Use our online resources. You can find all kinds of fun activities on our resource page.

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.

Classie Lassies Girls Softball Spring Registration

AVERILL PARK – Registration is open for the Spring 2020 Classie Lassies Girls Softball season.  Girls ages 5 through 14 (must turn 5 in 2020) are eligible to join.  You can register on-line at  Contact for additional information.

Capital District Senior Softball League Looking for Players

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capital District Senior Softball League (CDSSL.COM) is recruiting players for their 55+ mens league. Call Wayne at 518-852-4308 for info.

Female Golfers Wanted

TROY – The Frear Park Women’s Golf league has openings in their Wednesday evening league. Players must be able to tee off between 3-5pm and have an established handicap prior to league start on May 6th. For more information contact Sherry at or 518-378-9589.

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