|Trail closed for the winter for habitat restoration work.|
Tree thinning work is scheduled to start Thursday, February 16, on 78 acres off of Old State Road. This is expected to take about a month to complete. Trees that were treated last summer and fall to prevent resprouting will be removed, opening the forest and allowing sunlight to get back to the previously shaded pine barrens plants in the understory.
During this time the purple trail from Madison Ave Pinelands (Trailhead # 7) all the way to Old State Road will be CLOSED to all use. Currently the purple trail is closed from trailhead #7 to the powerline. This additional work is extending the trail closure from the powerline to Old State Road. The purple trail west of Old State Road will remain open.
Please visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/conservation/current-activities-and-temporary-trail-closures regularly for updates on exact trail closure dates.
If you have any questions about this or any other land management in the preserve please contact our Stewardship Director, Joel Hecht at [email protected] or 456-0655 x1213.