We just received this great news from Joel Hecht, Stewardship Director at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve:

We are excited to let you know that the trails at the Schenectady Pine Barrens Preserve (SPBP) are all marked, mowed, and open for public use.  A map of the trails is attached below. Our seasonal staff Todd, Arianna, and Lena did a great job.  The next step for this winter is to get the trailhead kiosks out to bid and then installed in the spring/summer of 2024.  We will also be installing a small laminated trail map at each trailhead now that will be replaced with the larger kiosk map in the spring.

Please note that we are only promoting public access at three trailheads (see attached map below).  The fourth access behind the Woodlawn Elementary school is primarily for use by the teachers and students at the school, based on consultation with the school principal.  However, all four locations will have a kiosk installed in 2024.

Finally, the locust sprouts were treated this fall and the lupine planted last spring is looking great throughout the 21 acre site, thanks to funding from the Friends of Woodlawn.  The benches installed last fall by the City of Schenectady are all being used by SPBP visitors. Please visit the SPBP when you get a chance.


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