Sports & Fitness

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00
Location: 
Meet at Cherry Plain State Park entrance

Introduction To Exploring Off Trail. Offered by Friends Of Cherry Plain State Park. Learn how to explore and enjoy the Capital District Wildlife Management Area by hiking off trail at 10 a.m. Bring a compass if you have one, along with a snack and water bottle.  Pre-register by calling 518-674-2747. Meet at Cherry Plain State Park entrance.  Rain date: Oct. 29.

Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 01:00 to 03:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Fall Foliage Hike from 1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. Changing foliage is all around. Come and join us for a 2.6-mile hike while we take in the beautiful scenery of this rare ecosystem. Ages 10+. Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family. Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00
Location: 
Meet at the Pear Orchard picnic area at Thacher Park

Fall Foliage Walk at Thacher Park at 10:00 a.m. Autumn colors bathe the escarpment during this peak time for leaf peeping. Walk along the Escarpment Trail and marvel at the beautiful colors of fall as we peer out over the cliffs. Along the way learn how to identify some of New York’s native trees, such as maple, beech, birch, and pine. Meet at the Pear Orchard picnic area. Please call 518-872-0800 to register. Parking fee is $6 per vehicle.

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 07:30 to 09:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY.

Birds Take Flight at 7:30 a.m. –9:00 a.m. It’s that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our science team in action as they capture and band birds! They are working together to learn more about birds migrating through the Pine Bush. There will be a short inside presentation followed by an outside observation period, and then back indoors for hands-on activities. Indoor portion will occur rain or shine. All ages.

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:15
Location: 
Thompson's Lake Campground

BKW PTA Jean Forti Run for Education/Family Fun Run at Thompson's Lake Campground - the Kids Fun Run will be at 12:15, followed by the 5K at 1 pm.

Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00 to 12:30
Location: 
Meet at the Hunger Kill Barrens trailhead (#10) at Albany Pine Bush

Event Type:

Take a break from your day, and join us for a 0.6-mile hike at Hunger Kill Barrens from 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. We will meet at the Hunger Kill Barrens trailhead (#10). Adults only. Free but Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center

Event Type:

Hike the Long Path in Thacher Park. 9 a.m. A varied hike through woodlands and open spaces. Moderate pace. Total distance is 8 miles. Bring appropriate clothing for autumn weather, good trail boots, trail lunch, and rain gear if appropriate. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. Contact leaders Jim & Bonnie Schaller at 518-861-7452, or email

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 07:00
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

Moonlight Walk at Thacher Nature Center. 7 p.m. Join us as we walk the Nature Center trails and enjoy the crisp air of a fall evening. We’ll watch for bats and listen for owls and coyotes as darkness falls. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 06:30 to 08:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany

Full Moon Hike. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy the Pine Bush at night with an hour-long hike under the “hunter’s moon.” We will plan to hike 0.9 miles over rolling topography stopping intermittently for night vision and sound observations. Ages 10+. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany. $3 per person/$5 per family. Registration required. 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 03:30
Location: 
Berne town park

Berne’s playground. Celebrating the official opening of the new playground equipment at Berne’s town park, 4 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place followed by a simple cookout. Emma Detlefsen of Emma’s Incredibles, will host a lemonade stand and bake sale starting at 3:30 p.m.

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