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Save the Pine Bush

In search of the Karner Blue Butterfly
and a Yonderful Luncheon

Saturday June 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM


Meet at: Madison Avenue Pinelands — the very end of Washington Avenue Extension

Leader: Hugh Johnson • For More Information: 518-588-6708
or email 239rosewood@gmail.com

The May “Save the Pine Bush Hike” was rained out - so, we will try again to reverse the “Hughie curse” and hope for lots of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and humidity when we will tackle the red marked Sand Dune Trail at the Madison Highlands. The hike will be around 3 miles, maybe more if ALL are willing to try a few other adjacent trails. Hopefully there will be still some lupine, and those beautiful Blue Karner butterflies! Then we can look forward to that “Yonderful Lunch” with home cooking including REALLY good desserts!

Once again, take Washington Extension to Rt. 155, cross Rt. 155 and continue on the road which becomes Madison. Follow this road past the water tower and all the way to its end where there will be a fence. This is where we will start the hike.

Once again, lightning, high winds and or a soaking rain at the time of the hike WILL cancel the hike. I will provide weather updates on the listserv and Facebook. If you are interested in doing the hike contact me at 239rosewood@gmail.com or 518-588-6708.

Thanks, Hugh Johnson.

The hike is free and open to everyone!

Meet here:



The hike is free and open to the public.
Bring your friends!






A Note:

Save The Pine Bush is in need of more
hike leaders.

For the last few years ; the Save the Pine Bush outing leaders have been Andy Arthur, Claire Nolan and John Wolcott. Our outing events are once a month, always on a Saturday and usually the third or fourth Saturday. We three, however, are not always readily available and we’ve come close to having no hike at all for a given month as happened for the first time ever last month. To prevent this from happening again, we are appealing for more volunteer leaders.

With more leaders we can hopefully have hikes lead by persons with more time and less competing obligations for any given hike date. I and Andy are generally available for going over data about various Pine Bush area and routes. Please e-mail the Newsletter at pinebush@mac.com or call John Wolcott at 465-8930 if you are interested in volunteering for this. Hope to see you out on the trail!

Information for all hikes:

Note: Please wear appropriate protective clothing for the danger of ticks, bring deet or insect repellent to use before beginning the walk. Please take the usual cautions against ticks, and take the diseases they can cause seriously. Wear long pants, long sleeves,highbootsortuckpantsinsocks.Please stick to middle of path as much as possible . Check carefully fo rticks right after the walk and again as soon as you get home. We want everyone to be safe as you enjoy the outdoors!

Hike Free and Open to the Public!
Bring your friends!

Take the Bus!!!

And, you can now take the bus to the Pine Bush! The CDTA Suburban North Line now has a policy of letting people off at the Pine Bush Discovery Center on Saturdays only and only if you ask the drive to stop there.


For bike rides:

We will travel on the streets together, and follow all traffic laws. Please wear a helmet. Please note, all CDTA buses are equipped with bike racks, in case you want to use a bus for part of your trip to and from the beginning and end of the bike ride.


This page last modified June 18, 2018
Contact Save the Pine Bush at pinebush@aol.com.