Playful graphic art of blue bus driving away from Albany skyline towards nature scene, cute yellow and purple butterflies, multi shaded green grasses, and a teal colored stream.

Nature Bus

Connecting people to nature one stop at a time!

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and CDTA are partnering once again to connect Albany City residents to nature. This
free bus service brings you to popular outdoor locations where you can enjoy free programming on most weekends. Take a guided walk, try out bird identification, or simply get to know nature... there’s so much to do!

Nature Bus 2024 begins on May 25! Click below for the PDF schedules from CDTA.

Nature Bus Albany-
Green Beaver Route to Five Rivers (Dates: 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28)

Nature Bus Albany-
Yellow Warbler Route to Thacher Park (Dates: 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/14, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5)

Albany Community Event

Meet nature Bus event graphic--cartoon image of blue bus driving down road with grasses and yellow butterfly. Party flags adorn top border of image.

Saturday, June 1, from 12 - 3 PM
Tivoli Lake Preserve

Join us for a fun and informative community event! Nature Bus location partners including Thacher State Park, Albany Pine Bush Preserve and DEC’s Five Rivers Environmental Education Center will have tables with information about Nature Bus and free programming riders can experience at each location during the upcoming season. Enjoy guided tours of Tivoli, activities for kids, and more!

Tivoli Lake Preserve is located at the corner of Livingston and Judson in Albany. This is a Nature Bus stop, so please visit the CDTA website to check the schedule for getting to this special event.

(All are welcome - RSVP below is suggested but not required)

RSVP here!

Schenectady Nature Bus

ECOS: the Environmental Clearinghouse and MHLC have teamed up with the CDTA to bring a limited Nature Bus trolley service to Schenectady! During three weekends this summer, enjoy free bus service and free programming at natural spaces within Schenectady County.

Schenectady Nature Bus 2024 service starts on Saturday, July 6 and runs every Saturday through September 7.


Albany Nature Bus Sponsors & Donors

Special thanks to the organizations who provide funding in 2024 to ensure this service is free including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Division of Communication, Education and Engagement, Saratoga Capital District Regional State Parks Commission – The Centennial Access for All Campaign, and the Albany Pine Bush Commission.