Schenectady Bus Routes & Schedules

NEW for 2024 - service expanded to 10 weeks! Nature Bus Schenectady begins on Saturday, July 6 and runs every Saturday through September 7. CLICK HERE FOR THE CDTA SCHEDULE!

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center – City of Albany
Visit interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits and trails. The Discovery Center is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Restroom facilities are available.

Central Park – City of Schenectady
Visit the greenhouses, Music Haven Stage, public pools, Iroquois Lake, tennis courts, a dog park, and a disc golf course. Restroom facilities are available.

Collins Park – Village of Scotia
Enjoy the pond, baseball and multi-purpose fields, tennis and basketball courts, splash pad, pavilion, picnic areas, a playground, river front walking, and an amphitheater. Restroom facilities are available.

Reist Sanctuary and Kelly Adirondack Center – Town of Niskayuna
Self-guided activity for trails and restroom facilities are available.

CDTA Bus Schedule

Partner Programs

Additional environmental education activities will be posted soon!

July 13 at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center:
11 AM Community Science: Turket Tracking- Learn how you can help track wild turkeys in New York State while you are out and about this summer. Suitable for ages 6+. Click here to make a reservation for this event today!

1 PM Karner Blue Butterfly Walk - Come learn about the natural history of the Karner Blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction.
Click here to make a reservation for this event today!

July 20 at Reist Sanctuary:

Join ECOS for a guided tour of the sanctuary at 12:30 PM to learn how to identify many trees of interest as well as invasive species along the trail. No registration required.

August 3 at Collins Park:  
Join Schoharie River Center for a hands-on water quality and ecology lesson at Collins Park! No registration is required.

August 10 at Central Park:  
Join Schoharie River Center for a hands-on water quality and ecology lesson at Central Park! No registration is required.

August 31 at Central Park:
Stop by Central Park in Schenectady for a Art in Nature activitiy led by local artists Rosa Rivera and Rae Shelle Frase. No registration is required.

September 7 at Reist Sanctuary:
Join Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Associate Director Sarah Walsh for a birding walk in the Reist Preserve. Whether you are new to birding or a seasoned birder, you'll enjoy spotting the many species who call this sanctuary home! No registration is required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Sponsors & Donors

The 2024 Schenectady Nature Bus is possible thanks to funding provided by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and The Schenectady Foundation.