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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Gifford House, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY
+1 845-677-5359
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Beautiful walks through the woods

Enjoyed walking the Cary trails through the woods and along the river; spent several hours there... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Thousand Oaks, CA
A delightful surprise!!

We saw this place by the side of the road and drove in to see what it was...we saw a gentleman and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Huntington, New York
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The Cary Institute is a not-for-profit environmental research and education center. Its staff is dedicated to understanding the natural world. Parts of the 2,000-acre campus have been designated for public access, its grounds provide visitors with a unique opportunity to connect with nature and view local wildlife. Hiking trails and internal roadways (for biking) are open from April 1 to October 31. The Cary Institute holds frequent free public programs.
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Gifford House, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY
+1 845-677-5359
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Enjoyed walking the Cary trails through the woods and along the river; spent several hours there. Cary has a beautiful fern grotto with meandering paths and a deck with chairs overlooking the river that runs through the property. It's shady on a hot day and...More

1  Thank Nski
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We saw this place by the side of the road and drove in to see what it was...we saw a gentleman and asked if it were a museum or something. He said it wasn't a museum but an "ecological think tank" where scientists addressed ecological...More

Thank M00kieMama
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Cary Institute is a very serious research facility for the study of the environment. It has several buildings and outdoor areas where research is conducted, so it is not a place to bring your grill and enjoy a cook-out, but it is beautiful and...More

Thank ap122013
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Instructive, stimulating lecture. The subjects vary from the effects of use of chemicals in our water, to lyme disease. etc..

Thank theresitia
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Beautiful campus with marked trails and picnic spots. Friday night lectures. Scientists are doing advanced research on Lyme disease, woodland ecology, stream and river viability and many other topics . No Dogs. nice interior roads for bike riding. Lots of wild life. A GEM! Call...More

1  Thank Bougie2012
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Great programs, greenhouse, grounds. Near innisfree gardens, trevor zoo make a day of it on way to berkshires.

Thank M S
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This place is a local treasure, and the lectures are very enjoyable. We came to the trails for a Fathers' Day picnic.

Thank Lillian H
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We originally discoverd this place on a field trip with our school. We have returned a few times, you can walk the trails or take a class when available. It is an amazing learning center.

Thank MrsBLagrange_NY
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Go on their website. Many programs offered every month.

Thank joan7770
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Hiking trails, science-focussed educational programs, and world renowned authors, scientists, and even artists lecture at the Carey auditorium on a regular basis. Even though I miss their former formal gardens, I respect their mission statement and adherence to ecologically minded programs. Well worth visiting and...More

Thank SweetSavory
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