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Innisfree Gardens

Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
845-677-8000
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Millbrook
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Private garden of 1930s heiress now open to public.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Private garden of 1930s heiress now open to public.
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English first
New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is amazing. We went on Sunday morning and spent almost two hours enjoying the place. If we had more time and it was warmer, I would have spent all day. YOu can bring food and just hang out in this beautiful place all day. it is a must see if you're in the area. Amazing, amazing.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went to this garden having just recently heard of it and it has been there for 50 years! What a wonderful place. I strolled its beautiful gardens and it took about 2 1/2 hours for me to explore its many areas. Unlike an 'Olmsted Garden' which constructs vast vistas for you to see... the theory proposed here is having... More 

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Amenia, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

In the middle of our contemporary frenetic lives this is a great spot to slow down and drink in the serenity that innisfree has to offer. Don't take my word for it go and see this beauty.

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Rochester, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A very large park/garden. Paths to walk on, benches to sit on, picnic tables to eat on. Yates wrote a poem about Innisfree. Waterfalls, trees, herons, ponds, etc. See if you can arrange for a presentation by one of the park workers to learn the history.

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La Grange, Texas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We spent about 3 hours walking the grounds of the gardens. Lots to see, very relaxing. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the homemade picnic tables and chairs. They give you a cook let that guides you through the gardens, which is very helpful. Waterfalls, rock displays, even a bog garden!

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New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Innisfree Gardens are so lovely and peaceful! We visited Innisfree for the first time before our wedding 10 years ago and fell in love with it. We decided to come back 10 years later with our second child - and realized all too soon that it was not such a brilliant idea to take our stroller with us! The paths... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful way to spend a day! Take a camera and a picnic lunch. Meditate, relax and enjoy the lake and the landscape architecture!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went out to Innisfree just to do some exploring and take some pictures. I was not prepared for how incredibly beautiful every element of this garden is! With neat little pathways, fountains, rock formations, and natural grace, I was thrilled with every little thing I could see. It is definitely a photographer's and nature lover's dream. I'm going back... More 

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What's NOT to love?? Waterfalls, rock formations and walls, bridges, cave, walkways, steps, paths, trees, flowers, wildlife, nice overlook picnic area. Totally worth the $6 entrance fee. Get a Brochure/Map before you start so you can find all of the features. Wear appropriate walking shoes. One downfall: bathroom facilities are extremely primative.

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Raphine, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Some gardens are right for plant collectors and some are for design lovers. Innisfree is a garden of peace, tranquility, and pure beauty. Although off the beaten path, it is certainly a top gem of the Hudson River Valley. It is in my all time top 10 destinations. Very highly recommended!!!

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