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Address: Gifford House, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY
Phone Number: 845-677-5359
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Description: The Cary Institute is a not-for-profit environmental research and...
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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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Millbrook, New York
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Millbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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 for hours. 5 minutes to Millbrook Village for shops and restaurants

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

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

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Millbrook, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

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

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Lagrange, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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.

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Pine Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Go on their website. Many programs offered every month.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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 Supporting!

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Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

There is a very good group of courses offered on various topics from landscaping design to plant care. The costs are reasonable and the staff is excellent.

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