We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Hiking trails, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gifford House, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY
Phone Number: 845-677-5359
Website
Today
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
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
Bougie2012
,
Millbrook, New York

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Millbrook, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

New Paltz, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Millbrook, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Lagrange, NY
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Pine Plains, New York
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Go on their website. Many programs offered every month.

New York, NY
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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!

Fishkill, New York
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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.

Travelers who viewed Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies also viewed

 

Been to Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers