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Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Gifford House, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY
845-677-5359
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Millbrook
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: The Cary Institute is a not-for-profit environmental research and education center. Its staff is dedicated to understanding the natural world. Parts... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Paltz, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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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.

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Lagrange, NY
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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.

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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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