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Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River

(4.8/5 based on 90 reviews on the web)
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  • We've been to Bayard Cutting Arboretum on many occasions throughout the the year whether it be a Sunday afternoon concert or just a stroll through the grounds. However, just before Christmas I managed...  more »
  • Beautiful grounds with walking trails throughout the almost 700 acre arboretum with an historic home, gorgeous views of the Connetquot River, serenity, and delicious food in their cafe. You can also r...  more »
  • So beautiful to walk past the old trees and building from Long Island's history. A very nice park with trails and food service. Watch for eagles nesting. 
  • Went here for the day with my mom during the middle of summer. Beautiful flowers and a great place to just spend time reflecting. Great food at the restaurant as well. Best salad ever.
  • I visited this arboretum for the first time about two weeks ago. I gave it a rating of five stars for the vast amount of parking (if you have the Empire State pass which costs only $65 parking is free!), fields to enjoy, and trees and plants to enjoy, and the sheer beauty of the location. There is also a cafe that is located in the home that the former occupants lived in. The home and landscape was developed by William Bayard Cutting who started the sugar beet industry along with his brother. More of this information can be found inside the home, called "Westbrook.". If you travel enough on the property you will encounter a pond with snapping turtles and other aquatic critters as well. There is also a small island that looks out into the bay and canal area. Plenty of wildlife can be seen here including birds, fish, and turtles. The experience is definitely worth a lot more than the $10 admission it costs without the Empire pass. I definitely recommend it!
  • I go here to exhale. Beautiful natural surroundings, peaceful. Lovely cafe
  • A beautiful place to visit. All ages. Right on the water.
  • Great place to take the kids to go for a hike