Fodor's Expert Review Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

Bay Shore

You can visit this 125-acre park over and over again and have a different experience each time. After enjoying refined gardens with statues and century-old trees, you may find yourself lost in a ramble of free-growing woods or the maintained trails of the Connetquot River. Keep walking north, and you'll come across a working farm. The arboretum, 8 miles east of Bay Shore, also boasts one of the largest collections of conifers on Long Island. The grand 1886 shingle-style mansion overlooks a great lawn that sweeps down to the river. The first floor of the house, including a charming café that offers high tea, is open to the public.

Quick Facts

440 Montauk Hwy.
East Islip, New York  11739, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Parking $8 (Apr.–Nov.), Closed Mon., Tues.–Sun. 10–4 (to 5 Apr.–Oct.)

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