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#62 of 176 state parks in New York

Best trails in Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum's purpose is "to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty, and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting." The current collection of fir, spruce, pine, cypress, hemlock and other conifers is probably the most extensive to be found on Long Island. Also found are extensive plantings of dwarf evergreens, rhododendron, azaleas, hollies and oaks, wildflowers and daffodils. With the park's ponds and streamlets, these plantings provide food and homes for land and aquatic birds, fox, raccoon and other wildlife.A permit is required to take wedding photos at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park. It must be obtained prior to the event and a fee may be required. Please contact the park for further information.

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Map of trails in Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Park information
691 acres
Park hours
All day
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(631) 581-1002
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#1 - Bayard Cutting Arboretum Loop
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
Walks, public buildings, and restrooms are accessible to handicapped persons. No pets are allowed and recreational activities such as bathing, picnicking, sports, games, and bicycle riding are not permitted on the grounds. However, Heckscher State Park, which adjoins the Arboretum, provides accommodations for picnicking and other active recreational programs.Show more