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Visit Cary

Discover ecology at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
Explore the hiking trails on our 2,000 acre campus. 

Note: Trails open early this year: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Our Campus

A field site for ecological studies. An outdoor classroom. Home to a weather station. A destination for hiking and taking in public programs.

Our 2,000-acre campus is all of these things and more.

Our campus is home to a research complex, analytical laboratories, an environmental monitoring station, classrooms, an education department, and an auditorium. The grounds are a laboratory for field research, with extensive studies on the ecology of Lyme disease.

While most of our grounds are set aside for field studies, parts of the campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment.

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Trails & Campus

Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in New York's mid-Hudson Valley, the Cary Institute offers visitors a range of recreational and learning experiences.

While most of our grounds are set aside for field studies, parts of the campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment.

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Conference Center

To provide the space needed to convene and create, the ground floor of the Plant Science Building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art conference center. Three large conference rooms and an open community space host meetings, conferences, and workshops. A library, three large conference rooms, and an open community space host meetings, conferences, and workshops.

The airy, modern renovation was designed by award-winning architects James and Hayes Slade. Please make an appointment prior to your visit: 845 677-5343.