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Employee emails and phone numbers can be located in our staff directory.

Mailing address:
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB
Millbrook N.Y. 12545-0129
Street address:
Tozer Ecosystem Science Building
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, N.Y.

Telephone: (845) 677-5343
Fax:(845) 677-5976

Visiting Hours

Main campus administration building: 8:30am-4:30pm

Trails and Roadways: April 1st - October 31st, trails open sunrise to sunset. Internal roadway gates open 8:30am - 7pm

Finding us

Cary Institute is located in northern Dutchess County, New York, approximately 70 miles north of New York City and more or less the same distance south of Albany. The Ecosystem Science Building, Auditorium, and Gifford House are on Sharon Turnpike, also known as Route 44.

Please note: because of a change in road designation, some online maps and GPS devices provide incorrect directions when inputting the street address (2801 Sharon Turnpike/Route 44).

Main Campus: 41.783622,-73.732357
Gifford House/Trail Head: 41.789588,-73.723959

From the North or South:

Take the Taconic State Parkway ( north or south) to the Millbrook/Poughkeepsie exit. Merge onto US- 44 East and follow for 2 miles. Bear left on US-44 E/Sharon Turnpike.

Main Campus: .3 miles on left
Gifford House/Cary East: .6 miles on left 

From the West:

Take NY State Thruway to Newburgh exit (Exit 17). Follow signs to Rt. 84 East. Go east across Hudson River (toll bridge). Take Taconic Parkway North to Rt. 44 Millbrook/Poughkeepsie exit (approximately 18 miles). Merge onto US- 44 East and follow for 2 miles. Bear left on US-44 E/Sharon Turnpike. 

Main Campus: .3 miles on left
Gifford House/Cary East: .6 miles on left 

From Connecticut and East:

Take Route 343 West until you reach Amenia. 

    Gifford House/Cary East: 11.7 miles on left
    Main Campus: 12.3 miles on the left