Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Hwy. (Rte. 27A), Great River, NY 631-581-1002
Situated on 690 acres along the Connetquot River, the arboretum also operates an expanded organic CSA farm. Chicken and duck pens. Five nature walks (pinetum, wildflower, rhododendron, bird-watching, swamp cypress, assorted trees). Private and public tours available. Hidden Oak Cafe (631-277-3895) and Manor House overlook the great lawn to the river. Self Guided cell-phone tour. New and improved garden areas and walks, plus workshops and other events.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November-April, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April-October, closed Mondays. Season: All year