Get some great exercise and experience a sense of serenity at Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River

Go for a long walk and get immersed in some of Long Island's rarest scenery at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River.

News 12 Staff

Nov 26, 2020, 12:10 PM

Updated 1,237 days ago

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After indulging in a Thanksgiving meal today, you might want to walk it off tomorrow.
News 12’s Elisa DiStefano has a place you can go on today’s Road Trip: Close to Home.
Go for a long walk and get immersed in some of Long Island's rarest scenery at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River.
The 691-acre arboretum is a state historic park nestled against the shores of the Connetquot River. There’s a mile of waterfront to walk.
There’s something to see that’s in bloom and learn about every season, the arboretum considers itself a museum of trees.
Pick a path - and stop to admire beautiful bark.
This time of year, be sure to visit the Holly Walk when the berries are brightest - stroll the walkway through 200 types of holly trees - the shimmering trees are, of course, a symbol of Christmas.
Get lost in the towering firs. The arboretum has the most extensive collection of well-known, and lesser-known conifers on our island. The conifers of the Old Pinetum date back to the 1800s.
You’ll find unique trees like the dawn redwood. Some of the 75 to 80-foot tall evergreens are the rarest of their kinds - coming from faraway lands, including the mountains of Japan and Greece.
Stop by their farm and visit the chicken coop.
If all that walking works up an appetite, visit the Manor House and go inside to the café, or you can warm up, make a reservation to have high tea.
Get some great exercise while enjoying the lush landscapes and fresh air, and experience a sense of serenity.


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