John Burroughs Nature Center

John Burroughs Nature Center
County: Ulster Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: No, Dogs are not Allowed

The John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary is a pristine and rugged 200 acre oasis set in the Mid-Hudson River Valley.

There is a four and a half mile network of trails, including five that are newly constructed. They are rated easy to moderate and take you among rocky ridges, deep forests, and onto a peninsula in a stunning two-acre pond enabling you to experience the same forest, geologic formations, waterfalls, fern valleys, wildflowers, birds, and wildlife that Burroughs reveled in over a hundred years ago.

Trail features include a 55-step stone stairway, boardwalks (one through Burroughs’ former celery swamp), and a ladder up a cliff.

Download the Trail Guide on the website.

Open daily from sunrise to sunset



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