Parks NY- Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum is a NY state park located on the Connetquot River in Great River, NY. The land was gifted in 1936 to Long Island State Parks Commission to develop an arboretum which opened in 1954. Today the park is almost 700 acres featuring the Cutting Mansion, relaxing walking paths, and a farm.


  • River
  • Garden
  • Good Views
  • Seating
  • Flowers
  • Brunch

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Visit their official website. As with all NY state parks, the parking fee is $10 dollars during peak season and accepts the Empire Pass. The park is open on all days except for Monday when it is closed for maintenance.

Located at
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Hwy
Great River, NY 11739

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Entry pathway.

Artistic beauty can be found anywhere and everywhere, just look for it!

An island within the park, great, quiet spot to relax or read a book.

Dahlia Garden in early spring.

View from one of the many benches situated around the park.

Halloween decorations around the park add a fun flavor to the park in the fall.

One of the many pathways within the park.


Early growth in the Dahlia garden.

Dahlia garden at its prime beauty in the late summer and early fall.


Rabit freely hopping around the arboretum.

Ducks soaking in the sun on the river.

Bees hard at work.

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