protection of the wildlife and habitat and the enjoyment and safety
of our visitors, camping, fires, biking, hunting and motorized
vehicles are not permitted in our sanctuaries.
We are grateful
for the continuing care of our sanctuary neighbors in protecting
this special habitat.
In 1957 Laura M. Brinton donated 112 acres to National Audubon
as a memorial to her husband and the following year responsibility
for managing the sanctuary was assigned to our chapter.
Laura Brinton's death in 1975, an additional 17 acres were added
to the refuge by Mr. Brinton's niece, Ruth Brinton Perera. In
1991 National Audubon transferred ownership of the entire sanctuary
to Saw Mill River Audubon. Management rights to an additional
27 acres were obtained from the Village of Croton-on-Hudson in
1998 raising the total area to 156 acres. [Trail
entrance road to Brinton Brook Sanctuary is on Route 9A in Croton-on-Hudson.
It can reached by the Senasqua Road exit off of Route 9. Turn
left, north, on Route 9A. The sanctuary road is on the right,
marked with a sign (see below).
The entrance road is 300 yards long and makes
a sharp left bend at the sanctuary's parking area before continuing into a neighbor's
private lane. Another sign is at the parking area.
A second entrance is at the top of Arrowcrest Road
where parking is permitted outside the entrance to Hudson National
Golf Club. A sign is at the trailhead. [Trail
of our sanctuaries are open to visitors free of charge, seven
days a week, dawn to dusk. Please contact our office if you want
to bring a group to one of our sanctuaries.
advance notice, we may be able to provide your group with a guided
tour. Even if your group wishes to visit without a guide, please
contact us in advance. For the best possible experience for your
group, we want to ensure that your visit does not coincide with
another group's visit. [More
About Sanctuary Tours]
sanctuaries are maintained by a part-time caretaker and volunteers
on trail maintenance days. A group of volunteer "Trail Walkers"
monitors individual sanctuaries and reports on their conditions.[More
About Trail Walkers]
Maps for Sanctuaries with Walking Trails
[Brinton Brook Sanctuary] [Choate
Sanctuary] [Graff Sanctuary]
[Haas Sanctuary] [Pinecliff
Sanctuary] [Pruyn Sanctuary]
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