Downy Woodpecker. Photo: Corey Finger/10,000 Birds.

sanctuaries

Saw Mill River Audubon owns eight sanctuaries protecting over 300 acres of wildlife habitat in Westchester County. People appreciate our sanctuaries as nearby places to connect with nature.

All of our sanctuaries are open to visitors free of charge, seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

All dogs must be leashed in our sanctuaries. Why? Unleashed dogs reduce habitat quality: birds and other wildlife will leave an area where dogs are off leash.
All dogs must be leashed in our sanctuaries. Why? Unleashed dogs reduce habitat quality: birds and other wildlife will leave an area where dogs are off leash.
Entrance sign for Brinton Brook Sanctuary on Route 9A in Croton-on-Hudson. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim

sanctuary links

Please contact our office in advance if you want to bring a group of more than 6 people and/or three cars to any one of our sanctuaries. Parking is very limited and there are other groups regularly scheduled to meet at our sanctuaries.

With advance notice, we also may be able to provide your group with a guided walk.

Even if your group wishes to visit without an Audubon guide, please contact us in advance to let us know when you will be visiting and the estimated number of vehicles and visitors in your group. Thank you.

visit our sanctuaries

At Brinton Brook Sanctuary on every second Saturday, join us for a free guided walk starting 9:00 am from the main parking.

Have you enjoyed visiting our sanctuaries?

Perhaps you appreciate how our sanctuaries . . .

  • protect wildlife habitat,
  • offer walking trails,
  • improve water and air quality,
  • increase nearby property values,
  • and add to the beauty of our communities.

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