Butler Preserve
The Nature Conservancy
265 Chestnut Ridge Road (mailing address)
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 244-3271

Places Nearby:
Westmoreland Sanctuary
Katonah Museum of Art
Muscoot Farm Complex
John Jay Homestead
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Butler is a 363 acre natural area serving as home to an abundance of wildlife. Though upland deciduous forest dominates most of the terrain, the sanctuary also contains a 30 acre red maple swamp, several smaller swamps, remnants of a cattail marsh, fields, and large rock outcroppings.

While the Director offers occasional educational tours, no formal programs are available for groups. However, adult groups and well supervised school groups are welcome to use the sanctuary, making it ideal for groups with their own naturalist. The only requirement is that the sanctuary be left undisturbed.

Individuals are always welcome to hike, photograph, study, etc.

As with most natural areas, there are no picnic or toilet facilities. Owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy.

Hours: Open daily from dawn to dusk. Note that the preserve may close for some fall months during hunting season. Call to confirm or visit the official website, linked above.
Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance.
Lunch: No facilities available. If a bagged lunch is brought in, refuse must be carried out.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: Located on Chestnut Ridge Rd. I-87 North to exit 8, I-287 east to I-684, exit 4. West on Rt. 172 to top of hill. First left onto Chestnut Ridge Rd. Go 1.2 miles to overpass (opposite Westmoreland Sanctuary) and cross over I-684 to Butler Preserve. 1 hour from the George Washington Bridge.

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