Bayville & Feeks Lane, Lattingtown, NY 11560
(516( 801 1458
DescriptionBailey Arboretum consists of forty acres of unusual plants and trees with relatively flat, "well-marked wooden trails," (website) winding through the property. There is a paved parking lot, but no handicapped parking spaces. Paved walkways lead to a Children's Habitat. Other accessible walkways lead to cages that house various rescued animals and birds.
Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are located in a barn-like building a bit up from the parking lot.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: easy walking paths
Places to rest: only in chidlren's habitat
Paths and walkways: some paved, some wooded
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: na
Width of aisles: na
Places to sit: na
Location of restrooms: in barnlike building, close by
Type of restroom: multi-stall
Ease of entry and exit: ramp to enter and exit
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: helpful
On the same day we visited Planting Fields Arboretum, we decided to drive down the road to the Bailey Arboretum, located in Lattingtown.
This site is very different from the other. It was not owned by a wealthy family, but by an amateur naturalist. It consists of forty acres of unusual plants and trees with relatively flat “well-marked wooded trails” (website), winding through the property. It is probably a wonderful place to snowshoe in winter.
There is a paved parking lot and paved walkways to a Children’s Habitat that has picnic tables, climbing features, and musical instruments. It is a “place where children can explore, climb, build, create, and make music,”(website). Along other accessible walkways are cages that house various animals and birds that have been rescued by the Volunteers for Wildlife.
Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are located in a farm-like building a bit away from the parking lot.
This seems like a good place for families: little games are provided for children involving the identification of plants and animals, the Children’s Habitat allows exploration, there are animals for viewing and a nice area for a picnic.
As always, we at Destination Accessisble, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.baileyarboretum.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”