The 100-plus year-old European Weeping Beech tree at Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. (Aug. 8, 2013) (Credit: )
The sign along Montauk Highway in Great River announcing Bayard Cutting Arboretum is easy to miss. Unlike a conventional park, an arboretum is not a place for reunions and picnics, soccer games or walking the dog. Instead, Bayard Arboretum offers visitors a place to see thousands of unusual plants, shrubs and trees. Bayard's visitors also can tour a beautifully preserved historic mansion. THE GROUNDS
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