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Hunt-Parker Sanctuary

The James Ramsey Hunt and Mary Welsh Parker Memorial
Sanctuary comprises the 330-acre Bedford Audubon Preserve on the border of Lewisboro and Bedford. James Ramsey Hunt donated over 200 acres in the 1970s and Mary Welsh Parker left her house, Bylane, and 100 acres in her will. The 1720s farmhouse serves as the headquarters of the Bedford Audubon Society. The renowned perennial garden has been renovated using native plantings. The view presents a serene valley with two ponds and a neighboring Early American farmhouse with fields and forest rising up a steep hill. Across Todd Road from the farmhouse, the Jack and Louisa Baur trail climbs steeply through open meadow, affording a striking view across the valley. At the top, the trail joins the Ramsey Hunt trail system.

For more information, please contact Bedford Audubon at 35 Todd Road, Katonah NY 10536, 914-232-1999 or www.bedfordaudubon.org


Look out for...

Hardwood forests, rock outcroppings, streams and wetlands, views of the valley to the north from Parker and to the reservoirs to the south and to the mountains in the west.

Habitats found in this preserve

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Brownell Preserve ~ Goldens Bridge

Fox Valley Town Park ~ Goldens Bridge

Frederick P. Rose & Rockshelter Preserves ~ Cross River

Grossman Preserve ~ Waccabuc

Hunt-Parker Sanctuary ~ Goldens Bridge

Indian Brook Assemblage ~ (Grierson, Yarrow, and Mt. Holly Preserves) – Goldens Bridge

John Jay High School XC & Community Trail ~ Cross River

Leon Levy Preserve ~ South Salem

Lewisboro Town Park ~ South Salem

Long Pond Preserve ~ Waccabuc

Love Preserve ~ Vista

Marx Preserve ~ Goldens Bridge

Mountain Lakes Park ~ South Salem & North Salem

Mt Holly Sanctuary ~ Katonah

Old Church Lane Preserve ~ Vista

Old Field Preserve ~ Waccabuc

Onatru Farm Park & Preserve ~ Vista

Pine Croft Meadow ~ Waccabuc

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ~ Cross River

How to get there

There is an entrance and parking at Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah, and another entrance to the Hunt Sanctuary with parking on the west side of North Salem Road, near Mt. Holly Road.

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