Butler Memorial Sanctuary (Mt. Kisco, NY)

Butler Memorial Sanctuary

View from the bird watch grandstand Photo: Jane Daniels View from the bird watch grandstand Photo: Jane Daniels

This loop hike circles the sanctuary, passing interesting rock formations, old stone walls and wetlands.

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Butler Memorial Sanctuary is a 363-acre tract located in Westchester County. It is adjacent to I-684, and the noise of the traffic can be heard for part of the hike. However, for the most part, the trails lead through quiet, secluded areas, with unusual geologic formations and numerous stone walls. For its entire length, this hike follows the red-blazed Butler Trail, which loops around the...

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February 08, 2015
Butler allows dogs on a leash
<p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Butler allows dogs on a leash and have done so for about 5 years. The sign in the kiosk has not been changed.</span></p>
Walt Daniels
February 08, 2015
Online map available
<p>We found an online map for this park here: <a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/placesweprotect/easternnewyork/wherewework/arthur-w-butler-memorial-sanctuary.xml">http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/placesweprotect/easternnewyork/wherewework/arthur-w-butler-memorial-sanctuary.xml</a></p> <p>We saw contradictory information about whether dogs were allowed, but a sign right at the parking lot had specific language about being a responsible dog owner. Later at a kiosk, we saw a much smaller "No Pets are Allowed" sign.</p> <p>Some photos:</p> <p><a href="http://agiletrekker.blogspot.com/2015/02/butler-sanctuary-mount-kisco-ny.html">http://agiletrekker.blogspot.com/2015/02/butler-sanctuary-mount-kisco-ny.html</a></p>
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