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Visit the Reserve

Norrie Point Environmental Center
Fall at the Norrie Point Environmental Center

The Reserve's headquarters at the Norrie Point Environmental Center within Mills-Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, Dutchess County, is located directly on the Hudson River and includes conference and classroom space, interpretive exhibits, a research lab, and a weather station. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we've tightened up the "building envelope" by installing foam insulation, energy efficient lights, new siding, and solar panels.

Public and school programs are often held at Norrie Point. Please visit the DEC Events Calendar for public events, and our Education webpage for more information on school programs/field trips.

Fore more information on the Reserve's field research sites, visit the links below the directions at the bottom of this page.

Directions

Installation of solar panels
Installing solar panels to the roof of the Norrie Point
Environmental Center

Norrie Point Environmental Center
P.O. Box 315 (U.S. Mail)
256 Norrie Point Way (Deliveries)
Staatsburg, NY 12580
phone 845-889-4745
fax 845-889-4749

From NYS Thruway Exit 19 and Rhinebeck: Thruway Exit 19, Kingston; at traffic circle, exit west onto Route 28, and in ¼-mile exit onto Route 209 north toward Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Cross bridge (the road becomes Route 199). At second light, turn right onto Route 9G south. At next light, turn right onto Route 9 south. Go straight through next light, then continue south on Route 9 for 6.6 miles. Turn right at entrance to Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. PREPARE TO STOP ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. Cross road parallel to Route 9, and continue into the Park. Cross bridge over railroad tracks. Take first left after bridge, following signs for Research Reserve and marina. Take next left and follow road to end, past marina on your right, 1.3 miles from park entrance. Park in large lot to left of building.

From NYS Thruway Exit 18 and New Paltz: Exit 18, New Paltz; go right (east) on Route 299; follow signs to Mid-Hudson Bridge. Cross bridge and exit right onto Rt. 9 north. Follow directions From South on Route 9.

From South on Route 9: Take Route 9 north from Poughkeepsie, pass Hyde Park and Vanderbilt Mansion. Slow down at Renaissance Rehabilitation (on left) and bear left at Staatsburg sign onto Old Post Road. IMMEDIATELY turn left again into Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. (If you pass Route 37 (North Cross Road) on your right, you went about ½ mile too far.) Travel 1.3 miles, following signs for Research Reserve and marina. Pass marina on your right, and follow road to end. Park in large lot to left of building at water's edge.

From North on the Taconic State Parkway: Exit at Route 199 for Red Hook/Rhinebeck; take Route 199 west to traffic light, bear left onto Route 308 to center of Rhinebeck. Turn left onto Route 9 south, and proceed 6.6 miles south on Route 9 to the entrance to Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. Turn right at entrance to Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. PREPARE TO STOP ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. Cross road parallel to Route 9, and continue into the Park. Cross bridge over railroad tracks. Take first left after bridge, following signs for Research Reserve and marina. Take next left and follow road to end, past marina on your right, 1.3 miles from park entrance. Park in large lot to left of building.

From South on the Taconic State Parkway: Exit at Salt Point Turnpike after mile post 58.4. Turn left onto County Route 17/Route 115/Salt Point Turnpike, proceed 0.5 miles, and turn right onto County Route 14/Hollow Road. Proceed 7.5 miles on Route 14 to Route 9G. Turn left on Route 9G and proceed for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto County Route 37/ North Cross Road. Route 37 will end after 1.4 miles at Route 9. Turn left onto Route 9 south and proceed 0.4 miles. Turn right at entrance to Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. PREPARE TO STOP ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. Cross road parallel to Route 9, and continue into the Park. Cross bridge over railroad tracks. Take first left after bridge, following signs for Research Reserve and marina. Take next left and follow road to end, past marina on your right, 1.3 miles from park entrance. Park in large lot to left of building.


More about Visit the Reserve:

  • Stockport Flats - Stockport Creek is the northernmost site in the Hudson River Research Reserve. It is located on the east shore in Columbia County, a few miles north of the city of Hudson, in the towns of Stockport and Stuyvesant.
  • Tivoli Bays - Tivoli Bays extends for two miles along the east shore of the Hudson River between the villages of Tivoli and Barrytown, in the town of Red Hook. Tivoli Bays includes North Bay, a large intertidal marsh, and South Bay, a large, shallow cove with mudflats exposed at low tide.
  • Iona Island - Iona Island is located in Bear Mountain State Park in the town of Stony Point in Rockland County. It is a bedrock island in the midst of the Hudson Highlands, bordered by two tidal marshes, shallows and mudflats.
  • Piermont Marsh - Piermont Marsh encompasses 1,017 acres and is on the western shore of the Hudson River just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The site includes the mile-long Piermont Pier going out into the river, the mouth of Sparkill Creek and extensive tidal shallows.