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NORRIE POINT

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The Norrie Point Environmental Center is home of the Reserve’s core programs, offering interpretive exhibits, classroom space, and educational programs to the public side-by-side with the Reserve’s research lab, weather station, and conference space for our professional training programs.

Our headquarters models environmental action, with a reduced carbon footprint from foam insulation, energy-efficient lighting, new siding, and solar panels.

Nestled among 1,000 acres of protected lands and waters in the Mills Norrie State Park, the Norrie Point Environmental Center is a place to come and experience all that the Reserve has to offer: from science and learning, to professional training and outreach, to a safe and beautiful place to enjoy the Hudson River.

Visit our education page for more information on school programs & field trips at Norrie Point. For a schedule of upcoming events, visit the NYSDEC page.

Mills Norrie State Park

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is situated on the Mills Norrie State Park, with more than 1,000 of protected lands and waters to explore.

Open for Recreation: Year-round
Fee: Free (fees associated with the Marina and Campgrounds; please visit Mills Norrie State Park for more information)
Allowed Uses: Parking, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Paddling, Boat Launch, Camping (may be seasonal or have other restrictions)

Directions

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.