Attractions in Millbrook, New York

Attractions in Millbrook, New York
Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley, Millbrook, N.Y., is home to numerous area attractions for people of all ages. This charming little village is one of the best places to discover wineries, zoos, landmarks and much more, all within a drive of an hour and a half from New York City.

Trevor Zoo

Founded in 1936 by Frank Trevor, the Trevor Zoo is located in the Millbrook School, an area high school. As one of the only high schools in the country where a zoo is located, Trevor is home to numerous exotic and indigenous animals, endangered species and flourishing tropical forests. Visitors can also learn about the zoo and its animals through one of the many educational programs, classes, events and workshops that the Trevor Zoo offers.

131 Millbrook School Road
Millbrook, N.Y. 12545
(845) 677-8261

Wing's Castle

Constructed by owners/artists Peter and Toni Wing, the Wing's Castle is a seven-tower stone castle that was put together essentially from scratch with various refurbished materials from antique buildings. After 23 years of construction, the castle is now a gorgeous staple of Millbrook where guests can even enjoy the views of the Hudson from its towers. In fact, "the castle has often been compared to the works of Antonio Gaudi and to that of Michelangelo," according to Wing's Castle's website. Not only will visitors relish in the gorgeous architecture, but will be equally amazed by the inside of the castle, which is home to unique memorabilia and various collectibles from the military to random trinkets collected by the Wings. Additionally, the castle has been featured on numerous television programs, album covers, movies and fashion shoots.

717 Bangall Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-9085

Millbrook Vineyard & Winery

Considered a top-ranked winery covering more than 130 acres, the Millbrook Vineyard & Winery is planted with varietals of wine that include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Tocai Friulano, according to Millbrook's website. The winery also features guided tours where visitors can learn more about the wine offerings and taste some of the vineyard's best wines.

26 Wing Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
(800) 662-9463

Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum

Founded in 1983, the Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a 1,924-acre ecological center that offers educational programs, conferences and workshops. With no admission fee, visitors can enjoy the arboretum's nature trails, gardens, greenhouse, meadow and swamps.

Plant Science Building
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, N.Y. 12545
(845) 677-5343

Article Written By Serena Norr

Serena Norr has been a New York-based writer and editor since 2001. Her articles have appeared in "Time Out New York," "Tea & Coffee Trade Journal," "Time Out New York," "Film Monthly," "Shecky's," "Princeton Review" and "Beyond Race." Norr specializes in health and wellness, motherhood, and beauty-related topics. She attained her Bachelors of Arts in English at Hunter College.

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