This summer, we spent some time in the Tannersville/Hunter area in New York. On the way up, we looked for someplace interesting to stop in order to break up the ride. Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston, NY was the perfect place. In addition to the beautiful new playground, tennis courts, and the fields, there is the Nature Center that makes the place unique.
The Nature Center can be best described as a beautiful, well-taken-care-of free farm or petting zoo. There are volunteers constantly taking care of the many animals and offering visitors information about the animals and the Nature Center.
When we entered the area of the Nature Center we were greeted by two peacocks prancing around with their feathers on display. There are more than two dozen animals set within a beautiful garden. Picnic tables can be found in the Nature Center.
There are goats, alpacas, monk parakeets, peacocks, turtles, bunnies, a reptile exhibit and many types of goats. Visitors can bring vegetables from home and feed the animals providing a fun, educational and hands on experience.
Posted: September 29, 2022
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
125 Lucas Ave Ext
Kingston, NY 12401
There is no cost to visit the Forsyth Nature Center, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Brooklyn Bridge: 2 hours
Lakewood: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour, 10 minutes