By Sarah Fiorello

Most of our areas remain open in the winter though some exceptions apply:

The F. R. Newman Arboretum is now closed to vehicle traffic during the winter months but pedestrians are welcome to explore the arboretum year-round. Parking is available at the Mundy Wildflower Garden parking lot off of Caldwell Road at the intersection with Forest Home Drive, directly across from the arboretum. View parking areas on our interactive map.

The trail through Cascadilla Gorge is now closed and will reopen in early May.

Closures during hunting season

Many of our natural areas are closed during the hunting season for archery and firearm hunting. Locations and dates vary from year to year. Visit this page for a list of locations and dates.

Plan Your Visit

From gorge hikes to garden strolls, Cornell Botanic Gardens is yours to explore.

Visitor FAQ

Review Visitor FAQs to make the most of your visit.

Nevin Welcome Center

Start your visit to Cornell Botanic Gardens at the Nevin Welcome Center, which is surrounded by a variety of specialty gardens.