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Brinton Brook Sanctuary

Two Entrances Off Route 9A, North of Croton
Croton on Hudson, NY 10520

Brinton Brook Sanctuary offers three miles of hiking trails through a wide variety of habitats. The trails of Brinton Brook Sanctuary connect to the Highland Trail, part of the Croton-on-Hudson village trail system.

Please remember that a sanctuary is where all life is respected. Please do not injure or remove any animals or plants from our sanctuaries.

Brinton Brook Sanctuary is a good place to enjoy hiking, birding, wildflowers and scenic vistas. Dogs are permitted on leashes. There are no restroom or picnicking facilities.

For protection of the wildlife and habitat and the enjoyment and safety of our visitors, camping, fires, biking, hunting and motorized vehicles are not permitted in our sanctuaries.

Sanctuary History

In 1957 Laura M. Brinton donated 112 acres to National Audubon as a memorial to her husband and the following year responsibility for managing the sanctuary was assigned to our chapter.

After Laura Brinton's death in 1975, an additional 17 acres were added to the refuge by Mr. Brinton's niece, Ruth Brinton Perera. In 1991 National Audubon transferred ownership of the entire sanctuary to Saw Mill River Audubon. Management rights to an additional 27 acres were obtained from the Village of Croton-on-Hudson in 1998 raising the total area to 156 acres.

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