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Tips On Your Visit
A walk through the arboretum during any season can offer a unique experience.  To help you enjoy your visit, we have a few suggestions:
  • While many of our trails are open and grassy we also have an extensive network of wooded trails.  Due to the clay soils found at Pine Hollow some of the trails may be moist underfoot and rugged in places so we recommend you wear proper footwear.
  • The terrain of the property includes modestly sloping hills and flat areas that are grassy or mulched with wood chips which makes it difficult to push a stroller.
  • Depending on how far you wish to explore, please bring a water bottle in case the Visitor Center is closed.
  • If you wish, bring a field guide to help identify plants along the way.
  • Pets are allowed but must be kept leashed at all times.  Owners must clean up after their dogs.
  • Please respect the quiet and solitude of others.
  • Because the arboretum maintains "trees in a natural environment," poison ivy may grow close to trails.  Learn more about poison ivy at www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm049342.htm.
  • Don’t forget to download a map or pick one up at the Visitor Center to help guide you around the arboretum.
Enjoy your visit!  We hope you will return again and again to continue to discover and explore all that the Pine Hollow Arboretum has to offer.

Tick Awareness
If you participate in outdoor activities or visit natural areas such as parks and arboretums, you may be in an area populated by ticks.
Ticks are small, round spider-like insects which feed on a host such as people or animals.  They live in shady, moist areas at ground level and will cling to tall grass, brush and shrubs.  Ticks do not jump or fly.  They get on humans and animals by direct contact.  Once a tick gets on the skin, it generally climbs upward until it reaches a protected area on the body.

  Here are some tick prevention tips:
· Wear light colored clothing to make ticks easy to see
· Wear long pants and tuck the pant legs into tall socks
· Wear closed-toed shoes
· Walk in the center of the path
· Check clothing and exposed skin repeatedly
· Consider using an insect repellent specially formulated to protect against ticks
· Conduct a complete body check on yourself, children and pets when you get home. Remove ticks promptly and contact your  health provider if you have any concerns.
Learn more about ticks at NYS Department of Health website at www.health.ny.gov/publications/2813