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Walking Directions

Walking directions to Cornell Plantations Nevin Welcome  Center in the botanical gardens.

From North Campus (including Balch Hall and Risley Hall):

Cross over Beebe Dam on the Triphammer Foot Bridge. Walk east along the path that parallels Forest Home Drive on the south side of Beebe Lake. At the clearing for the Class of '36 Overlook, cross Forest Home Drive to Plantations Road. A short path on the left leads to the Plantations entrance drive.

From North Campus (including Helen Newman Hall and Appel Commons):

Take the staircase a short distance east of Helen Newman Hall to the Sampson Trail. Continue on the Sampson Trail over Beebe Lake on the Sackett Foot Bridge. Walk up the staircase to meet Forest Home Drive. Take a right onto footpath that parallels Forest Home Drive. Cross Forest Home Drive to Plantations Road. A short path on the left leads to the Plantations entrance drive.

From Arts Quad on Central Campus:

Walk East on Tower Road to Garden Avenue. Turn left onto Garden Avenue. Turn right into the driveway between Martha Van Rensselaer Hall and the Computing and Communications Center. A sign marks where the Plantations Path leads into a wooded area. Follow the Plantations Path past the Deans Garden, and turn right at a T in the path. Cross Plantations Road. Another very short stretch of wooded path leads to the Plantations entrance drive.

From the Ag Quad on Central Campus:

Walk through the breezeway between Mann Library and the Plant Science building past Emerson Hall. Veer to the left behind the Mann Library addition to access a footpath leading downhill toward Beebe Hall. When the footpath intersects Plantations Road, cross the road to access the Plantations Road entrance drive.
To access the Mundy Wildflower Garden, walk through the Botanical Garden to the stairs on the north side of the Herb Garden. At the top of the stairs, cross Judd Falls Road to access a gravel path that leads to the Mundy Wildflower Garden.

To access the F.R. Newman Arboretum, walk through Mundy Wildflower Garden to the garden’s entrance on Caldwell Road. At the intersection between the garden entrance, Forest Home Drive, and Caldwell Road, turn right and continue on Caldwell Road a short distance to reach the Arboretum entrance on the left.