Our base of operations is nestled between the waters of Shaker Swamp and the Taconic Mountains. Old relics of the lands' historic Shaker past dot the landscape, and the abundance of it diverse wildlife surrounds us.
Flying Deer Nature Center is located at the Abode of the Message, near Route 20 in New Lebanon, NY.
From the east: Take Route 20 west from Pittsfield, MA; cross the NY line and watch on your left for Darrow Road.
From the south: Take Route 22 north into New Lebanon and at the intersection turn right onto Route 20 east. After 1/4 mile, turn right onto Shaker Rd., which merges into Darrow Road after 1 mile.
From the west: Take Route 20 east into New Lebanon and turn right on Shaker Road (1/4 mile past the intersection of Routes 20 and 22), which merges onto Darrow Road after 1 mile.
On Darrow Road: Please obey Darrow School's 25 mph speed limit—this is very important!
To Program Parking Area: Turn right onto Chairfactory Road. After approximately 1/10 mile, turn left into the parking lot marked with the Flying Deer sign.
To the Flying Deer Discovery Den: Continue straight on Darrow Road (past turnoff to Chairfactory Road) and proceed approximately 1/10 mile up the hill until you see a large red barn on your right. Park in the large parking lot past the barn. The Flying Deer Discovery Den is in the big red barn on the first floor, facing the road.