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Childs Mansion and Flax Pond Marine Laboratory

Shore Drive, Setauket (Old Field), NY 11733
From the Long Island Expressway (RTE 495): Exit 62, North on Nicolls Road (County Rte. 97) to the end
which is Rte. 25A. Left (west) on 25A (Main St.) to first traffic light (Quaker Path) across from Stony Brook Railroad Station. Right onto Quaker Path. At fourth stop sign on Quaker Path, bear left onto Mt. Grey Road (it is almost as if you are going straight and up a slight incline.) Stay on Mt. Grey Rd about a mile. Past West Meadow Beach - Trustees Road look on the left for tan brick pillars with spheres on the top- they are part of a fence and watch on the left for a "do not enter sign" and another small roadway with a white post with the name Crane Neck Road. Left onto Crane Neck Road. Follow Crane Neck Road for 1/4 mile; at bottom of sweeping right-hand descending turn Right onto Shore Drive marked with another white post and a forked entrance. The Childs Mansion is the large white colonial house on the left continue past it to the Flax Pond Lab and parking lot at end of Shore Drive on the left. Parking for both the Childs Mansion and the Flax Pond Lab is at the Lab parking lot.


If you have any questions or comments please email us at info@flaxpondfriends.org