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BFS Locations

Main Laboratory
5838 State Hwy 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-8778
Fax: 607-547-5114

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THAYER FARM COMPLEX
Lakeside Farm &
Upland Interpretive Center

7027 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY
(physical address)

Thayer Boathouse
7016 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

Rum Hill
Thurston Hill Rd.
Springfield, NY

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Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary
7290 State Hwy 80
Springfield, NY

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Greenwoods Conservancy
824 Zachow Rd.
Hartwick, NY 13348

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Upper Research Site
Otsego, NY

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Go Exploring at the Thayer Farm!

 
 

The Thayer Farm from Otsego Lake

Thayer Farm from Otsego Lake

Actively farmed fields

Actively farmed fields

The Thayer Farm is a 256 acre farm established by William Thayer (1775-1861). It was recently donated to the Biological Field Station by Rufus Thayer for the purpose of research and education.

The farm has lakefront property on Otsego Lake, a boat house, trails, and many acres of mature woodlands.

There are more than 80 acres being actively used for agriculture. Twelve buildings are being renovated for student and faculty use.

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