Lime Hollow Nature Center
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Welcome to Lime Hollow Nature Center

The Center encompasses nearly 430 acres of beautiful rolling hills and shallow glacial valleys (kame-and-kettle topography), forests, fields, streams, numerous ponds, including many marl ponds and vernal (seasonal) pools, a peat bog, and a great diversity of flora and fauna. Located on the border between Cortland and Tompkins Counties, in beautiful upstate New York, we offer over 12 miles of open-to-the-public, entrance-fee free trails, public nature programs, and adventure day camps for youth.

My Sit Spot in the Woods

 

From My Sit Spot
by Pete Angie

The first sign came this fall as bright orange ribbons affixed to the property markers, blowing in the breeze.  When I saw a man in the woods I went out to talk with him.  He told me of his plan to sell the timber around my sit spot, and build a few apartments. 

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Environmental Education Center

 

We've reached 83% of our goal!Environmental Ed Center

Latest Update!

Lime Hollow and OCM BOCES New Vision Environmental Science program both require greater teaching capacity — a shared goal that provides a natural partnership for a new educational facility.

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Adventure Day Camps

 

Adventure Day Camps

The entire Lime Hollow staff truly looks forward to each and every day during the summer. Come rain or shine, mosquitoes or deer flies, the excitement we see in the faces and the enthusiasm we hear in the voices of our campers makes us smile.

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Calendar

March

March 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated.

March 28, Maple Sugarin' Day

8 am -1 pm, 338 McLean Road. For Central New Yorkers, the coming of spring isn't marked by the calendar. It's marked by plumes of steam coming from sugar houses in full swing. That's the signal to shed a layer and shake off months of cabin fever. For generations, making syrup has been more than a tradition- it's been a rite of passage from winter to spring.

Visitor Center: Pancake Breakfast - open at 8 am

Members: $5, $2 under 12
Nonmembers: $7, $3 under 12
Under 3: Free

 At new Environmental Education center (3277 Gracie Road) this year! Discover how maple syrup is made! (9 am - 12 noon, free admission)
The Maple Sugarin’ Day is held in conjunction with the BOCES New Visions Environmental Science Class.

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