Welcome to Lime Hollow!

Whether you're visiting us here on the web – or visiting us "in person" at the Center, we're here to help make nature a part of your life.

Conveniently situated on the western edge of Cortland County in upstate New York, with properties in adjacent Tompkins County – the Center offers over 20,000 visitors a year free-of-charge, on-trail access to a 400-acre, geographically unique, and ecologically diverse outdoor oasis.

Come see for yourself why Lime Hollow is "where you belong!"


Tim Sandstrom, OCM BOCES New Vision Environmental Instructor, has retired. Check out this amazing video, produced and edited by his two children, Lauren Lawrence and Joshua Sandstrom. Please consider a donation to Lime Hollow's Environmental Education Center, which will continue Tim impressive legacy of field-based, quality environmental education!

Education Center

Lime Hollow has embarked upon a new phase of development, one that will increase our capacity, accessibility, and relevancy to the Cortland area community.

Education Center

Through a unique collaboration with our local Onondaga, Cortland, and Madison (OCM) BOCES, Lime Hollow Nature Center will cost-share the construction of a modular, functional, yet naturally elegant Education Center to serve both Lime Hollow and BOCES clientele.

In short, our project will create a truly unprecedented opportunity for high school students to build a new education center for other high school students! Through such collaboration and expansion, Lime Hollow will increase our capacity to both the general public and our future summer campers, and will offer BOCES New Vision an unparalleled, LEED-certified classroom to train the next generation of teachers, ornithologists, botanists, foresters, landscape architects, and conservation leaders. Learn More

Help support this project by donating today!


Adventure Day Camp2013 Day Camp Flyers ready! We offer nature-oriented day camps for children 3-14. Registration forms are available now. Don't wait - we usually fill up early!

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LH 20th AnniversaryAttention All Friends of Lime Hollow. As we enter our 20th year anniversary, we need YOUR help! This year, our annual newsletter, Woodland Whispers, will feature our members, campers, visitors, and friends! Learn More

E-newsletterSign-up for LH updates by email!
Want to stay current on what’s happening at Lime Hollow? Our paper-less e-newsletter – combined with our renowned Woodland Whispers newsletter (published only 1x a year to save paper) – is just the ticket! Learn More

LEED CertificationEnvironmental Education Center - Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture announces a partnership with OCM BOCES to build a new, LEED-certified Environmental Education Center. Learn More

Nature Feature

Trout Lily

"From my Sit Spot" by Pete Angie

Under a few inches of snow, the landscape is utterly transformed from brown and gray to stunning white. Snow and ice are the defining substances of Northern winter, and their arrival is exhilarating, though not without some drawbacks. Melting snow wets the knees of my jeans and chills my legs while I sit nestled in the branches of a fallen maple, listening to the gurgle of the creek and looking for whatever the woods may offer an observer.
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Gift Shop Spotlight

Our new gift shop is open! That’s right: Lime Hollow is no longer just a great place to get exercise, fresh air, and environmental info… It’s now also a "natural" place to buy gifts for others or treats for yourself.