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

Fall is, of course, a time of endearing beauty, radiant colorful leaves, brisk breezes, and of gathering in. So many creatures participate in a harvest of the abundance that the summer begot. White tail deer browse under the oaks near my sit spot eating acorns...


Environmental Education Center


We've reached 99% 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.


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.

2014-15 Applications now available >>


November & December Events

November 21, Nature Hike - Cancelled!

November 22, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we will bring the refreshments! Don't forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! Special thanks to Healthy Now and Heyer Physical Therapy!

November 28, 9am-6pm

Start of extended hours for our annual Christmas tree sale!

December 5, Wreath Making Class- Currently Full

3-5 pm, New Location: Education Center at 3277 Gracie Road. Embrace the holiday spirit as you make your own traditional holiday wreath. Use fresh evergreen boughs and other natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to complement your holiday decor. Please bring pruning shears, work gloves, wire-cutters and ornamental additions. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Admission fee includes boughs, wire, ribbon and instruction. Please call and reserve your spot.

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