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

Last night my son Odin and I sat outside in the dark of a snowy evening by a crackling fire, in lawn chairs. We'd shrouded ourselves in sleeping bags against the cold and the steady breeze that blew snowflakes sideways and slantwise out of the clouded sky...


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.

2016-17 Applications now available >>


February 5, Tracking Workshop
10 am, free admission

Linda Spielman, naturalist and tracker has worked in the field of environmental education for 20 years. Tracking is a great way to learn about your animal neighbors. The group will focus on identifying animals from their tracks and interpreting their movements in the landscape. There is always something to learn, no matter what your previous experience, so come out and see how much you can observe a simple set of footprints. We'll be doing some light hiking, but dress warmly. Tracking is not as vigorous as most other winter activities. All ages welcome.

February 18, Nature Hike
10 am, free admission (donations appreciated)

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.

February 18, Outdoor Skills Event
2 pm

February 28, Science and Suds
7-8 pm, Cortland Beer Company, 16 Court St.

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