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.



From My Sit Spot
by Pete Angie

On a chill night I sat out against an oak with a spotlight in my lap. Desperately I was hoping to glimpse a flying squirrel gliding from one high branch to another, but each time my light blazed in the blackness it illuminated only dry falling leaves floating down and tapping branches, making slight sounds.


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.


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 >>



January 10th- Big Year Movie 6pm

Admission Fee $2/members and $4 not yet members

Lime Hollow’s theme for the year is birds and what better way to start the year than to join Lime Hollow for a movie showing of the movie, “The Big Year”. This movie stars Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson as three amateur birders who want to compete in a bird contest called the big year, a competition among birders to see who can see and identify the greatest number of species of birds in North America in a calendar year.

Limited space available. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 8th

January 17th, Nature Hike, 10am

Admission Free: 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.

January 18th – Training Workshop 1-4pm

Join Lime Hollow for a free winter event that will allow you to get first hand experience on either snowshoes or cross country skis. Call to reserve your spot today. Groups leave on the hour starting at 1pm. Last group will go out at 3pm.

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