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

The level of bird song in the air has increased like the length of days—slowly yet noticeably, bringing excitement and pleasure to me and mine. The mornings are especially rich with it, and at my sit spot I close my eyes to hear multiple species calling and singing at once. What an awakening from the icy winter!


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.

Applications now available >>



September 9, Forest Preschool Meeting

7 pm, 338 McLean Road. Viewing of “School’s Out”, a documentary about forest preschools in Switzerland. Can you imagine sending your preschooler to school outdoors all year 'round? In Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia, and Japan, outdoor kindergartens are very common. Forest Preschools in the United States are on the cutting edge of early childhood education and are a stark contrast to the more traditional early educational experience. New this fall, Lime Hollow is offering a two day Forest Preschool program that will replace our popular Nature’s Keepers program. All families interested, please contact us for more information at 607-662-4632.

September 27, Guided Nature Hike: Migration

9 am.

September 28, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, meet at our Visitor Center. 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’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing, and a water bottle! Special thanks to Healthy Now and Heyer Physical Therapy! Let us know if you can make it.

September 30, Connie Wilkins Bird Lecture

7 pm, SUNY Cortland, Location TBD. Featuring Jack Jeffrey speaking on “Hawaii's Birds: Their problems, protection and preservation."
As a long time resident of the Big Island of Hawaii, wildlife biologist, photographer and birder Jack Jeffrey is intimately familiar with Hawaii's hidden valleys, remote rainforests and rare birds.

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