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 >>



Sunday, October 12, Robert Frost Walk

2-4 pm. Join expert naturalist John Gustafson for a leisurely hike to picturesque Chicago Bog along the Arthur M. Phillips, Jr. Memorial Trail (entrance located on Gracie Road, approx. 1 mile from the Visitor Center). The natural beauty of the autumn season will surround you as John shares his favorite Robert Frost poems. This walk is sure to inspire and entertain! Free admission.

Saturday October 18, Guided Nature Hike- Cancelled

Thursday, October 23, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm. Look out for our new creatures and locations this year! Take a guided hike on trails illuminated by jack-o-lanterns and meet some nocturnal creatures along the way. Dan the Snake Man will be on hand with some of his scaly friends. Also, listen to Paul Speight as he tells stories by the campfire and plays the didgeridoo. Fun for all ages! $3 for members, $5 for non-members, children 3 and under are free.

Sunday, October 26, 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 will bring the refreshments. Please bring work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! Special thanks to Healthy Now and Heyer Physical Therapy!

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