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 >>


May Events

May 14, Bird Walk, 7am 

Location: Lehigh Valley Ext. Parking Lot, Gracie

Led by: Bobbie Monroe

May 21, Bird Walk, 7am

Location: Upper parking at Tunison Labs, Gracie Road

Led by: Matt Young

May 22, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. 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! Do not forget work gloves, appropriate clothing, and a water bottle! Let us know if you plan on participating.

Special thanks to Heyer Physical Therapy & Seven Valley's Health Coalition

May 24, Science and Suds Presents: , 7pm

Location: Cortland Beer Company

May 28, Bird Walk, 7am

Location: Visitor Center

Led by: Matt Young

Web Design by Sue Scott of The Cortland Connection