Lime Hollow Nature Center
Peaceful Pond at Lime Hollow

Public Programs at Lime Hollow

Lime Hollow presents a full range of public programs. Here are some of our most popular!

Maple Sugarin' Day

For Central New Yorkers, the coming of spring isn't marked by the calendar. It's marked by plumes of steam coming from sugar houses in full swing. That's the signal to shed a layer and shake off months of cabin fever. For generations, making syrup has been more than a tradition- it's been a rite of passage from winter to spring.


Fishing Festival

This fun-filled program is focused on all things fishy! Come learn about water quality, aquatic life, and fishing at this all-ages event! Children ages 3-12 may try to catch and take home their very own lunker!


Music in the Woods

10-12 unique musical artists entertain visitors as they meander through Lime Hollow’s trails and Art Meadow. Music exists everywhere in the natural world; in our view, ecosystems pulse with the rhythms of life. Music can provide an accessible and enjoyable vehicle through which our environment can be enjoyed, studied, and appreciated. Past events have included area musicians such as Calico Moon, Colleen Kattau and Some Guys, Afro-Cuban Band Somos Diferentes, Paul Speight and his Didgeridoo, the JazzHappensBand, Howard Lieberman & Steve Daniels, John Busch and Friends, The Buerkles Family and Friends, and The Three Travelers. Our line-up of performers changes from year to year, but we always strive to bring in diverse artists from many different genres and backgrounds.


Trail Work Days

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! Please check our calendar for exact dates and times.


Robert Frost Walk

Join naturalist John Gustafson for a leisurely hike to picturesque Chicago Bog along the Arthur M. Phillips, Jr. Memorial Trail. 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!

Creatures of the Night

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. Special thanks to Homer Cross Country Team!