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

The first sign came this fall as bright orange ribbons affixed to the property markers, blowing in the breeze.  When I saw a man in the woods I went out to talk with him.  He told me of his plan to sell the timber around my sit spot, and build a few apartments. 


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 >>


June Events

Saturday, June 20, Guided Nature Hike, 10am
Join senior naturalist, Peter Harrity in a birding hike along Lime Hollow trails. 
Sunday, June 21, YMCA Father's Day 6K

Sunday, June 28, Carpool Bird Hike to Sterling Nature Center, 8am

Join Lime Hollow’s friend, Roy Rounsville in a traveling bird trip. We will bird up to Sterling Nature Center to see the heron rookery to catch the young before they leave the nest.

Please meet at the Visitor Center at 8am. Cars will be leaving shortly after 8am. If you are interested in participating you can RSVP by calling 607-662-4632 or emailing

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