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 >>


September Events

September Nature Hike on September 19th is cancelled

Saturday, September 26, Bird Language Workshop, 9am-12:30 Admission Fee: Members: $3 & Non-members: $5

Like Humans, birds make noises and behave certain ways to communicate with each other. Bird Language is the art of deciphering the language of the forest based on the actions of the birds. Learn the types of sounds birds make and what they are trying to tell you. With this skill you can develop a deeper enjoyment watching birds as you listen and interpret bird sounds around you. Workshop will include short presentations along with hikes along our trail.

Sunday, September 27, Trail Work Day, 1-4pm

338 McLean Road. 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!

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