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, November 23, 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! Do not forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! Special thanks to Healthy Now and Heyer Physical Therapy!

Saturday, November 29, Tree Sale Start

Lime Hollow is Cortland’s first choice for gorgeous Christmas trees. You are sure to find that special tree. Handmade wreaths, centerpieces, and tree stands will also be available for purchase. There will be plenty of assistance on hand to help with your tree and wreaths of choice!

The Visitor Center and gift shop will be open extended hours just for the sale - warm-up inside and browse the gift shop. Special gift packages will be available.
And so much more!
All sales support your Nature Center. 
 Wreath Making Workshop on December 6th is currently full

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