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 >>


January & February Events

January 31st, Tracking Workshop, 10am

Linda Spielman, naturalist and tracker has worked in the field of environmental education for 20 years. Tracking is a great way to learn about your animal neighbors. The group will focus on identifying animals from their tracks and interpreting their movements in the landscape. There is always something to learn, no matter what your previous experience, so come out and see how much you can observe a simple set of footprints. We'll be doing some light hiking, but dress warmly. Tracking is not as vigorous as most other winter activities. Free admission, all ages welcome.

February 20, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission.

February 21, Snowshoe or X-Country Ski Workshop

12 Noon - 4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join Lime Hollow for a free winter event that will allow you to get first hand experience on either snowshoes or cross country skis. Call to reserve your spot today. Groups leave on the hour starting at 12. Last group will go out at 3 pm. Free admission.

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