Do you allow dogs on your trail?
Yes, but only on one of our trails! The Lehigh Valley Trail extension from Gracie Road to Lime Hollow Road runs 1.1 miles along the old railroad right-of-way and is dog friendly. There is a convenient parking area and kiosk located on Gracie Road across from Gracie Pond, at approximately 3270 Gracie Road. See our full Pet Policy.
Where can I park when I want to go hiking?
Lime Hollow has five parking areas that are conveniently located near our trailheads.
All of our parking areas are marked on our Trail Maps, which are available online, at the Visitor Center, and in the kiosk just outside the Visitor Center at the main trailhead.
How many acres does Lime Hollow own and/or manage?
430 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, ponds, and streams.
Can I use my wheelchair on the trails?
Yes, we have a .2-mile “Trail for All” that is designed for wheelchair access, located near our Visitor Center on McLean Road. If you are looking for a longer accessible excursion, ask about our trail-ready wheelchair, with mountain bike tires, for venturing further into Lime Hollow.
Is there a fee to walk the trails?
No, our trails are open every day of the year, free of charge, from dawn to dusk. You can find a trail map on our website or at our Visitor Center on Mclean Road (either inside the building or at the outside kiosk nearby). Please stop in at the Visitor Center and ask how you can become a member and help support Lime Hollow!
Do you allow bicycles?
Currently, we do not allow bicycles on our trails. We are hoping to change that at some point in the future. Anyone interested in helping bring this vision to fruition, please contact our Executive Director.
Does Lime Hollow have ticks?
Ticks are indeed found at Lime Hollow. Ticks transmit various disease vectors from animals to humans. We encourage all hikers to take the following precautions when outside in the woods. Also, download Ticks amd Lyme Disease: A Guide to Preventing Lyme Disease.
Do you rent snowshoes and/or cross-country skis?
Yes, we have a great selection of Northern Lite snowshoes and alpine backcountry skis for adults. We have plenty of kids’ snowshoes. We now have youth skis/boots/poles, but our inventory is limited. Please check out our maps and rental prices, and call the Visitor Center for trail conditions.
Does Lime Hollow have any live animals?
We currently have one corn snake, Cricket. She is located at our Visitor Center on McLean Road. Stop in today and learn the story on how Cricket came to Lime Hollow. It’s a great tale, and Cricket is the kindest snake you’ll ever encounter!
Will Lime Hollow take an injured mammal or bird?
If Lime Hollow has a suitable staff member to rehabilitate or care for an injured animal, then we might be able to take the animal. If we can’t take it, however, we will point you in the right direction, such as Cornell’s Wildlife Health Center or its Hospital for Animals. In most circumstances, Lime Hollow will be unable to care for an injured animal. Please call us for more information.
What are your hours?
Lime Hollow’s hours vary by season. Usually, our Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from Noon-4pm. During the Christmas shopping season, we have extended hours. If you are uncertain, please call the Visitor Center at 607-662-4632. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
Can I hunt or fish at Lime Hollow?
Regretfully, we don’t have any hunting or fishing opportunities at Lime Hollow. See our complete Hunting and Fishing Policy.
How can I get involved at Lime Hollow?
Please let us know what your passions are and we will find an area or subject that fits your needs. We always, always, always welcome volunteers, interns, and donations!
Isn’t Lime Hollow a County Park?
No. Lime Hollow is a private, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The costs of keeping Lime Hollow open to the public throughout the year are met by memberships, summer & vacation day camps along with other programs throughout the year, individual and business donations, foundation grants, and the like. In fact, on average, less than 10 % of Lime Hollow’s annual operating budget comes from New York State, Cortland County, and the Town of Cortlandville.
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