Nature Centers in the Finger Lakes
A nature center is a place where you can experience and learn about local plants, animals, geology, folklore, and other aspects of the natural world. There are nearly 20 nature centers in the Finger Lakes. Most nature centers own land or are on land with trails. These trails are usually open to the public for free for hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, and other "quiet" activities. Most nature centers also have some building--a "center," a museum, or other facility--for which an entrance fee may be charged. Here you will find displays, seminars, and hands-on activities relating to nature. Visit these nature centers and learn about nature in the Finger Lakes.
Note: Although the information provided on these pages is fairly complete, it is always wise to visit the center's Web site to check out its hours of operation, its rules, and to print out a copy of its map. Many nature centers do not provide copies of their map other than that which is on a board at the center's trail head. Many of the nature centers have excellent, detailed maps on-line that are well worth printing out.
Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC)
Updated 10 September 2010