Teatown Lake Reservation
Teatown Lake Reservation
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About
Teatown Lake Reservation's mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship. We realize our mission through environmental education, stewardship of Teatown's preserve, and regional conservation of the Hudson Hills and Highlands. At the center of all our endeavors is teamwork and partnership, because nature conservation and environmental health are possible only when people and their communities work together for the common good. The Teatown team is made of our members, donors, volunteers, board, staff and program participants. Our successes are only possible because of their hard work and dedication to our mission. In addition, we seek collaborations with other organizations and businesses who share our vision.
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atravellingman
Arlington, MA89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Teatown can be difficult to find, but well worth the trouble. They have an excellent visitors center, with a few native animals on display, a gift shop and bookstore, and a series of rotating art shows.

Outside, they have a collection of native birds that had been injured and cannot be returned to the wild.

Beyond the visitor center, they have a beautiful lake and many hiking trails ranging from short family hikes to long treks to nearby other parks. Be sure and pick up a map for a nominal charge at the visitors' center.

Teatown also provides many lectures and workshops for all ages. Check the website for details. Visits are free for all, and the preserve is open every day. There is a small charge for non-members for the lectures.

Enjoy!
Written June 3, 2015
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Cinsational
Brooklyn, NY714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Me and my friend drove from Bklyn NY to this beautiful place..the nature center and everything around it was super nice n clean which I love. They had free water n coffee,clean restrooms and a telescope to watch the birds eating outside which was vey cool. They also had animals inside the nature center and info on them which I loved and the workers were super nice and helpful..we did 2 trails which were very nice and we're planning to go back soon to finish the other trails..I love how they keep the place so clean..there a lot of benches n benches with tables on the trails for testing and or having lunch which is very cool as well and dogs are allowed on a leash. We saw a few dogs and they were really enjoying the trail😀
You can find maps for all 5 trails inside the nature center and they can answer any questions you have as well. The orange trail I did I don't think it would be good for small children because it's right by the water and if you're not careful you can slip n end up in the water..I was a bit scared myself..water doesn't look deep but still and it goes deep high in the woods n then to comes down its a bit rough on the knees but still very fun..Thanks Teatown!
Written November 17, 2016
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196susannak
New York City, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Teatown is a very family friendly place to visit. We love to come here to hike and to discover. The reserve is well maintain. There are always fun things to do in the park. Our kids love the maple syrup demonstration in the fall. Walking through the wooden floating bridge is always exciting. We love to sit and watch the fish and the beautiful lotus floating in the lake. It's very calming and relaxing. Parking is free. Dogs are welcome!
Written March 15, 2016
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paul e
Cortlandt Manor, NY10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Beautiful quiet all natural. Wonderful place just to enjoy Mother nature. Ever seen a Bald Eagle up close? Enjoy the raptor exhibit. Small and quaint just a nice place to watch and touch nature.
Written March 9, 2016
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Sue M
Ossining, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely local spot for a shorter or longer hike. Suitable for all ages. Well laid out trails circle lakes or follow streams or criss-cross small hills. If it has been rainy, the trails might be muddy.
Written November 5, 2019
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pchack
Hicksville, NY290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We were on our way back from the new croton dam and randomly passed the preserve and saw a sign for the nature center so we decided to stop in and expolre and maybe get a quick hike in. We were very impressed with the grounds and the nature center was really cool with a few animals and a buch of virds of prey. They have a really nice gift shop with loads of cool unique gifts and toys for kids. There are several different trails to hike on the preserve. Great place to spend a few hrs wandering around.
Written March 4, 2018
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1HudsonLvr
New York City, NY117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
A great place for a long or short hike. Trails are clearly marked and there are many trails depending on have active you want to be that day
Written September 7, 2017
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morrigan76
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
This is one of my favorite walks in lower Westchester. Parking is free, there's a nature center with bathrooms. This place is perfect for all ages. There are several trails to choose from and I usually see some type of wildlife.
Written May 22, 2017
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bijou12
Lake Peekskill, NY68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Pretty park with many hiking trails, easy to difficult. Great for dog walking around the lake. You can bring a picnic, tables are available. Small museum and nature displays.
Written March 30, 2017
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JerseyJean
Basking Ridge, NJ394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
The wildflower island is accessible by reservation only, with a guide, although there are additional wildflower areas that are generally accessible. The island's flowers are often labeled, and a true delight to view. Depending on the season and your degree of enthusiasm for "knowing your wildflowers," this visit can be captivating. The pathways on the island (accessed by a walkway) are narrow but not difficult, and tour groups are kept small so that everyone can see what the guide is pointing out. Of course, if you don't give a hoot about wildflowers, this may not be the most interesting way to spend an hour or so! After the tour, there are a number of trails you can take to enjoy the surroundings (not necessarily many flowers along the way). Word of advice: the lakeside trail, 1.5 miles and taking less than an hour, is labeled "easy." Truly it is not difficult, but you should know there are long portions with many tangled roots on the path that require alertness, and there is a short section that ascends and descends fairly steeply, with a large rock and some stairs. None of it is challenging for a real hiker, but if someone were expecting a clean, level gravel path and wore flip-flops or shoes without any grip, they might have trouble.
Written May 27, 2016
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