Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture (LH) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide year-round environmental education and recreation opportunities through utilization and protection of the natural and cultural attributes of the Lime Hollow area.
It has operated since 1993 on land and in facilities owned by the federal government (Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science) through a cooperative lease agreement.
Trails are open seven days per week from daylight to dark and offer visitors opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, birding, nature study and solitude.
Located only three miles from the City of Cortland, LH is an easy twenty-minute drive from the Ithaca airport and Cornell University.
LH offers the following programs and services:
Environmental Education Field Trip and In-School Programs
Daylong field trips for elementary school children to LH in the fall and spring seasons. In winter months, LH educators visit schools to teach about a variety of natural and culturally related topics, including bio-diversity, winter survival of plants and animals, endangered species and maple sugaring.
Winter, Spring, and Summer Adventure Day Camps
For one week during Winter and Spring school break, and for seven weeks in the summer, children in grades 1-6 have the opportunity to attend Adventure Day Camp. Adventure Day Camp offers children a variety of hands-on interactive recreational, educational and cultural activities such as hiking, arts and crafts, music, games, bog and stream exploration, storytelling, and nature study.
Whether self-directed or educator-led, Public Programs at LH offer a variety of natural and cultural history learning opportunities for Cortland area residents. Self-directed opportunities include the interpretive center and three miles of marked trails. Educator-led programs are open to the general public at modest rates and include popular events such as Snake Night, Birds of Prey, Creatures of the Night, Bird House Building, and Wild Edible foods