Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining

#2 of 13 in Wildlife in Westchester County
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center in Westchester County, New York, U.S., located in the towns of Ossining, Yorktown, Cortlandt, and New Castle. The reservation includes an 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) nature preserve and education center, visited annually by around 25,000 people.

Known by locals simply as "Teatown", the organization works to conserve biodiversity, teach ecology and promote nature-friendly living. Located in the Lower Hudson Valley's Hudson Highlands, Teatown Lake Reservation conserves open space, educates about the environment, sustaining the diversity of wildlife and plants.

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  • Finally got to visit Teatown today! It was great! Such a nice place to walk/hike. I can’t wait to go back in the spring/summer. Nice trail around the beautiful lake and there are other trails, too...  more »
  • My wife and I are in the high risk population (over 60) and are practicing social distancing and sheltering in place but are trying to go for a walk everyday, at least to get out of the house. One of....  more »
  • We've been coming here since my boys were born, spent almost every weekend just walking the lake trail and enjoying the wildlife and scenery. Now my boys are 30 and 31 and we still get out once in a while to just enjoy nature. Still enjoy the lake trail, eating lunch under the boat house, bring your own food, also it's carry in, carry out. When visiting make sure you stop by the bird of prey enclosures. Tea town takes care of a bald eagle, some owls, hawks, kestrel and crows that have been injured in the past, have healed, and are now ambassadors for the park. There's also a maple sugar shack, and the visitor center where people of all ages can enjoy learning about the diverse eco system and it's inhabitants. You can bring dogs as long as they're on leashes and enjoy a great day out in nature. The trails are rough in spots so wear appropriate shoes. Enjoy!!!
  • Trails well groomed. There are stumps in certain spots. Different levels of trails for everyone. I felt very safe. Nice family place. Well shaded trail. If u live close I suggest becoming a member.
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