Teatown is a 1000-acre nature preserve and education center located in the Lower Hudson Valley. Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

If you are among the thousands of people who have found joy, solace, or space for contemplation here, please consider supporting Teatown with a year-end gift. Your generosity now helps us continue to be the unique place where our diverse community comes together throughout the year, unified by our love of the natural world and our need to feel nature’s embrace.

Important Announcement

• Starting October 25, significant repair work will begin on Teatown Dam. This will involve the use of heavy equipment along the section of the Lakeside Trail between the lower parking lot and the dam, requiring a partial closure of the Lakeside Loop for several weeks. Please follow all posted signs and avoid fenced areas for your safety.

• To repair cracks in the dam’s concrete, the lake will be drained by 4 feet, leaving much of the lakebed exposed for the duration of the work. There will be small pockets of deeper water that remain for fish and other wildlife. We’re sorry for this inconvenience and ask that you be patient with this important work as it will take about 3 – 6 weeks to complete. You can view our current map here.

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Parking tags are required daily, year round, from 9am to 5pm.

Loss in revenue from cancelling programs and closing our Visitor Center has significantly damaged Teatown’s finances. We appreciate your support which is critical to our non-profit organization. Members will always park for free at Teatown.

Click here for our full Parking Policy.

COVID-19 Policies

Click here for our latest policies and updates regarding COVID-19.

Virtual Learning Programs

Let Teatown bring our 1,000 acres of fields, forests, and lakes to your classroom! Our distance learning program brings natural science to your students through engaging experiences with Teatown educators to enhance science lessons. For more information click here.

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The Humble Hackberry

The common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) is an understated and unsung hero of the local landscape. Beautiful, hardy, and beneficial—this tree offers much to the homeowner, city dweller, and wild creatures alike!

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