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.

Pardon Our Mess, Habitat Improvement Underway!

We are working with local contractors to restore a half acre of degraded wetland just below the Visitor Center parking lot to reduce sediment runoff and improve wildlife habitat. The work will require us to close the section of the Lakeside Loop that cuts through the lower section of Wildflower Woods for 3-4 weeks. The upper trail section that connects to the parking lot will remain open outside construction hours and will allow hiking access on weekends. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


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Parking tags required daily 9-5

Losses 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 during this time. Members will always park for free at Teatown.

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2020 Annual Members Meeting

Save the Date! Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on Sunday November 1 via Zoom.

Check back soon for more information.

EdVentures Program Update

With schools reopening in person or remotely, Teatown is the ideal location to take learning outside with meaningful, interactive, hands-on scientific discovery.  Join us this fall for after school programs like Nature Girls, weekly homeschool sessions, and virtually with the return of Wildlife Wednesdays.

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Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

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Milkweed and Monarchs

Milkweed and Monarchs

Monarchs appear in Teatown’s fields to lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. The caterpillars remain there, busily munching away until they crawl off to undergo pupation inside a gold-speckled chrysalis. Hence, no milkweed, no monarchs! Life is rough for an organism whose life cycle is so tied to one plant for its survival. As the sole host plant for monarch caterpillars, the relationship between milkweed and monarchs is crucial.

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