Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

Teatown is a nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center in the Lower Hudson Valley, with 15 miles of hiking trails, a two-acre island refuge for over 230 species of native wildflowers, year-round programming, wildlife exhibits, and natural science day camps in the summer and school breaks.


acres of land managed and protected.


miles of scenic hiking trails open to the public year-round.


individuals reached by our environmental education programs last year.

Our work

Environmental education is the foundation of our impact. Our goal is to instill a love of the environment, positive attitudes toward conservation and environmental protection and a sense of personal and civic responsibility.
Science and Stewardship

At 1,000 acres, Teatown is the largest privately held nature preserve in Westchester. Our aim is to conserve open space for generations to come through science-based stewardship initiatives that protect habitats, biodiversity, and the ecosystem services we depend upon.


Take a hike, join a program, visit Teatown’s resident Animal Ambassadors, shop at the nature store, or schedule a tour to Wildflower Island.

Experience Teatown

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Teatown’s History

Why are we called Teatown? When was Teatown founded? Find out more about our 50+ year history.

Fact Sheet

Learn more about the specifics of our impact.


I’ve found injured/stranded wildlife, what now?

I’ve found injured/stranded wildlife, what now?

While we almost always have good intentions when we try to help wildlife, we could unintentionally be doing more harm than good. Here's a handy guide to what you should do if you come across wildlife that you believe to be injured or stranded.

245 Acres Protected Forever

245 Acres Protected Forever

We are thrilled to announce that as of May 18, the heart of Teatown is protected from development, forever. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) now holds a conservation easement on the 245 acres composed of woodlands, meadows, streams, wetlands, Teatown Lake, Wildflower Island, Teatown's environmental education center and many miles of hiking trails.