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.


Struggling Through Sap Season

Struggling Through Sap Season

The coming of spring at Teatown is usually heralded by a successful sugaring season. We gave Warren’s Sugar House a thorough scrub down in early February, dutifully set up and sanitized our evaporator pans, and tapped trees before Presidents’ Day. We thrilled to the gentle “tink, tink, tink” of sap falling in our buckets, but a few good days do not a successful sugaring season make.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count

When you picture a birder, what comes to mind? If you’ve seen the 2011 caper The Big Year, you might imagine an older white man (Steve Martin, is that you?), obsessively focused on growing his life list, ticking off species in far-flung destinations all over the world. Your mental birder might be toting a pair of binoculars, carrying a camera with a lens longer than he is tall, and is probably wearing a tactical vest.