Public Programming update

The health and safety of our visitors and event attendees is always Teatown’s primary concern. Please note the following:

  • The Visitor Center is open to the public 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm.
  • Masks are no longer required on Teatown trails and are optional, but encouraged, in the Visitors’ Center.
  • No refunds will be issued for any programs. Credits for future programs will be issued for health-related reasons only.

We welcome you to the preserve and ask you to please give a contribution today. Whether large or small, each donation will help support our staff, maintain our trails, and care for our wildlife ambassadors. Thank you for your support, from all of us at Teatown.

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Pre-registration is required for all programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free for members and $8.00 for non-members.

Online  registration is available until noon the day before the program.

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Animal Ambassador Virtual Visits

Have Zoom meetings become the way of life for your family or organization? Teatown has the perfect solution to bring a bit of “edu”tainment to your next meeting – a visit from one of our Teatown Animal Ambassadors.

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Natural and Native Crafts

Cliffdale Farm Teatown Rd,, Ossining

Learn skills essential for historical Lenape children with Early Childhood Art Educator Caroline Erb. Try your hand at weaving phragmites mats, create a corn husk doll, and make rope from...

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Natural and Native Crafts

Cliffdale Farm Teatown Rd,, Ossining

Learn skills essential for historical Lenape children with Early Childhood Art Educator Caroline Erb. Try your hand at weaving phragmites mats, create a corn husk doll, and make rope from...

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Women Take to the Trails

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Lace up your hiking boots and bond with fellow female hikers as we cruise the trails. We’ll observe the landscape as it transforms from summer to fall, enjoying the foliage along the way.

Discover Teatown / Descubre a Teatown

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

This is the fourth in our monthly hike series meant to help newcomers discover Teatown. We will explore a different, more moderate trail at a faster pace, while enjoying the...

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Women Take to the Trails

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Lace up your hiking boots and bond with fellow female hikers as we cruise the trails. We’ll observe the landscape as it transforms from summer to fall, enjoying the foliage along the way.

Take a Hike, Make a Memento

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

We often say, “take a hike, leave only footprints,” but during this program, we invite you to gather natural materials as we walk to fashion into art inspired by your journey.

Misunderstood No More

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Spiders, snakes, bats, and bugs! So many different animals get a bad rap due to age-old superstitions and stories. Teatown’s myth buster, Elissa Schilmeister, will share her knowledge of the importance of all these animals for a healthy world. There will be plenty of opportunities to touch some of these misunderstood creatures.

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Women Take to the Trails

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Lace up your hiking boots and bond with fellow female hikers as we cruise the trails. We’ll observe the landscape as it transforms from summer to fall, enjoying the foliage along the way.

Teatown at Twilight

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

As the sun sets over Teatown Lake, join us for a haunted hike. Don your Halloween finest: a prize will be awarded for best costume.

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Enchanted Forest

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Enter the Enchanted Forest for a guided adventure featuring a cast of whimsical characters and familiar forest friends.
Costumes are optional, but encouraged!

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Enchanted Forest

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Enter the Enchanted Forest for a guided adventure featuring a cast of whimsical characters and familiar forest friends.
Costumes are optional, but encouraged!

The Life of a Log

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Decomposers deserve our respect! Join Elissa Schilmeister for a look at the lions of the leaf litter, as we walk the woods of Teatown and consider the life cycle of a forest.

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Autumnal Art

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

As Teatown’s trees show their true colors, we will look to this fabulous fall foliage for natural art materials. Where will your inspiration take you? Come craft with Early Childhood Art Educator Caroline Erb to find out. 

Arboreal Mosses, Lichens and Mushrooms

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Learn about the community of organisms that grow on trees in our area, from lichens to liverworts to tardigrades. Take a hike with Taro Ietaka, a professional naturalist and land manager, certified arborist, and past president of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association, to find these woodland wonders.

Hike Off the Turkey

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Help yourself to more sweet potatoes – then come hike off that Thanksgiving feast! This moderate hike will span Teatown Lake Reservation and John E. Hand Park, as Elissa Schilmeister leads us up Bald Mountain.