The health and safety of our visitors and event attendees is always Teatown’s primary concern. Please note the following:
- The Visitor Center and indoor restrooms remain closed until further notice. The trails remain open from dawn till dusk. A composting toilet is available across the street from the Visitor Center during daylight hours. The Visitor Center will open when we are confident that we can do so safely for our staff and visitors.
- We are taking many precautions to ensure the safety of the public and our staff during programs. In-person programs are held outdoors. Participants are required to wear face masks and to practice physical distancing. Please click here for more information on our COVID program policies. We now have outdoor restrooms to accommodate program participants.
- Parking tags are again required. Parking tags are required daily, from 9am to 5pm. Click here for more information on our parking policy.
Teatown needs your support, now more than ever.
To mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, we’ve had to close our Visitor Center and cancel programs, making it difficult for us to earn the revenue that funds our work.
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.
Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
Teatown’s nearly 15 miles of trails are used annually by over 10,000 hikers for nature study and other outdoor enjoyment (e.g. jogging, cross country skiing, snowshoeing) and for many of our year-round education activities, including our summer nature camp. Teatown maintains fourteen trails that traverse diverse terrain and habitats, including abundant fields, mixed hardwood forests, laurel groves, lakes, streams, swamps and farm land. The trails range from easy/novice to moderately difficult. Teatown’s preserve provides visitors with a unique glimpse of the biological diversity of the entire lower Hudson Valley region. The trails connect to the Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway and the Croton Aqueduct Trail.
Black bears are abundant in New York State, including in northern Westchester County. Click here to take the quiz: Are you Bear-Aware?
Preserve Use Guidelines
- Teatown’s trails are open from dawn to dusk.
- We encourage responsible use and contemplative enjoyment of the preserve. To this end, we ask that you carry out your trash, keep dogs on leashes, clean up after dogs, remain on the marked trails, and respect other visitors. Please observe wildlife from a distance and leave plants in place. Hiking, birding, nature study, strollers, and personal photography are welcome. Fires are prohibited.
- Please feel free to report trail problems. In the case of an emergency while you are on the preserve, please call 911.
- Click here for a complete list of our policies.
Large Groups and Special Use
Groups larger than 8 people are required to notify Teatown in advance of their visit. There is a charge of $5/person for large groups.
Click here for more information.
Hours & Parking
Nature Center hours
9am-5pm, 7 days a week
Open dawn to dusk, 365 days
To help manage increased visitation to our preserve Teatown charges $5 to non-members for parking. We appreciate our members, who will always park free. Parking passes for members are now available in the Visitor Center. Thank you for your understanding and support!
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562