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.
A section of the Twin Lakes Trail is currently closed due to flooding. Please click here for an updated trail map.
Black bears are abundant in New York State, including in northern Westchester County. Click here for information on preventing black bear encounters, and what you should do if you come across one.
Looking for a new hike? Click to browse popular trails by easy, moderate and strenuous.
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
Open dawn to dusk, 365 days
To help manage increased visitation to our preserve during peak periods, Teatown will charge $5 to non-members for parking on weekends and holidays. We appreciate our members, who will always park for free. Thank you for your understanding and support!
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562