Hike Teatown

Dear friends,

We are proud that Teatown’s trails and preserve are being utilized as a community resource during this difficult time. However, please be aware that the Visitor Center and restrooms remain closed, and public programming is canceled until further notice.

Teatown is currently welcoming a high volume of visitors, and we need your help in minimizing the impact on the preserve.

As you enjoy Teatown’s trails, please keep in mind:

  • Even outdoors, practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and other visitors
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times — no exceptions
  • Please pick up after your pet: dog waste spreads disease and pollutes our watershed
  • Keep all foot traffic to marked trails (avoid roadways and unmarked trails)
  • Dispose of all trash and recycling at designated receptacles
  • Before your hike please drop a donation in the iron ranger at the start of Lakeside Trail to help keep us on track with our preserve and trail maintenance plans for spring

Thank you for your cooperation!

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.

Trail Map

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Click to learn more about our policies regarding preserve use, dogs, special use, and more.

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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 during peak periods, Teatown will charge $5 to non-members for parking friday through Sunday, and on holidays. 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!

Our address
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562


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