The health and safety of our visitors and event attendees is always Teatown’s primary concern. Please note the following:
- The Visitor Center will be open to the public on weekends only in July and August. Masks must be worn indoors in the Visitor Center and in the Nature Store.
- Masks are no longer required on Teatown trails.
- If a participant in a public program or any member of a participant’s household has any COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 they must inform Teatown and remain home.
- All participants in public programs must wear face masks in Teatown buildings and observe physical distancing protocols six feet apart as much as reasonably possible during group activities.
- 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.
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
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. Thank you for your understanding and support!
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562