There are two main attractions at the Teatown Reservation Center: the Visitor Center and the hiking trails. The Visitor’s Center is located at the entrance of the Teatown Reservation Center and is the perfect location for people to learn a quick background of Teatown and the wildlife that call it home.
Raptor Loop showcases a few of the Reservation’s non-releasable birds.
Animal Ambassadors features local wildlife that is used for educational classes, workshops, and activities.
Wildflower Woods is a fenced-off classroom where people can learn about the forests in New York, and the overall United States.
Artist on Display showcases a highlighted local artist that captures elements of nature. The current artist in residency is Berl Brechner.
Aside from the attractions in the Nature Center, the Teatown Lake Reservation has over 15 miles of hiking trails. Every trail is open every day, regardless of the weather. It’s important to note that the trails can easily become slippery when it rains, and will mostly accumulate snow during the winter. While many people utilize the snow to do cross country skiing or snowshoeing, you should be cautious of exploring the trails during inclement weather. The hiking trails are divided among three different levels of difficulty:
· Easy hikes include the Lakeside Trail, Twin Lakes/Waterfall/Lakeside Trail Loop, and Twin Lakes/Waterfall/Hilltop.
· Moderate hikes include the Twin Lakes Loop, Teatown Hill Loop, and Catamount Hill.
· Strenuous hikes include the Big Loop and Cliffdale Loop. Things to Do in the Hudson Valley: Teatown Lake Reservation - Photo: r3v1a/Fotolia
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