Outdoor Sites and Experiences

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a beloved retreat because of its peaceful, relaxing setting. Come and enjoy our rambling forest trails, flourishing native meadow, seasonal organic gardens, replica Native American Village and open green spaces. Your eyes and ears may lead you to one of our many outdoor animal habitats surrounding the Manor House. Areas around the Manor House and Great Lawn are accessible for babies in strollers, toddlers, visitors with hiking sticks and all those in-between.

 

Here’s a sampling of what you will experience.

Barnyard
Visit our sheep,  goats,  chickens and rabbits in our barnyard.

Birds of Prey
The Nature Center cares for many non-releasable, native New York birds of prey. Come and see our majestic eagles, hawks and owls, and listen as our white-necked raven, Zhao-Zhao, often mimics human speech.

Native American Village
Visit our replica Native American Village and see the designs and techniques used 6,000 years ago by Eastern Woodland Indians. Set on two sites, the village includes a life-sized wigwam, longhouse, dugout canoe and hide drying rack.

Nature Discovery’s Playground
Not just another set of slides and swings, our playground is nestled within the natural setting of our forest.

Organic Garden
In season, our demonstration garden showcases organic approaches to garden design, planting, cultivating and harvesting of fresh vegetables and herbs.

Native Plant Meadow
Planted with a wide variety of local species, this meadow is an incredibly beautiful place to spend quiet time.

Beehives
Check out our industrious honeybees that provide an invaluable service pollinating the plants and flowers surrounding our grounds.

Butterfly Arbor
This seasonal installation highlights butterflies found throughout the United States. Open June through August–see our Events Calendar for updates.

Great Lawn
Centrally located among our 33 acres, the Great Lawn provides an ideal space to start your nature adventure. Adjacent to the Great Lawn is the Nature Center’s Discovery Playground, a trail to the Native Plant Meadow, as well as an organic garden and outdoor wooden stage. The Great Lawn is a wonderful place to rest and enjoy the beauty of nature in all seasons.