Holidays at Teatown Lake Reservation | Chappaqua NY Homes

Teatown Lake Reservation
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Visit Teatown
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562
Nature Center hours:
9:00am-5:00pm everyday
Trails are open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.

Teatown Lake Reservation’s
mission is to conserve open
space and to educate and
involve the regional community
in order to sustain the diversity
of wildlife, plants and habitats
for future generations.

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and habitats…

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In Teatown’s Gallery

Through December 31

Natural Light
Teatown Area Photographs by

Berl Brechner
Berl Brechner, has been an area resident for over 35 years and has served on Teatown’s Board of Trustees for 10 years. He presents 30 scenes from nearby that he has captured,  most of them from trails, nooks and crannies of Teatown Lake Reservation. Much of the exhibit has been created with a relatively simple digital camera, with special attention to form and light.
All photographs are for sale, and all proceeds will be donated to Teatown Lake Reservation.

Save the Date!

February 8, 2014

9am- 4pm 

Snow date: February 9

More details to come!


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Decorate a Tree for Wildlife
Saturday, December 21, 1:00- 2:30pm

Join us for a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gift to us. We’ll decorate a tree with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Free for members, $5pp for nonmembers.
Holi-Daze Mini Camp
December 23, 26, 27, 30, 31

The holidays are here and school’s out but nature is in! Come for a day, or two or more for fun outdoors throughout the Teatown preserve. There will be hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep your child busy and active throughout their holiday vacation.

4- 5 year olds- 9:00am- 12:00pm.

$165 for members, $195 for non-members Daily rate- $33/day for members, $39/day for non-members.
6- 12 year olds- 9:00am- 3:00pm (children should pack a lunch). $300 for members, $330 for non-members Daily rate- $60/day for members, $66/day for non-members.


Click here for more information on school break mini camps.

All programs require pre-registration    

To register call 914-762-2912 x 110

unless otherwise noted.

Click for more info on Teatown’s upcoming programs.
Nature Girls
Tuesdays, January 28 – March 25, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Come on girls get your nature on! Led by Elissa Schilmeister, girls will hike and explore natural habitats, engage in team-building activities, conduct mini-experiments and scientific investigations.*No program February 18. Girls ages 10- 14. For more information, click here.
Reap the rewards
of being a Teatown member.
Click to join today!
The Christmas Bird Count Recap
Our Assistant Conservation Scientist, Hillary Siener, held our annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday and while it was very snowy and cold, it was a beautiful day. Hillary expressed concern that the bird numbers were going to be low however she was surprised to have a decent count considering the weather. Most notably, 5 yellow-bellied sapsuckers were counted and a large flock of robins

were found sampling Teatown’s berries. Please find a complete list of the counted birds below.

American crow 2 Hermit thrush 2
American goldfinch 15 Northern cardinal 14
American robin 47 Northern mockingbird 3
Black-capped chickadee 14 Pileated woodpecker 1
Blue jay 8 Red-bellied woodpecker 7
Brown creeper 1 Red-tailed hawk 1
Canada goose 79 Red-winged blackbird 1
Carolina wren
8 Song sparrow 43
Cedar waxwing 1 Swamp sparrow 1
Dark-eyed junco 121 Tufted titmouse 25
Downy woodpecker 7 White-breasted nuthatch 12
Eastern bluebird 1 White-throated sparrow 46
Golden-crowned kinglet 4 Winter wren 1
Hairy woodpecker 2 Yellow-bellied sapsucker 5
Still looking for the perfect gift?
Shop Teatown’s Nature Store!

Teatown’s Nature Store carries a wide variety of items for nature lovers of all ages:
  • Art work for sale in Teatown’s Gallery
  • Books on the flora and fauna of the Hudson Hills and Highlands, living green and nature-friendly, hiking, gardening, birding, etc.
  • Natural science toys, games and crafts for your little treehugger
  • Unique jewelry and crafts by area artisans
  • Locally produced natural soaps, lotions and soy-based candles.
  • Teatown tea and our Hudson Valley honey
  • Membership to Teatown!

All sale proceeds directly support Teatown’s education and regional conservation efforts.


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