Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Owner: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


DEC’s showcase environmental education center features over 10 miles of trails though its 400 acre preserve. Five interpretive trails, ranging in length from 0.15-2.2 miles, emphasize different features of the varied landscape. Free pamphlets explaining the natural history are available at each trailhead. Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail is designed especially for those with mobility impairments. The woodlot trail is level and also suitable for handicapped persons and wheelchairs. In addition there is a Visitor Center featuring an information desk, wildlife displays, interactive exhibits, a birdwatching lounge, teacher’s lending library and a bookstore. Free of charge daily for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The program includes guided walks, lectures and activity programs throughout the year.

Note: Practice Leave No Trace Principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users. Please stay on designated trails to protect the environment for all visitors.


Prohibitions: No Bikes, skateboards, and motorized vehicles. No collecting, releasing, disturbing or destroying plants or animals. No collecting, disturbing or destroying cultural material. No Hunting, trapping, fishing or camping. No pets or horses. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers.