Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of fields, forests, and wetlands. Five Rivers offers people of all ages a rich variety of guided and self-guided tours. The interpretive programs and guided school lessons promote awareness, knowledge and appreciation of New York State’s environment year ’round. With over 10 miles of trails for exploration, Five Rivers fosters discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation.
Grounds are open every day, year-round, from sunrise to sunset. You can picnic, walk (ski) the trails, and observe wildlife.
A charming Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM; closed Sundays and state holidays.
Don’t miss the exhibit room and bird-watching window.
Wildlife to Watch for:
- Great place for birdwatching: 225 species, no waiting!
- Excellent chance for watching deer and squirrels, even in winter!
- Spring and fall migrations are definitely worth a gander!
- In summer, expect to encounter turtles, geese, frogs and grassland bird species
- “Best Park for Nature” – Metroland, 2008
Blue Jays at the bird-watching window
Come, leave the parking lot behind and enter a different world. Listen for the plaintive notes of theeastern bluebird, sneak a glimpse of deer browsing in the fields and let the gentle rustle of the wind inform you. Share in the spirit of the “long green line” of conservationists at Five Rivers who still carefully study the natural world and devote their lives to its stewardship to this day.
All amenities of the Visitor Center, picnic area, Woodlot Trail and Nature’s Backyard Trail are wheelchair accessible, as are several hard-surfaced interior routes.
Sign interpreters available upon request.
Braille, large print and audio format interpretive guides, wheelchairs and walkers available upon request.
A full list of DEC’s accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is located in Delmar, NY at 56 Game Farm Road. See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Five Rivers.