Welcome to the Cumming Nature Center

Welcome to the Cumming Nature Center

Cumming Nature Center (CNC) is a dynamic environmental education facility that celebrates the unique landscape and culture of the Finger Lakes region through hands-on learning opportunities and thoughtful exhibits. Our 900-acre preserve is as beautiful as it is vast. You can meander through more than 15 miles of trails complete with wetlands, climbing forest roads and hiking through the past. And you can investigate the curious intricacies of nature with our educational programs.

CNC offers educational opportunities that are as diverse as our landscape.  Programs range from wildflower walks over gentle terrain to immersive, inquiry-based environmental science education.  We also offer service-learning curriculum that engages students in constructive activities that help develop personal responsibility and civic interest. Our staff is always willing to design custom programs, classes, and workshops to better meet the needs of teachers and groups. 

Group visits are welcome by reservation. To find out how your group can benefit from these opportunities, please call us at 585.374.6160. Restrooms and snacks are available in the visitor’s center. 


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