Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum has been a Cornwall attraction for decades, and has grown into a leading provider of nature education experiences in the Hudson Valley. Its mission is to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world through its special focus on Environmental Education. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations.
The Wildlife Education Center located at 25 Boulevard,Cornwall-on-Hudson is the home of many animals that can be found in our local woods, fields, ponds and rivers including, rabbits, turtles,frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and fish, as well as a screech owl,a great horned owl, and of course the crowd favorite, Edgar, our resident crow that says "hello!" Stop in Fridays-Sundays from 12pm-4pm for special "Meet the Animals" events Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 2:30pm year-round. Visitors can also enjoy the interactive *"Birds on the Wing" exhibit and read their way along the StoryWalk® trail
The Outdoor Discovery Center nature preserve, located on Muser Drive,across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall has miles of great hiking trails winding through woods and fields, overlooking scenic wetlands home to many native animals including a Great Blue Heron. Stop in the Gift Shop or Grasshopper Grove, on Saturdays and Sundays (mid-April through mid-November) 10am-4pm, where parents can re-discover the wonders
of nature play with their small children.
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum - Photo by Unknown.