Visit Five Rivers
COME AND EXPLORE FIVE RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
10 miles of trails and numerous connecting trails at Five
Rivers on 450 plus acres of protected green space. Trails are accessible to people with limited mobility.
Detailed information — including directions, hours of operation, public programs, and a trail map — are on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Five Rivers webpage.
Please note that no pets (including animals on or off leashes, or horses) are allowed on the property or trails, except trained service dogs and miniature horses helping their companion. More information about our pet policy here. Definition of service animals versus emotional support animals here.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FIVE RIVERS HISTORY
If you’ve ever wondered about the geology of Five Rivers, or the first inhabitants, or some of the old buildings and stonework you see there—wonder no more!
Friends of Five Rivers has published a history of the site. With ten chapters covering prehistoric times to the present, and 160+ fascinating photos and maps, “Five Rivers: The History of a Special Place” will ground you in a more informed understanding of this local treasure.
The book will also give you a deeper appreciation of how environmental consciousness in the United States evolved. Archaic people, Native Americans, Dutch traders, colonial farmers, railroad magnates, 19th Century New York politicians, and 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps workers all contributed to this evolving perception. Our environmental awareness today is a product of that evolution, and the work isn’t done. You can see your own place in environmental history through this informative book.
The published copies of the book are available for purchase at the Visitor Center greeter counter.