Marshlands Conservancy is a 147-acre nature preserve in the city of Rye that is 100% owned and operated by Westchester County Parks.
Forest, meadow, salt marsh and shore can be explored and appreciated here. There are three miles of trails and one-half mile of shoreline along the Long Island Sound.
It has numerous wildlife habitats from ponds to creeks to a large meadow area, succession forest, freshwater wetlands and the only extensive salt marsh in Westchester.
Exhibits: The building displays a small number of changing exhibits and saltwater aquaria containing representative species of marine life.
Trails are open every day dawn to dusk.
Nature Center hours:
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and most holidays.
The Nature Center staff may be involved in biodiversity studies on Fridays and the center may be closed.
Please call (914) 835-4466 in advance.
July through mid-August (during camp sessions) the center is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.