Marshlands Conservancy

Marshlands Conservancy
County: Westchester Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: No, Dogs are not Allowed

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.


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