Pfeiffer Nature Center
Located in Portville, NY Pfeiffer Nature Center has two beautiful properties to explore! The Lillibridge Property consists of 188 acres of forest and has a rustic American Chestnut log cabin listed in the National & State Registers of Historic Places. The front of the cabin offers a spectacular panoramic view of both nearby farms and distant mountaintops. A timber frame pavilion offers a covered shelter for picnics and other events in the meadow.
Perhaps the most notable and majestic feature of this property is the 20 acres of rare, old-growth forest, including large specimens of Eastern Hemlock, White Pine, Red and White Oak, and American Beech, and more. Hikes on our six miles of marked foot-trails pass through a variety of forest ecotypes, including coniferous and mixed deciduous forests that rise 700 feet above the valley. Our terraces and slopes hint at 350 million years of geologic history.
The Nature Center also owns 430 acres on Yubadam Road, the Eshelman Property, with an active sugar bush, on-going scientific research projects, and a small farm. There are three miles of trails through forests, meadows, transition areas, and near ponds and wetlands. More trails are being developed.
For those who want to learn more about our the natural world, the Nature Center offers interpretive opportunities in science, nature, and art through programs, workshops and other events throughout the year. We hope to see you soon!
Revive your senses. Renew your energy. Refresh your spirit. Redefine your relationship with the planet.
Pfeiffer Nature Center and Foundation
Administrative Office: 14 South Main Street, PO Box 802, Portville, NY 14770
Lillibridge Property—1974 Lillibridge Road Portville NY Eshelman Property—1420 Yubadam Road Portville NY