With over 600 acres of beautiful forests, fields and meadows, the Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne, N.Y., has plenty of scenic treasures to keep you hiking and wandering all day long, no matter the season.
The center’s trail system consists of six miles of clearly labeled trails, and each one contains its own adventure to be explored. Visitors can access two miles of walking trail directly from the Visitor Center. From there, hike your way up to the Farm Tower, the top of which offers amazing views of the Chenango Valley. At the Adam’s Farm Trail, less than a mile down the road, fish in the nearby river and make use of the catch and release fishing area. Spot the different species of trout in the outdoor ponds, and learn about predators, waterfowl and fish life through the informational exhibits scattered throughout the grounds. In the winter months, when enough snow allows, purchase ski or snowshoe rentals at low cost from the Rogers Visitor Center. Whatever you’re looking for in nature, chances are the Rogers Center has it on site.
The Rogers Environmental Education Center is open daily from sunrise to sunset year round. Many of the paths are wheel chair accessible and easy enough even for small children, so the whole family can take part in the fun. And the best part? It’s all free!
As an organization dedicated to enhancing environmental awareness and appreciation of the natural world, the Rogers Center has partnered with non-profit Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center to offer a wide variety of educational programs and events for its visitors. Programs can be found online by visiting friendsofrogers.org.
“Always so peaceful and so much to look at. There’s something different to see every time you go!”
—Christine F., Yelp
Take Amtrak to the Rogers Environmental Education Center
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