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Pfeiffer Nature Center

Home to more than 648 acres of nature’s beauty.
Hikers at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Located in rural, southwestern New York State, you’ll find miles of hiking trails, a historic American Chestnut log cabin, great birding areas, a picturesque pavilion available for rent, and so much more!

Pfeiffer Nature Center has two beautiful properties to explore: the Lillibridge Property and the Eshelman Property.

Lillibridge Property

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.  This pavilion is available for receptions, meetings, birthday parties or reunions.  It has a capacity of 100+. 

Perhaps the most notable and majestic feature of this property is the 20 acres of rare, old-growth forest.  It includes large specimens of Eastern Hemlock, White Pine, Red and White Oak, American Beech, and more. Hikes on the six miles of marked foot-trails pass through a variety of forest ecotypes, such as coniferous and mixed deciduous forests.  The  terraces and slopes that rise 700 feet above the valley hint at 350 million years of geologic history.

Eshelman Property

The Nature Center also owns 460 acres on Yubadam Road, the Eshelman Property, which has an active sugar bush, on-going scientific research projects, and a small farm. There are three miles of trails through forests, meadows, transitional zones, and near ponds and wetlands. More trails are being developed.

The Natural World

For those who want to learn more about the natural world, Pfeiffer Nature Center offers interpretive opportunities in science, nature, and art through programs, workshops and other events throughout the year.

Get to know Pfeiffer Nature Center - find a spot in the woods to enjoy peace and quiet, come to their programs, become a member, volunteer, enter the film festival, or choose countless other ways to get involved.

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, Lillibridge (has a accessible trail funded by local resources)
  • RV Parking:Yes, no overnight parking
  • Bus Parking: Yes, Lillibridge site
  • Pets Allowed: Yes, leashed; under control
  • Conference/Meeting/Banquet: Outdoor Shelter pavilion rentals
  • Fishing Access: Yes, Eshelman site
  • Hiking Trail Access: Yes, 9 miles of marked trails

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Phone Number

1974 Lillibridge Road
Portville, NY 14770
United States

Latitude & Longitude
42.093636, -78.324275 Google Maps
Wheelchair Accessible
Pet Friendly
Credit Cards
Internet Access
Free WiFi
Parking - Bus / Motor Coach
RV Parking

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