Get out and explore at GCV&M!
The Nature Center at Genesee Country Village & Museum is a fantastic place to explore the flora and fauna of the Genesee Valley Region. Take a hike on a nature trail, learn from a resident naturalist, meet animals up close and personal, and so much more.
The Nature Center is Evolving!
You can help us create new exhibits and interactive stations, deepen and develop nature-based programming, and connect with all areas of the Museum. Join the Evolution by visiting often, sharing your experiences and feedback with Nature Center staff, and donating today (please indicate NC Renovation in the honoree line of your donation).
The grounds of Genesee Country Village & Museum encompass hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows, old fields, geologic formations, ponds, and streams. With five miles of themed nature trails and 175 acres of wildlife habitat, the grounds are open year-round for visitors to explore natural history and the area’s flora and fauna.
The Sugar House
Did you know? Part of the Nature Center at GCV&M is a working sugar house, where sap is collected from the Sugar Bush on our grounds and turned into real NY maple syrup!
When you visit the Sugar House during our Maple Sugar Festival in March of each year, you’ll see the modern-day wood-fired evaporator in action, learn how much sap it takes to make one gallon of maple syrup, smell the sweet bubbling sap as it boils down into thick sugary syrup, and more.
Maple products from the Sugar House are available for sale in the Flint Hill Store.
Youth Classes & Family Experiences
Does your child love being outside? Do you wish they would spend more time exploring the forest than the internet? These adventures will give your child a chance to discover all that the GCV&M has to offer, all year round. Whether they enjoy hiking, crafting, fishing, imaginative play, exploring the Historic Village, or wading in the creek we have something for everyone!
Make a gift
As we approach the end of the year, please consider making a gift that supports all we do here at Genesee Country Village & Museum. We couldn’t do it without you – thank you!