Waterman Center Interpretive Building Closed

All Trails and Nature Preserves Remain Open


Dear fellow nature lovers, families, educators, hikers and explorers alike.  It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to temporarily close the Waterman Center Interpretive Building at 403 Hilton Rd. Apalachin, NY in accordance with current recommendations to slow and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  All programs and general volunteer activities have been suspended until further notice.


Please note that ALL of our hiking trails and nature preserves will remain open to the public and free of charge from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year as always.  We strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this resource to get out of the house, breathe fresh air, exercise, and de-stress.  During these trying times, we are fortunate to have such a beautiful and beneficial landscape to give us respite from harrowing circumstances.


Trail maps for the following nature preserves may be found HERE.   Questions may be sent to director@watermancenter.org.

                        Apalachin Marsh

                        Brick Pond

                        Hiawatha Island

                        Hilton Road Preserve

                        IBM Glen

                        Pettus Hill Preserve

Center Hours

Waterman's main site on Hilton Road houses an interpretive center with a museum, live animal residents, a reference library, gift shop, educational displays and classroom space, all of which are open to the public.

The Interpretive Center is Temporarily Closed


Open dawn to dusk daily


or by email:

info AT watermancenter.org

Your generous support helps fund programming, care for our display animals and so much more!

The mission of Waterman Conservation Education Center is to promote conservation education and environmental literacy. We serve our members, the citizens of the Twin Tiers of New York State and Pennsylvania, and all visitors to our wildlife refuge system.

Updates on Presentations for March

Did you know Waterman Center that we have SIX Nature Preserves? Or that our Preserves are free and open to the public for people of Broome and Tioga County to enjoy? 

To learn more click on the Nature Preserves tab above

2019 #NatureNow

Nature Photo Contest Results

Images from the 2019 Awards Ceremony

Photographer Mary Lou Shapinas

In partnership with FundingFactory, we are now accepting used inkjet and toner cartridges for recycling 

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