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Beaver Island Nature Center

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Address
2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
Latitude 42.963753
Longitude -78.965118

Located adjacent to the transient marina along the Niagara River, this nature center exhibits many of the local flora and fauna from the park. A park naturalist is on duty during operating hours to provide information that will help you to learn about the park environment. Maps and trail information is also available.

Take a nature walk around the lagoon which is nearby, and experience Beaver Island's diverse wildlife. Enjoy the natural setting surrounded by the majestic oaks along the Niagara River.

Public bathrooms are available in the building.

No pets are allowed inside the nature center.

Hours of Operation

  • Seasonal: July 4th through Labor Day
    Thursday - Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

Sun 25 Jul
A Dose of Nature: Forest Bathing
Sunday, July 25, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Immerse yourself in the forest with a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. Awaken your senses, slow down and reconnect with nature. Be guided through a series of invitations to connect with your senses and the environment. The walk will blend solitude in nature with light dialogue - wandering, sitting, and standing, covering no more than a mile. We will conclude with tea (not provided) under the trees. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Thu 29 Jul
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, July 29, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA Certified kayak instructors for the basics of kayaking and more. A kayak, paddle, and life jacket will be provided for the class. Each class Weather permitting. Each class is the same, not a series. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Thu 05 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 5, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA Certified kayak instructors for the basics of kayaking and more. A kayak, paddle, and life jacket will be provided for the class. Each class Weather permitting. Each class is the same, not a series. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sun 08 Aug
A Dose of Nature: Forest Bathing
Sunday, August 8, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Immerse yourself in the forest with a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. Awaken your senses, slow down and reconnect with nature. Be guided through a series of invitations to connect with your senses and the environment. The walk will blend solitude in nature with light dialogue - wandering, sitting, and standing, covering no more than a mile. We will conclude with tea (not provided) under the trees. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Thu 19 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 19, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA Certified kayak instructors for the basics of kayaking and more. A kayak, paddle, and life jacket will be provided for the class. Each class Weather permitting. Each class is the same, not a series. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Did You Know? Bald Eagles are commonly seen in the park year round as well as, Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets

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