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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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

Thu 27 Jul
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, July 27, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Thu 03 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 3, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 05 Aug
Kayaking with Tina: Beginner's Class
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

A beginner's class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Saturday Programs: 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Thu 10 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 10, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Thu 17 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 17, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Did You Know? Tundra Swans and Canvasback Ducks are just a few of the migratory birds found here at Beaver Island

Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Self Guided Tours