Features
  • 150 Acres of mixed woods and wetlands
  • 3 miles of marked hiking trails also suitable for cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Adirondack lean-to
  • Miller Cabin Nature Museum
  • Dormitory and kitchen facilities for 60
  • Wildlife feeding stations
  • Beaver Pond observation deck
  • Wetlands observation deck
  • Don MacVean Memorial Pavilion for 200
  • Handicap accessible trail
 
Downloads
Amboy Trail Map
Brochure
Field Trips/Guided Programs
 
 
 
Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center

Looking for a fun activity where you can enjoy the outdoors? Visit the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center! We have a number of low-cost programs (to see our schedule click here) and our trails are open during the day for leisure nature walks!

The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center, located at 748 Rte 183, between Routes 69 and 13, near Williamstown, owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County's 4-H Program, consists of 150 acres of mixed woods, wetlands, and Rowell Brook.
Three miles of hiking trails guide visitors through the ecosystems and are available to the public year round, from dusk until dawn.

 

Get Wet and Keep Cool in August at Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center

Beat the heat this August at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center with two public programs that they will be presenting. On Tuesday, August 11th at 10:00 AM, kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a “wet and wild” summer morning adventure with naturalist Pat Carney. Participants will hike through Rowell Brook, investigating wildlife that lives in and near the brook. Feet will get wet while hands are busy exploring for crayfish, minnows, insect larva, and other water world creatures. Old clothes and footgear, such as old sneakers or water shoes, are strongly recommended; for safety, no flip-flops please.

Then on Sunday, August 16th at 2:00 PM, come for a walk through the cool woodlands and wetlands of the Center to explore the world of salamanders. Following a short slide presentation on the natural history and identification of native salamanders, participants will search under logs, along the brook edge, seeps, and ponds to discover these wonderfully secretive amphibians of our woodlands. Everyone should wear clothes that may get wet and/or muddy such as water-proof boots or old sneakers.

These programs are designed for people of all ages. There is a $4.00 fee per person or $12.00 per family. The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 near Williamstown. For information about the facility and its programming, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office Monday through Friday at 315-963-7286, ext. 400. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Amboy 4-H Environmental Educational Center is located at 748 Route 183, between Routes 13 and 69 near Williamstown.   For information about the facility and its programming, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office Monday through Friday at 315-963-7286.  Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the office if you have any special needs.

 

Directions
  • From Syracuse: Take Rt. 81 North to Parish, exit 33, for Rt. 69. Follow instructions "From Parish"
  • From Parish: Take Rt. 69 East for 9 miles into Amboy Center. Turn left onto Rt. 183 for 4 miles. The entrance is on the right
  • From Pulaski: Take Rt. 13 Southeast into Williamstown. Turn right onto Rt 183 for 1 mile. The entrance is on the left
  • From Camden: Take Rt. 13 Northwest to Williamstown. Turn left onto Rt. 183 for 1 mile. The entrance is on the left.
  • From Oswego: Take Rt. 104 East to its end at Rt. 13. Turn right onto Rt. 13. Follow instruction "From Pulaski."
   
Facility Rental

Buildings and Grounds:

Evergreen Lodge: Provides dormitory and restroom facilities. Up to 60 people can sleep in the lodge and the restroom facilities include shower stalls.

Dunn Lodge: Main meeting and kitchen facility. Kitchen contains two refrigerators, stove, microwave, pots and pans, plates, glasses, and utensils. Blackboard, tables, and chairs are also a part of the lodge.

Don MacVean Pavilion: Seats up to 200 people

Paul and Theresa Schoeck Education Building: Open during public programs.

Dunn and Evergreen Lodges each have telephone (for emergency use only)
electricity, running water, and a woodstove.
Both facilities are wheelchair accessible.

User Fees:
Rental Fees:  
  • Day use: $5.00/person/day ( Min. fee $50.00)
  • Overnight: $8.00/person/day (Min. fee $130.00 )

Oswego County 4-H Clubs: Field Trip Fee:
  • $15.00/night/club
  • $2.00/person or $25.00 minimum
   
Guided Nature Programs/Field Trips
For more information please contact our offices at: 315-963-7286 or download brochure