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.

Autumn Wildflower Wander

Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center presents Autumn Wildflower Wander on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm.  Come and enjoy an autumn afternoon saunter with Pat Carney, to meet and greet the “little people” of the forest floor and fields.  The program wander along the center’s open spaces and trails, exploring Blue Sailors, Bouncing Bet, Lady’s Thumb and other wildflowers whose common names and stories can be as colorful as their blossoms.  A slide presentation will be offered in case of inclement weather. 


There is a $3.00 fee per person with a family rate of $12.00. Children under the age of 3 are free.   Pre-registration is helpful, but not mandatory.  The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in Amboy, eastern Oswego County.  Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County if you choose to pre-register for this program, 963-7286, ext. 401.  Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the office if you have any special needs.

 

Ninth Annual Quilting in the Woods Retreat

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County announces the ninth annual Quilting in the Woods Retreat to be held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center. This retreat will begin Friday, October 10th at 6:00 PM and run through Sunday, October 12th at noon. Whether an experienced quilter that has been making quilts for years or just discovering the rewards of quilting, this retreat is perfect. It’s packed full of great projects, quilting instruction, good food and lots of fun. Saturday evening is social time with games and prizes. Participants will make new friends while spending the weekend quilting with people who share the same interests and love for quilting.

Workshops for the weekend include: Big Block Star, Mystery Sampler, Black White & Red All Around, and Through the Windows patterns. The weekend will end on Sunday with a mini-workshop including continuous bias binding, and measuring for borders.  Quilting in the Woods Retreat also includes a break from the sewing machine with a nature walk on the trails at Amboy with an environmental educator.

The cost for the entire weekend not including materialsis $120.00.  This fee includes instructor lead workshops, four meals, numerous snacks and two nights lodging. If unable to attend the whole weekend, quilters can attend individual workshops.  Pre-registration and fee is due by Monday, September 22nd. Material lists will be sent after registration and payment is received. For more information, or to register, please call the Oswego County 4-H office at 963-7286, ext. 302 or email mmm65@cornell.edu. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the office if you have any special needs.

 

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