Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Beaver Island Nature Center

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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

Special Programs by Appointment only

Fees: $30.00 for groups of 5-35 people

         $60.00 for groups of 36-65 people

         $105.00 for groups of 66-100 people, over 100 add $1.00 per person

Thu 01 Sep
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, September 1, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join Tina, an ACA certified kayak instructor, for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your Kayak. Space is limited, sign up early. (Ask about borrowing a kayak for class) For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Sep
Kayaking with Tina
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join Tina, a certified kayak instructor for a one hour Basic Beginner's Class on Kayaking! Space is limited, sign up early. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. For information call (716) 282-5154.

Programs are on Saturdays: 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Registration: Required

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Did You Know? The nature center is in the last original building that was built in the park under the WPA program.

Amenities, Activities & Information

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