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.

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.

Tales of the Trees in Amboy

The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center will be presenting a public program on trees.  Tales of the Trees will be held on Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 pm.  Come for a wander through the woodlands with naturalist Pat Carney to delight in the colors and beauty of the forest trees all dressed in their autumn finery.  As the program walks along the center’s trails, the participants will explore interesting facts and lore about some of the trees of the northeast forests.  Participants are asked to dress for a potentially cool weather walk.

There is a $3.00 fee per person with a family rate of $12.00. Children under the age of 3 are free.   The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in Amboy, eastern Oswego County.  Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County with questions regarding this program and or to receive more information about the Amboy facility at 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.

What is a Quillow?

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is presenting What is a Quillow? workshop on Tuesday, October 21st  from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at its office in Mexico. An ingenious quilter figured out how to make a pillow out of quilt.  During this class, program participants will sew their own quillow.  The easy quilt-blanket pattern may be tied with crochet thread or by machine quilting.  What is a Quillow? does require basic sewing skills.  Sewing machines can be supplied or program participants can bring their own. 

Would you like to make a warm and cozy lap robe? Pre – registration is required by Friday, October 17th. The $8.00 program fee includes the pattern. To register for this workshop and to receive a detailed list of supplies, please call 963-7286, ext. 302 or email mmm65@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 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