Spencer Crest Nature and Research Center

Amelia Pond

Wide shot of Amelia Pond

Trail through Spencer Crest Nature Center

Amelia Pond sign pointing along Spencer Crest trail

Trees along Spencer Crest trails

Exterior of Spencer Crest Research building

Exhibit inside of Spencer Crest Nature Center

Map of trails along Nature Center walk

A look down Spencer Crest trails

Inside Research Center


Welcome to Spencer Crest Nature & Research Center from Jennifer Sellers (Sustainability Studies)


Spencer Crest Nature and Research Center is part of SUNY Corning Community College. It provides environmental, educational and recreational activities for everybody.

The Center features 250 acres and 7 miles of trails with two ponds, a stream and a museum of natural systems which includes changing displays, an apiary and an environmentally sensitive design.


spencer crest trail map

Link to Google Maps


Our trails are open every day from sunrise to sunset. Dogs are allowed on the trails; please use a leash and pick up after your dog.


The Center is home to various educational classes, demonstrations and can be reserved for private events.  Building hours vary depending on staff availability

  • Field trips by appointment
  • By appointment for special events and rentals

More information: spencercrest@corning-cc.edu