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Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center

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Come Discover Reinstein Woods

93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY 14043
Phone: (716) 683-5959
Fax: (716) 686-0210

Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center is located at the Dr. Victor Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - a unique 292-acre complex of forests, ponds, and wetlands surrounded by suburban development. Reinstein Woods offers a variety of opportunities to explore and learn about nature for families and people of all ages. In addition to free guided tours of the woods, DEC offers a variety of special programs each month, including snowshoe and ski adventures, walks on seasonal topics, and a fall nature festival. DEC invites you to visit this fascinating area!

Wildlife to Watch for:

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Many species of wildlife native to western New York State, including white-tailed deer, beavers, waterfowl, red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers and majestic great blue herons, live in or visit Reinstein Woods and thrive under its protection. Native wildflowers, ferns, and fungi are also found in "The Woods."

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Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve features an
earth-friendly environmental education center
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Accessible Features

Wheelchair accessible Education Center and restroom facility. Trail surface from parking lot to Education Center is brick pavers. Other trails are flat or gentle grades with crushed stone and mowed grass surfaces.

Reinstein Woods is included in the New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center's online database. This database provides information about physical accessibility and social inclusion of recreation areas, facilities, parks, and programs from around the state of New York. View the complete site assessment for more information. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window.)

A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


See Google Maps for step by step directions to Reinstein Woods. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window.)

Email listserve

Sign up for our listserve to receive an email notification when the new seasonal program schedule is posted online. To sign up, use this link to subscribe to GovDelivery by entering your e-mail address. Fill in and submit the requested information on the "New Subscriber" page.

This will take you to the "Quick Subscription" page where you will see all the topics that you can receive email updates on from DEC. Scroll to the "Education and Outdoor Skills" category and check the box next to "Reinstein Woods EEC." You will receive a welcome email from DEC confirming your subscription(s).

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