Welcome to Quarry Hill
Quarry Hill Nature Center is located in 320-acre Quarry Hill Park, often referred to as the "Jewel" of the Rochester Park system. Year round free admission, learn more about the Nature Center features here.
Quarry Hill Park was once the grounds of the Rochester State Hospital. During this guided walking tour, participants will visit some of the interesting historic features that remain from a century of State Hospital use and learn about the human history of the area. From cave, to cemetery, to quarry operation, the history is rich and intriguing!
Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. Learn a few facts about this month's feature bird, the cowbird, a species with a fascinating, but unusual, approach to raising it's young.read more
Learn about little blue as we hike the blue bird trail, peek into a nest, meet Blue Bird Dave, and enjoy a sweet "tweet" treat. We'll also craft our own little blue bird.read more