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The Cumming Nature Center is a 900-acre environmental education center located seven miles north of Naples and seven miles south of Honeoye, New York, in the Bristol Hills.

Become one with nature as you trek through the outdoors on guided hikes. Take advantage of the winter months and cross-country ski and snowshoe. Participate in our many programs, including our annual Maple Sugaring event.


Guest Health and Safety

Be assured that the health and safety of RMSC visitors and employees is our top priority.

We are closely monitoring news regarding COVID-19 and are continually updating our protocol in active response to guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the New York State Department of Public Health, and Monroe County public health officials.

At this time, CNC nature trails will remain open, but there will be no indoor access until further notice. All programs and events for the next two weeks are canceled or postponed for further notice. We will continue to follow guidance from public health authorities as the situation evolves.

Additional Information

What can I do to help prevent the spread of disease including the common cold, flu and COVID-19?

Our recommendations below are based on direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer composed of at least 60% alcohol. Hand-sanitizer is available to guests of the RMSC at all locations.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid shaking hands, if possible. Waving is the new handshake.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. We’ll be here when you get better!
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Where can I find more information?

For more information and to stay-up-to-date on the evolving situation, see these sites:

  • Monroe County Health Department
  • New York State Department of Health
  • The World Health Organization
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What if I purchased a ticket for a canceled, postponed, or future event?
The current direction from the Monroe County Department of Health is to postpone all gatherings with people of 50 or more until further notice. As a result, we are reviewing all upcoming events and Planetarium shows and limiting ticket sales or postponing events.

As we determine that events must be postponed, our Membership and Visitor Services team will be reaching out to ticket holders and program participants to notify them of the postponement. If an event is canceled and cannot be postponed, everyone who has purchased a ticket will have the opportunity to turn their purchase into a donation or receive a refund. If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How does the Rochester Museum & Science Center make decisions regarding COVID-19?
We are basing our decisions on directions and guidance from public authorities including New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, New York Stated Department of Health, and Monroe County Health Department.


Location/Directions

RMSC Cumming Nature Center
6472 Gulick Road
Naples, NY 14512

Phone: 585.374.6160

Fax: 585.374.8286

Directions from Rochester, NY and points north:

  • Take Interstate 390 south to Routes 5 & 20.
  • Proceed east to Route 15A in Lima.
  • Go south on Route 15A to Route 20A in Hemlock.
  • Head east on Route 20A to East Lake Road in Honeoye.
  • Proceed south on East Lake Road to County Road 33. There are signs to point the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33.
  • Turn east on County Road 33, and then southeast on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road, and the CNC entrance will be on your right.

Directions from Naples, NY and points south:

  • From Main Street in Naples (State Route 21), turn onto Clark Street (County Hwy 36), heading north.
  • Take first right onto Gulick Road.
  • Follow Gulick Road for 7 miles.
  • CNC will be on your left.

Hours

Wednesday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Trail sweep begins 30 minutes before closing, weather permitting.


Cumming Nature Center Admission

  • FREE for RMSC members
  • FREE for CNC Pine Pass members
  • $3 per person for general public
  • $10 per family for general public
  • $5 for skiing & snowshoeing (admission covers maintenance of trails during snow season) 
  • Dogs are welcome!

Additional charges may apply for certain programs 

 

Cumming Nature Center Pines Pass

Now you can purchase a membership specifically for the Cumming Nature Center.

Benefits:

  • Family entry to Cumming Nature Center: Free
  • Snowshoe rental: 20% discount
  • Ski rental: 20% discount
  • Discount for Cumming Nature Center programs: 10% discount
  • Birthday party privileges

Price: $55

Become a Pines Pass Member!

Visit the Nature Center Welcome Desk to order


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