Cascade Meadow

Cascade Meadow
At a Glance

Open Tues. – Fri.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(open on other days for special events and programs – see our calendar.)

Come and explore!
There’s lots to see and do!

Located on 100 acres along the Cascade Creek in northwest Rochester, Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center features formal and informal learning and event spaces indoors and outdoors. Walking trails, wetlands, and a LEED Platinum certified center hosts Saint Mary’s University courses as well as events, and is also available for public and private use. Outdoor trails are open during daylight hours.

For more information on our educational programming, event space rental and reservations, volunteer opportunities, and more, contact us.

Listen to Nature Notes on 89.9 KRPR

Hey Rochester-area friends of Cascade Meadow: What are you doing on Thursdays between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.? Why, listening to 89.9 KRPR and their segment called Nature Notes, of course! Tune in for the latest from Cascade Meadow, including important environmental stewardship topics, upcoming events, and recent wildlife sightings.


Girl on energycycle

What you’ll see and when to come:

  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Hours and Location

Please note: Although we love our furry best friends, we must ask that you leave your dog at home.  This will protect the waters of Cascade Creek, protect the growing wildlife population in our wetlands, and ensure that all visitors can have close encounters with beautiful and fascinating plants and wildlife. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sustainable Site

Cascade Meadow's solar panels

Let us tell you about our building!

Discover how we’ve infused the design, construction, and operation of our site with thoughts of our impacts on the ecological and social communities we share.