In all, Natural Lands Trust owns and manages 42 nature preserves spanning over 22,000 acres. We invite you to explore this list of those properties that are most accessible for public enjoyment. Other preserves have more limited visitation due to sensitive natural resources or lack of facilities.
All preserves are open sunrise to sunset and admission is always free.
The 3,412-acre Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys in the Pocono Plateau’s Lehigh River Watershed.
Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows.
The 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve features sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens.
Crow’s Nest Preserve is made up of 621 acres of woodlands, meadows, and crop fields along French Creek.
Glades Wildlife Refuge is a 6,765-acre expanse of diverse landscapes: vast tidal marshes, wooded uplands, beaches along the Delaware Bay, and a remarkable old growth forest.
Once slated for development, our newest public preserve features gently rolling hills of native grass meadows, mature woodlands, and agricultural fields. The preserve’s 1.5 miles of trails were built in large part by our dedicated volunteers.
Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve is a 279-acre oasis of meadows, woodlands, and wetlands nestled among the highly developed suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales.
Our Harold N. Peek Preserve is a 344-acre property along the freshwater, tidal Maurice River.
The 55-acre Hildacy Farm Preserve contains a diversity of habitats that attract abundant wildlife–particularly birds.
The 200-acre Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust is perched on the steep slopes of Bougher Hill overlooking the scenic Delaware River.
One of our newest preserves, the 222-acre Peacedale Preserve includes vast expanses of woodlands and hayfields; the latter will be converted to native grass meadows in the coming years.
The 508 acres that make up Sadsbury Woods include one of the largest remaining, unfragmented woodlands in Chester County.
Saunders Woods Preserve is a 25-acre natural oasis for wildlife and community residents in the heart of the Main Line.
The 27-acre Sharp’s Woods Preserve is an island of nature surrounded by suburban development.
The 13-acre Stone Hills Preserve is part of one of the largest contiguous woodlands in Montgomery County.
Stroud Preserve consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County.
The 98-acre Wawa Preserve features trails that traverse a variety of habitats, including dense woodlands and sunny meadows.
The 126-acre Willisbrook Preserve, which was donated to Natural Lands Trust in 1961, holds special significance as the first property we received through donation.