Loading Events

Back to Events

  • This event has passed.

Bryn Coed Celebration

Bryn Coed Preserve | Sun, May 05, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This event takes place rain or shine. Limited parking will be available at the Bryn Coed parking area, 1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs, PA.This is an open house-style event with activities being offered throughout the afternoon – vendors and tables will be under tent. Hot air balloon rides and activities are weather dependent.

Sample all that makes Bryn Coed so special—miles of trails, unparalleled views, a champion white oak, a nesting pair of Bald Eagles—and build-your-own picnic from Chester Springs’ purveyors of fine food, drink, and local products. Local vendors will share produce, flowers, crafts, and artisanal goods.

Celebrate with friends and neighbors who helped to save Bryn Coed or explore Natural Lands’ newest preserve for the first time. Bonus for Bryn Coed supporters and Natural Lands’ members: a tethered hot air balloon to appreciate all that you’ve helped save! The afternoon will feature guided hikes, family activities, plein air artists, and a farmers’ market to sample the treats of Chester Springs.


Participating vendors include:

Kimberton Whole Foods
Baba’s Brew Kombucha
Yellow Springs Farm
Birchrun Hills Farm
Vesta BBQ
Kimberton CSA
Swarmbustin’ Honey
Cara Graver of the Cob Studio
Silkie’s Alpaca Farm
Dressler Estate
East Branch Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company


Bryn Coed Preserve
1869 Flint Road
Chester Springs , PA 19425


May 5, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

In 2017, Natural Lands acquired a 1,505-acre mosaic of forest and farmland known as Bryn Coed—which means “wooded hill” in Welsh. In doing so, we saved one of the largest remaining unprotected swaths of land in the greater Philadelphia region from becoming a housing development.

The preserve includes a Pennsylvania Champion white oak, the headwaters of the Pickering Creek, and several Bald Eagle nesting spots. Miles of hiking trails meander past 19th century stone farmhouses, historical ruins, and other remnants of the land’s agricultural past.

Please note: a portion of the trails traverse private property. Please respect the owners’ privacy and stay on the trails.

This event takes place rain or shine. Parking will be available at the Bryn Coed parking area, 1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs, PA.

  • Come ready to shop. Our Chester Springs-area market will feature food and drink, plus crafts, flowers and plants galore.
  • Dress for the weather—we recommend sturdy shoes and outdoor attire for walking on hiking trails
  • Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome
  • Picnic boxes are available for purchase, or you can bring your own.


Event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

Photography policy:
Attendance at Natural Lands programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify Natural Lands staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.

Participant Waiver:
By registering for this event, I, as the participant, and/or parent or legal guardian of a minor participant, do hereby understand and acknowledge that by participating, in this, or any, Natural Lands’ event or activity, I am agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless Natural Lands, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” herein).

I further acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of the Program and related Activities and my and/or the Minor’s experience and capabilities, and believe that I and/or the minor are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions of participation.

I fully understand that: (a) the Program and related Activities involve risks and dangers of damage to personal property and serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (“risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my and/or the Minor’s own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the “releasees” as aforementioned; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or the minor incur as a result of my participation or that of the Minor in the Activity.

I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Natural Lands or any of their “releasees” from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property, or other damages on my and/or the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “releasees” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement I, the Minor, or anyone on the Minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

I have read this Agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by registering for this event, and have done so freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.