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Enchanted Forest Exploration

ChesLen Preserve | Fri, August 30, 2019, 8:00am - 7:00pm

Search for fairy and gnome homes in Ollie Owl’s Enchanted Forest during this magical, self-guided exploration!

Mythical creatures have taken up residence at Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, at ChesLen Preserve. Visit during the month of August, and look for their homes along the trails and in the playground space. Peer closely, and you may even glimpse a fairy or gnome!

We love seeing kids having fun outdoors! Post your photos on social media with #natlands to tag us.

Please DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE any of the homes. Leave them for the next family to find!


ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville , PA 19320


August 30, 2019
8:00am - 7:00pm

ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled meadows, fields of corn and soybeans, and stream valleys.

Visitors can also explore Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, where young explorers can climb logs, build stick tee-pees, hunt for bugs, explore small streams, and get a little dirty, tired, and inspired. Free play is encouraged and is a great way for kids to gain an appreciation for nature.

Wear sturdy shoes for exploring uneven terrain.

This activity is self guided.

Ollie Owl’s trail is not suitable for most strollers.

Please leave your four-legged friends at home.

Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround is located at 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA. Look for the arches on the left-hand side of the parking area to guide you down the trail to the NaturePlayGround.

Restrooms are available a short walk away at the Lenfest Center pavilion.

Play at your own risk.

NaturePlayGround is closed during inclement weather and high winds.


Registration not required for this self-guided activity.

OllieOwl’s NaturePlayGround is open every day, free of charge, from dawn until dusk.

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:
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