Alert During this public health crisis, Natural Lands’ nature preserves remain open to the public as places to engage in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, or running, which are considered allowable individual activities as part of the stay-at-home orders for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Social distancing must be maintained. If the parking lot is full please visit at another time.
Meng Preserve is a steeply sloped, forested property with impressive outcrops of diabase rock and vernal pools. It is part of a larger landscape—the Stone Hill Greenway—notable for its vast, unbroken forest and the essential habitat it offers for wildlife, including several species of migratory songbirds whose numbers are in decline.
The property was once the home of Eva R. Meng, an avid preservationist, who gifted the land in her will to Valley Forge Audubon Society in 1994.
Eva and her sister, Edna, were avid preservationists. For many years, the property was used as “Camp Ivy” for Girl Scout Troop #3 of Schwenksville to engage in the natural world.
The preserve includes two miles of hiking trails, including trails named in honor of both Eva and Edna Meng.
In 2019, Valley Forge Audubon Society transferred ownership of Meng Preserve to Natural Lands.
The Preserve is located along Mine Hill Road, just a tenth-of-a-mile from the intersection of Mine Hill and Meng Roads, in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, PA.
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