NOTE: Note: The restroom at Binky Lee is closed for repairs. Sorry for any inconvenience!
1445 Pikeland Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Darin Groff, Preserve Manager
610-353-5587 ext. 505
Parking: 1/2 mile southeast of Rt. 113 on Pikeland Road (near Dogwood Lane)
Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. An exploration of the trails provides a wonderful introduction to natural area restoration techniques. The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester County past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions.
|4 miles of unpaved trails ranging from easy to difficult|
|Birds include Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark, American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, and Woodcock|
|Animals include red fox, wood and tree frogs, raccoon, eastern chipmunk, and eastern flying squirrel|
|Warm- and cool-season grasslands with native wildflowers, wetlands, and pasture land|
|Mature native woodlands filled with oak, hickory, and sugar maple; young floodplain forest; white pine plantation; and successional forest. More than 10,000 trees planted on the property to expand forested areas|
|Two tributaries to the Pickering Creek, designated as a “High Quality” stream and a public drinking source|
Trail Map (also available at the parking lot kiosk)
Interpretive signage along trails