Natural Lands Trust
60 Years of Conservation
Sadsbury Woods Preserve

The rare interior woodlands at this preserve offer critical bird habitat!

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Sadsbury Woods Preserve


443 Old Wilmington Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Darin Groff, Preserve Manager
610-353-5587 ext. 505

Parking: Old Wilmington Road between Northwood Drive and Skiles Road

The 508 acres that make up Sadsbury Woods include one of the largest remaining, unfragmented woodlands in Chester County. The preserve is an important habitat for interior nesting birds and small mammals.


trails 5.5 miles of unpaved trails ranging from easy to difficult, including one wheelchair accessible trail
Birds Birds include several neo-tropical migratory songbirds such as Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Ovenbird
Animals Animals include red fox, tree frog, raccoon, eastern chipmunk, and eastern flying squirrel
Equestrian trails Horseback riding on designated trails under good conditions (not wet or muddy); horse trailers are not permitted
Woodlands Increasingly rare area of interior woodlands (defined as an area at least 300 feet from any edge, such as a road, lawn, or meadow)
Wetlands and streams Buck Run, a tributary of the Brandywine Creek, runs through the preserve. Thousands of new trees have been planted in the Buck Run riparian area to create a better filter for surface and groundwater pollution.


Trail Map (also available at the parking lot kiosk)

Interpretive signage along trails

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Coatesville, PA
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