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. All public facilities, including restrooms, are closed to the public until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Saunders Woods Preserve

25 acres

Saunders Woods Preserve is a natural oasis for wildlife and community residents in the heart of the Main Line. The Bridlewild Trail passes through the preserve and connects to a wider system of paths that wind through the community. A walk here reveals a lively forest habitat as well as an open meadow that is home to a variety of bird species.

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8/10 of a mile northeast of Morris Avenue on Waverly Road

history

Donated to Natural Lands in 1988 by Dorothy Saunders, the property—originally known as “Little Farm”—has long been a place of refuge for both people and wildlife. For decades, the preserve’s trails and circa-1830 barn have welcomed families, students, scout troops, equestrians, and community members; the forest and meadows are home to a myriad of songbird species and other wildlife.

Photo: Ted Vanderlaan

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