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Full Moon Hike at ChesLen Preserve

Sunday, October 28 (rain date, Monday October 29)
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
ChesLen Preserve, Coatesville, PA

Join us for a leisurely hike at the ChesLen Preserve by the light of the
full moon. Natural Lands Trust volunteer and researcher
William Ryan will be your guide as we will stroll through a beautiful moonlit meadow, listen for owls and other nocturnal creatures,
and stop by the Chester County Poorhouse cemetery. The cemetery is just one of a number of historic features present at Cheslen.

Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the walk.
Adults and families welcome. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to .

Parking is located at the entrance to the preserve on Route 162 just east of Stargazers Road – look for event signs and the stone bridge.

Explore the Meadows of Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve with Natural Lands Trust and L.L. Bean

Saturday, September 29
10:00 AM
Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

Explore the meadows, woodlands, and wetlands of Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve near Ambler. Preserve manager Tom Kershner will take you on a guided tour of this 279-acre nature preserve, highlighting the varied wildlife that call the preserve home. Co-sponsored by L.L. Bean King of Prussia and Natural Lands Trust.

To register, please email .


Philadelphia Trail Club Hike at Crow’s Nest Preserve

September 1, 2012
9:30 AM
Crow’s Nest Preserve, Elverson, PA

Join Natural Lands Trust and the Philadelphia Trail Club for a hike through Crow’s Nest Preserve and French Creek State Park. Philadelphia Trail Club member Paul Schubert will lead hikers and share a detailed portrait of natural and historical features of the preserve. 

Please bring lunch and water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. We will hike a distance of between seven and nine miles including rolling hills and some rocky trails. We will meet at the Crow’s Nest Preserve parking area at 9:30 AM, please arrive on time.

Preregistration is required. To register, please contact hike leader: Paul Schubert at 610-701-8685
or .

Members Only Event: Fire and Ice at Crow’s Nest Preserve

Saturday, September 22
1 PM – 4 PM
Crow’s Nest Preserve, Piersol Road, Elverson, PA

We will meet at Crow’s Nest Preserve and take a hayride to the Hopewell Big Woods. Fire Incident Commander Darin Groff
will then lead us on a hike through the site of the April 2012 Berks County wildfire – the largest in the Hopewell Big Woods in 100 years. Darin will discuss the fire’s behavior and how he and other officials worked to contain it. Ecologist and conservation biologist Roger Latham will then discuss the fire’s impact on the forest and the role
of fire in shaping the forest habitat. Following our exploration, we
will cool off with ice cream in the Crow’s Nest Barn.

Please bring your water bottle and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

Become an NLT member here.

Registration required. To register, click here.

National Trails Day Hike at Stroud Preserve

Saturday, June 2
10:00 AM
Stroud Preserve, West Chester, PA

Get to know Stroud Preserve with Natural Lands Trust!

Stroud Trail Ambassador Brian Delphus will lead a guided hike of Stroud Preserve. Meet at the Stroud Preserve parking area off of North Creek Road.

Bring water and sturdy walking shoes. This event is rain or shine but we will cancel in case of downpour.

Free and open to the public. No preregistration required. For more information please contact Angela at (610) 353-5587, ext. 266 or .

Bear Creek Preserve Meet and Greet

Sunday, April 22
11:00 AM
Bear Creek Preserve, Buck Township, PA

Get to know Preserve Manager Joe Vinton, Bear Creek Preserve, and fellow conservationists. We will hike Bear Creek’s new trail and explore volunteer opportunities along the way. You will also learn about Natural Lands Trust’s exciting plans for Bear Creek Preserve and how YOU can get involved.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, please contact Preserve Manager Joe Vinton at or (570) 647-9175. Meet at Bear Creek Preserve’s driveway and parking area along Rt. 115. From the Village of Bear Creek at White Haven Rd and Rt. 115 intersection: travel 2.8 miles South along Rt. 115. Parking is on the right. From Blakeslee: travel 8.5 miles North along Rt 115. Parking is on the left (.5 miles North of Brother Shim’s Bar).


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