Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys... and one of the best places to go hiking!
The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester County past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions.
Developers coveted this vast, unspoiled property for decades. Today, Bryn Coed is protected forever.
Alert: A portion of the yellow trail will be closed until June to protect wildlife. Please abide by posted signage
ChesLen is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County.
Alert: The Blue Trail is closed until further notice.
Crow’s Nest Preserve is a haven for many wild and wonderful creatures, including children!
At Glades, the cycles and rhythm of the natural world are evident in the seasonal weather, migrating birds, and fluctuating tides.
This expanse of rolling farm fields, woodlands, and wetlands offers unspoiled views and varied hiking trails.
The meadows at Gwynedd are filled with butterflies and other pollinators during warm weather, and still beautiful when winter dusts them with snow.
Alert: Main parking lot under construction and may be closed; park on Evergreen Drive and enter the preserve there if lot…
This wetland habitat is an excellent place to observe a wide variety of birds, especially migrating waterfowl and raptors.
Hildacy Preserve is virtually all that remains of a 300-acre land grant from William Penn to a local tanner and his family.
Mariton is perched on the steep slopes of Bougher Hill overlooking the scenic Delaware River.
Get ready for a rocky climb in this densely forested landscape.
Peacedale Preserve, comprised of several parcels of acquired over many decades, is a wonderful example of just how long-term the work of land conservation can be.
A visit to the deep forests at Sadsbury is like stepping back in time to what Pennsylvania looked like centuries ago.
Saunders Woods Preserve is a 25-acre hidden gem of a nature preserve in the heart of the Main Line.
Stone Hills Preserve is part of one of the largest contiguous woodlands in Montgomery County.
Stoneleigh, a free public garden, is a unique combination of beauty and biodiversity whose native plant gardens will inspire.
Stroud Preserve consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County.
Parts of the preserve were once used by Wawa Dairy to graze cattle. Today, they are preserved forever.
Willisbrook is home to a rare and remarkable habitat known as a serpentine barren, which Natural Lands is working to protect.
Alert: Footbridge removed due to storm damage. Please use primitive stream crossing.
Make a good visit a great one by learning a bit about what to expect—and a few rules—before you head out.
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