In all, Natural Lands Trust owns and manages 42 nature preserves spanning over 22,000 acres. We invite you to explore this list of those properties that are most accessible for public enjoyment. Other preserves have more limited visitation due to sensitive natural resources or lack of facilities.

All preserves are open sunrise to sunset and admission is always free.


Bear Creek Preserve

Rabbit Run Lane, Buck Township, PA

The 3,412-acre Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys in the Pocono Plateau’s Lehigh River Watershed.

Binky Lee Preserve

Pikeland Road, Chester Springs, PA

Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows.

ChesLen Preserve

Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA

The 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve features sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens.

Crow’s Nest Preserve

Piersol Road, Elverson, PA

Crow’s Nest Preserve is made up of 612 acres of woodlands, meadows, and crop fields along French Creek.

Glades Wildlife Refuge

Turkey Point Rd. and Maple Ave., Newport, NJ

Glades Wildlife Refuge is a 7,500-acre expanse of diverse landscapes: vast tidal marshes, wooded uplands, beaches along the Delaware Bay, and a remarkable old growth forest.

Green Hills Preserve

Gunhart Road, Mohnton, PA

Once slated for development, our newest public preserve features gently rolling hills of native grass meadows, mature woodlands, and agricultural fields. The preserve’s two miles of trails were built in large part by our dedicated volunteers.

Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

South Swedesford Road, Ambler, PA

Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve is a 279-acre oasis of meadows, woodlands, and wetlands nestled among the highly developed suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales.

Harold N. Peek Preserve

S. 2nd Street, Millville, NJ

Our Harold N. Peek Preserve is a 256-acre property along the freshwater, tidal Maurice River.

Hildacy Farm Preserve

Palmers Mill Road, Media, PA

The 55-acre Hildacy Farm Preserve contains a diversity of habitats that attract abundant wildlife–particularly birds.

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunnyside Road, Easton, PA

The 200-acre Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust is perched on the steep slopes of Bougher Hill overlooking the scenic Delaware River.

Peacedale Preserve

Peacedale Road, Landenberg, PA

One of our newest preserves, the 207-acre Peacedale Preserve includes vast expanses of woodlands and hayfields; the latter will be converted to native grass meadows in the coming years.

Sadsbury Woods Preserve

Rt. 30 & Rt 10, Coatesville, PA

The 513-acres that make up Sadsbury Woods include one of the largest remaining, unfragmented woodlands in Chester County.

Saunders Woods Preserve

Waverly Road, Gladwyne, PA

Saunders Woods Preserve is a 25-acre natural oasis for wildlife and community residents in the heart of the Main Line.

Sharp’s Woods Preserve

Byrd Drive, Berwyn, PA

The 28-acre Sharp’s Woods Preserve is an island of nature surrounded by suburban development.

Stone Hills Preserve

Laver and Gerloff Roads, Schwenksville, PA

The 13-acre Stone Hills Preserve is part of one of the largest contiguous woodlands in Montgomery County.

Stroud Preserve

North Creek Road, West Chester, PA

Stroud Preserve consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County.

Wawa Preserve

Valley Road, Media, PA

The 98-acre Wawa Preserve features trails that traverse a variety of habitats, including dense woodlands and sunny meadows.

Willisbrook Preserve

Line Road, Malvern, PA

The 126-acre Willisbrook Preserve, which was donated to Natural Lands Trust in 1961, holds special significance as the first property we received through donation.

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