Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s trails are open to enjoy
During these anxious and stressful times, it is crucial to focus not only on our physical health, but on our mental and emotional health as well.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve invites you to come enjoy the healthful peace and tranquility of the Preserve’s 134 acres of native forest, meadows and trails.
As the nation’s one-and-only living museum specifically devoted to native plants – over 700 of Pennsylvania’s 2,000 native plant species grow naturally here – the Preserve has something to offer everyone, from young children to adults.
Come wander 4-1/2 miles of trails that traverse such diverse habitats as mature hardwood forests, meadows, steep hillsides, a creek, two ponds and other wetlands.
A fenced-in, deer-free zone of more than 100 acres allows you to enjoy native plants representative of our region’s natural environment before the European settlers arrived.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made significant changes for the safety of our community.
These include the closure of all indoor facilities, except for our rest rooms, which are rigorously disinfected twice a day.
We also require all visitors to adhere to social distancing and facemask requirements.
In addition, we have moved many of our very popular educational programs, which explore the benefits of integrating native plants into your own home landscapes, as well as related wildlife topics, online, while continuing activities on site that can be practiced safely outdoors.
With our community’s health in mind, these on-site activities include 10:30am Friday naturalist walks and our in-person yoga and meditation classes.
Stay tuned for the launch of our online auction in October.
Also open outdoors is our Native Plant Nursery, which sells more than 175 different native plant species, and our Twinleaf Book & Gift Shop, both open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Preserve and its trails are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Online reservations for admission are $8 for adults – or $9 at our gate.
Whether online or at the gate, admission for others is as follows: $6 for seniors and full-time students with ID; $4 for children 5-14; and free for children under five.
Preserve members always enjoy free access.
So, come lower your blood pressure.
Experience what’s natural and learn what’s native.
To discover more about all of these ways to enjoy our Preserve, visit www.bhwp.org.
PHOTO CAP: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s 4.5 miles of trails are open with visitors asked to adhere to proper social distancing and mask requirements.