The Friends of Five Mile woods will offer free nature walks to the public at the Five Mile Woods nature preserve on Sunday, September 24th starting at noon, and taking place throughout the afternoon until 3:30pm. Participants will experience the signs of fall and learn about a variety of plants and animals that make Five Mile Woods their home.
People of all ages are welcome. Walking is on trails with uneven surfaces, please wear sturdy walking shoes that can get muddy. Registration is not required.
Five Miles Woods is a 300-acre nature preserve. It was purchased in 1979 by Lower Makefield Township.
It is primarily wooded and contains a section of the Fall Line, where the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions come together. The park not only serves as a nature preserve but also provides opportunities for residents to connect with nature close to home.
Five Mile Woods, often referenced as the hidden gem of Lower Makefield Township, was recently highlighted in the Lower Makefield Play for All Plan after residents indicated that conservation and sustainability were preferred ways to spend money. The Township has identified the Park as a “hub for environmental programming with spin-offs to other programs such as day camps, senior programming and others.” (Play for All Plan pg. 75).
In addition, Five Mile Woods was highlighted as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act transition Plan written by the Township to create opportunities for accessibility within the Park. Tours begin at 1305 Big Oak Road in Lower Makefield Township near the Kohl’s shopping center.
PHOTO CAP: Five Mile Woods Naturalist John Heilferty shows a box turtle to one of their guests.