Our nature preserves are open to the public 365 days per year from sunrise to sunset, providing natural places that offer peace and respite for all.
Willistown Conservation Trust owns and manages Hartman Meadow, Ashbridge, Kirkwood, Kestrel Hill and Rushton Woods Preserves. We maintain these lands to preserve and enhance their natural and scenic features and appropriate public access and education. Okehocking Preserve is owned by Willistown Township and is protected by a conservation easement held by Willistown Conservation Trust.
Other Nature Preserves in the Area
Okehocking Preserve | Owned by Willistown Township is a 180-acre nature preserve with over five miles of trails, rolling hills, woodland and stream. The Trust partnered with Willistown Township to secure the funding and permanent preservation of this Willistown jewel. A stone barn and surrounding 4.4 acres within the Preserve are owned by Willistown Conservation Trust. Read more.
Willisbrook Preserve | The 126-acre Willisbrook Preserve, owned by Natural Lands Trust, includes over 20 acres of the Willistown Serpentine Barrens, a rare ecosystem unique to this area. These barrens support a diverse variety of plants, including serpentine aster, round-leafed fame flower, and warm-season grasses. Read more.
Ridley Creek State Park | This park encompasses over 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is in the southern portion of the Trust's preservation focus area. Read more.
Tyler Arboretum | To the east of and abutting Ridley Creek State Park, Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare plant specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. Read more.
East Goshen Park | East Goshen Township owns the 66 acres East Goshen Park on Paoli Pike. Read more.