Preserve’s Trails Open!
We welcome both members and non-members to visit our trails inside the deer fencing every day except Monday, when the Preserve is closed. A limited number of reservations will be available online for the following times and days: Tuesday through Sunday 10 am-4 pm (last admittance at 3 pm). If you would like to purchase Preserve admission after the desired ticketing time has begun, please inquire about availability at the entrance gate. Regular adult tickets are $8. While online reservations are preferred, a limited number of tickets are now available for purchase directly at the gate without a reservation for $9—by credit card only. We do not accept cash at this time. Members are, as always, free.
Due to the additional work requirements necessitated by the pandemic for both our staff and volunteers, our gate does not open until 10 am.
Please note, for safety reasons you must leave by the end of your time slot. We need to limit the number of visitors at the Preserve at any given time in order to maintain social distancing. Also, the Preserve closes at 4 pm daily, at which time the gates will lock. The entrance gate closes at 3 pm allowing guests who arrive later in the day the opportunity to walk before the Preserve closes.
Members: Free (you will receive an entry code)
Adults: $8 ($9 at the Gate)
Seniors 65 and older and full-time students with ID: $6
Children (5-14): $4
Children under 5: Free
Those with reservations to visit the Preserve should arrive at the main entrance gate during their reserved access time to check-in. Please keep in mind that all visitors will be expected to follow COVID-19 health and safety precautions—including maintaining proper social distancing from others and wearing face masks when near other visitors during your visit. Also, don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent.
The Visitor Center restrooms will be open. However, the rest of the Visitor Center will remain closed.
Native Plant and Gift Shop Sales:
Our Native Plant Nursery and Twinleaf Book & Gift Shop (Outdoor) are open for in-person sales. Hours are currently Friday and Saturday from 10 am-3:30 pm; last admittance at 3 pm and Sunday 12:30 – 3:30 pm; last admittance at 3 pm.
No reservations are required to shop in-person. Simply drive up to the main gate and tell the gatekeeper you have come to shop at the nursery or gift shop.
For the safety of all concerned, while at the nursery everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. In addition, if for health reasons you would feel more comfortable with our curbside pickup option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate your native plant or gift shop pickup.
Finally, during these challenging times, this reopening process will be a learning experience for all of us. Please be patient and respectful of everyone—staff, volunteers, and other visitors—as we figure out together how to best enjoy the Preserve again.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan:
Maintain Social Distancing and Mask Up!
Please note, for safety reasons at all times visitors must practice social distancing—a minimum of 6 feet of separation from groups other than your own. To visit the Preserve, you must mask up! As ordered by Gov. Wolf, everyone must wear a mask outdoors whenever you are less than 6 feet from others. At the Preserve, this includes our parking lot, restrooms, plant sales area and anywhere on the trails where you may approach others who are not a part of your household. Wearing a mask is one of the best ways we can keep each other healthy. Thanks for doing your part!