Plan Your Visit
Preserve’s Trails Open! Reservations are Preferred
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.
Hours & Admission
The Preserve is open year-round.
April - June, Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm (Last admission at 4 pm)
July - March, Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm (Last admission at 3 pm)
Open on the following Monday holidays: Memorial Day and Labor Day
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and for the Christmas holiday, beginning December 21 and reopening January 2
General Admission Fees
Adult Online Reservations: $8.00
Adult tickets purchased at gate: $9.00
Seniors (65 and older): $6.00
Fulltime students (with ID): $6.00
Children (5 through 14): $4.00
Children under 5: Free
Those paying General Admission are invited to attend our Guided Wildflower Walk**, offered at 2 pm daily in April, May and June, on Tuesday - Sunday, April - September and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Guided Wildflower Walks are not held November - March.
**Organized groups of 5 or more who wish to attend a wildflower walk are required to book a private group tour. Learn more about our Signature Group Tours.
Educational program fees include admission to the Preserve.
Admission revenue directly supports the Preserve’s operating expenses.
Become a Member and Visit for Free All Year Long
A BHWP membership pays for itself in just a few visits!
If you decide to join while visiting the Preserve, your admission fees from that day will be deducted from the price of your selected membership level—just keep your receipt to show in the Visitor Center.
Plan Your Visit
Native Plant and Gift Shop Sales:
Our Twinleaf Book & Gift Shop is 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.
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 gift shop pickup.
Our Native Plant Nursery is currently closed and preparing for its reopening this spring.
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!