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 from April - June. 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 9 am.
Also note, the Preserve closes at 5 pm daily, at which time the gates will lock. The entrance gate closes at 4 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 Wednesday – Monday (Closed Tuesday), 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
Twinleaf Book & Gift Shop and Native Plant Nursery are open for in-person sales, every day that the Preserve is open.
Twinleaf Book & Gift Shop hours are currently from 10 am - 4 pm
Native Plant Nursery hours are currently from 10 am - 3 pm
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
Guided Wildflower Walks will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning April 9, 2021. There will be a morning or afternoon walk depending on weather and naturalist availability. Cost will be $5 per person for anyone over 18. Members are free to attend a walk. Everyone must register in advance for a Guided Wildflower Walk at the Twinleaf Shop.
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. 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.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan:
Per the Governor's May 31 lifting of COVID-19 mitigation orders and June 28 lifting of the statewide mask mandate, the Preserve has revised its COVID-related restrictions in accordance with this change. Masking and social distancing are no longer required or enforced for any staff, volunteer or visitor, both indoors and outdoors. Masking and social distancing are a matter of personal choice for all parties. The Preserve still recommends that unvaccinated visitors continue to wear masks indoors and during outdoor group activities with people outside of their household. For information on how to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, click here for the PA Department of Health's website.
The Preserve remains in close contact with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the PA Department of Health and the CDC as we monitor the ongoing COVID situation and will amend these policies as conditions require. To see the Preserve's previous COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, please click here: BHWP COVID Health & Safety Plan (HASP) 06_27_2020Download