Plan Your Visit
Tips for Visitors
Free parking is available in the Visitor Center parking lot, with additional parking along the left side of the entrance road (Continental Drive) or by the Captian James Moore Pavilion.
The main floor of the Visitor Center, the restrooms and the parking lot are accessible to all.
Strollers can travel easily on the paved main pedestrian road and the path around the pond. Most of the rest of the trails can best accommodate strollers with all-terrain type wheels.
For convenience of all-weather walking, the trails are surfaced with gravel and linked by a paved pedestrian roadway. Many trails are quite flat and equally suited for a leisurely meander or a fast-paced walk.
Universal Access Trail
Thanks to a generous grant from Foundations Community Partnership, the Preserve features an ADA-compliant Universal Access Trail. This widened and hard-packed trail connects the Visitor Center to the Pond through Penn's Woods and provides equal opportunity for education and exploration to all visitors.
Simple Rules to Follow
Please follow these rules as a courtesy to other visitors and to protect the Preserve's habitats and native plants:
- Service dogs only. Pets are not allowed (even on leash) within the fenced portion of the Preserve.
- Please do not pick or collect the wildflowers or other plants.
- Walk only on the trails.
- No fishing, hunting, swimming or cross-country skiing. No horseback riding, motorcycles, snowmobiles or off-road vehicles.
- No bicycling on or off the trails. You may ride your bicycle or motorcycle up to the Visitor Center; a bicycle rack is provided.
You're welcome to picnic at the designated area located just past the entrance to the Preserve grounds in the Captain James Moore Pavilion including the adjacent grassy area. The Pavilion has electricity and picnic tables.
Anyone is welcome to use the Pavilion if it is not reserved. To find out about renting the Moore Pavilion for a group, click here.
There is no food concession at the Preserve. Bottled water and a small variety of snacks are sold in the Visitor Center. There are many restaurants and convenience stores in nearby New Hope.
We welcome photography for personal use, provided that: all parties remain on the trails; other guests are not inconvenienced; and the Preserve’s rules and regulations are followed.
Requests for professional photography and shoots for commercial and marketing purposes: require advance permission; are subject to an additional fee; and must include recognition of the Preserve when published.
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Once you've visited the Preserve, you have many choices for exploring the region. Bucks County, where the Preserve is located, offers plenty of activities for families and individuals. From beautiful gardens, to historical sites and cultural events, to shopping and wonderful restaurants—Bowman’s Tavern is less than a mile away—you're sure to find much that suits your fancy.
Just up the road from the Preserve is the quaint town of New Hope, renowned for antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and a variety of restaurants. Browse in the shops, enjoy a meal at an outdoor café, see a show at the Bucks County Playhouse, take a ride on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad or explore the Delaware River. Across the river from New Hope is Lambertville, NJ, which offers similar attractions as New Hope.
After enjoying our beautiful Preserve, you may want to embark on a historical adventure at the Washington Crossing Historic Park, with the Historic Village, the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River; the Thompson-Neely House; and Bowman’s Hill Tower.
About 5-6 miles away, you can discover charming and historic Peddler’s Village,which offers, shopping, dining, gardens and lodging.
There are many wineries in Bucks County, and a few breweries as well.
- Bucks County Children’s Museum
- Sesame Place
- Kids Castle
- Core Creek Park
- Tyler State Park
- Nockamixon State Park
- Ringing Rocks
If you prefer to enjoy the city, Philadelphia is less than an hour away: