With more people at the Preserve than ever, please keep in mind:
- We are a privately owned nature preserve: not a recreational park. Our rules and mission are designed to protect the plants, animals, bugs, and birds.
- We are member-supported, meaning contributions from our members help protect the Trust’s 852 acres of open space. Memberships and donations help us maintain our trails and facilities, fund our educational programs, and protect more open space in the future. Become a member here!
- Do not park at our main parking lot (2955 Edge Hill Road) if you have dogs or bikes with you. Dogs and Bikes are not allowed on most of our trails. Dogs and bikes are ONLY allowed on the Creek Road Trail, Pennypack Creek Trail, and Pennypack Parkway. Please park on Creek Road or Masons Mill Road and follow trail postings at each trailhead. Please keep your dogs on a leash and pick up after them. More info on our dog policy here.
- Stay on designated trails and leave no trace. Thank you for following our rules and keeping our park a thriving natural open space that everyone, especially the plants, trees, and animals can enjoy. Plan your hike ahead of time by looking at our map and the designated trail uses before you visit!
Interns Challenge Misconceptions About Conservation
When you think about conservation research, what comes to mind? Tigers prowling through lush forests? Whales breaching from churning ocean waves? Dramatic portrayals of nature command attention and action, lending themselves well to television. But these kinds of snapshots — the highlight reels — only offer a glimpse into all that environmental protection is.
“Walking through six-foot-tall grass and running into thorn bushes was not fun!” laughs intern Jake Winger, a trained geologist who completed a soil sampling project at the Pennypack Trust. “Prior to the internship, I had very little experience with conservation and restoration. I only knew what I was taught in the classroom. I didn’t understand the full scope of the work”… keep reading
Pennypack Volunteers Highlighted on 6abc News
Volunteers make it all happen at the Pennypack Trust. This piece features the Reforester program, but our volunteers help us with everything ranging from planting, trail restoration, event staffing, mailing assistance and so much more. Always dressed in a smile and eager to help, they inspire our community daily. From all of us here at the Pennypack Trust, Board and staff, we deeply appreciate everyone who has gifted us with their time and has helped us to fulfill on our mission. The Pennypack Trust could not possibly make the impact it does without its generous and hardworking volunteers. Please join us in giving thanks to our amazing volunteers!