Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve is the headquarters of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. ASWP manages and operates the five miles of trails and 134 acres of sanctuary at Beechwood Farms under a lease agreement with property holder, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Its facilities include Educational Classrooms, the Audubon Nature Store, the Teacher Resource Center, a Natural History Library, the Evans Nature Center auditorium. The newest addition to Beechwood is the Audubon Center for Native Plants. Beechwood is also the site of our unique Outdoor Discovery field trips for school children.
I can't believe I've lived this close to Beechwood Farms for over a year and it was the first time I went. We went on a rainy cooler day took a walk down to the lake and back up around to the Natural play area and it was just absolutely beautiful! Look forward to exploring more in the future. The one employee I ran into was super helpful and even ran grab them out for us.
Extremely well executed and the board of trustees is highly involved and the pamphlets are amazing the structure itself on that property is well made its just that beautiful destination and from what I remember the events are popular and they are executed At the professional level From beginning to end and at every point in between
Been coming here for hikes for years. One of the best place around for nature and walks
Great place. Some fun trails and not too busy. They offer event hosting and will be going back frequently.
*Construction underway and parking lot temporarily closed August 2017.* Beautiful nature reserve featuring meadows, woodlands, a pond and stream, as well as a nature playscape for climbing over logs, through tunnels and up into a treehouse. Great for small children and families, though dogs are prohibited. Five miles of interconnecting hiking trails will provide many habitats to explore. We often see Canada geese, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, frogs and Mallard ducks. Sometimes we see wild turkeys in the woodlands. Beechwood Farms offers summer camps, naturalist led hikes and special events throughout the year, such as Maple Sugaring demonstrations. The reserve is also home to a Native Plant Nursery with a variety of woodland and meadow plants, shrubs and trees.