Trail Alert! The Schuylkill River Trail in Auburn of Schuylkill County will be closed as it will be used to transport coal silts for an environmental remediation project.

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Academy of Natural SciencesAllegheny Aqueduct Historical ParkAmerican Philosophical Society MuseumAmerican Swedish Historical MuseumAntietam Lake Park and Angora Fruit FarmAppalachian Trail ConservancyAppalachian TrailheadArtFusion 19464Awbury ArboretumBarnes FoundationBartram’s GardenBear Creek Environmental Area & Dr. James S. Shadle Nature CenterBelmont Mansion and Underground Railroad MuseumBerks County Genealogical SocietyBerks County Heritage CenterBerks NatureBicycle Coalition of Greater PhiladelphiaBinky Lee PreserveBlack Rock DamBlack Rock SanctuaryBlue Marsh LakeBlue Mountain Eagle Climbing ClubBoathouse RowBoyertown Museum of Historic VehiclesCabela’sCarousel at PottstownCedar Grove MansionCentral Perkiomen Valley ParkChester Springs StudiosCliveden of the National TrustColebrookdale Railroad: The Secret Valley LineColonial TheatreConrad Weiser HomesteadCrow’s Nest PreserveCynwyd Trail BridgeDaniel Boone HomesteadDelaware Valley Orienteering AssociationDestination Schuylkill RiverEast Falls GlassworksEastern State PenitentiaryEbenezer Maxwell MansionElmwood Park ZooEvansburg State ParkFairmount ParkFairmount Water Works Interpretive CenterFairview Union Sunday SchoolFitzwater Station Canoe and Kayak RentalsFort Mifflin on the DelawareFort Washington State ParkFranklin InstituteFrench Creek State ParkFricks Locks Village ToursGermantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)Goggleworks Center for the ArtsGoschenhoppen Historians, Inc.Great Valley Nature CenterGreen Lane ParkGreen Valleys AssociationGring’s Mill Recreation AreaGrumblethorpeGwynedd Wildlife PreserveHamburg Area Historical SocietyHamburg Field HouseHawk Mountain SanctuaryHermitage MansionHex Barn Art TourHighlands Mansion and GardensHistoric Houses of Fairmount ParkHistoric Joanna FurnaceHistoric RittenhouseTownHistoric Yellow SpringsHistorical Society of Berks County Museum and LibraryHistorical Society of Montgomery CountyHistorical Society of Schuylkill CountyHistorical Society of Phoenixville AreaHope LodgeHopewell Furnace National Historic SiteHunsicker’s GroveIndependence National Historical ParkJapanese House and GardenJenkins ArboretumJerry’s Classic Car MuseumJewish Museum of Eastern PAJohn Heinz National Wildlife RefugeJohn James Audubon at Mill GroveKernsville Dam Recreation AreaKeystone Canoe ClubKing of Prussia ShoppingKutztown Area Historical SocietyLaurel Hill CemeteryLaurel Hill MansionLeesport Locktender’s HouseLemon HillLocust Lake State ParkLorimer ParkLower Merion ConservancyLower Perkiomen Valley ParkManatawny Green Mini GolfManayunk Arts CenterManayunk TowpathMary Wood Park HouseMennonite Heritage CenterMill at AnselmaMolly Maguire Auto TourMonocacy Hill Recreation AreaMontgomery CemeteryMontgomery County Community College West CampusMorlatton VillageMorris ArboretumMutter MuseumNational Constitution CenterNational Iron & Steel Heritage MuseumNational Museum of American Jewish HistoryNicholas Stoltzfus HouseNolde Forest Environmental Education CenterNorristown Farm ParkOrwigsburg Historical Society & MuseumOur Town Foundation GalleryPA German Cultural Heritage CenterPaoli Battlefield Historical ParkPennypacker MillsPerkiomen TrailPerkiomen Watershed ConservancyPeter Wentz FarmsteadPhiladelphia Canoe ClubPhiladelphia History Museum at Atwater KentPhiladelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphia ZooPhoenixville FoundryPioneer Tunnel Coal MinePlease Touch MuseumPort Clinton Peanut ShopPottsgrove ManorPottstown RiverwalkPowel HouseRailway Restoration Project 113Reading Area Community College Yocum LibraryReading Area Firefighters MuseumReading Blue Mountain & Northern RailroadReading PagodaReading Public MuseumReading Railroad Heritage MuseumRiver of Revolutions Interpretive CenterRiverbend Environmental Education CenterRosenbach Museum & LibraryRyerss Museum and LibrarySantander Arena and Performing Arts CenterSchuylkill BanksSchuylkill Canal Lock 60Schuylkill Canal Tow Path and LocksSchuylkill Center for Environmental EducationSchuylkill County Agricultural MuseumSchuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape InitiativeSchuylkill River Greenways NHASchuylkill River Trail BoardwalkSchwenkfelder Library & Heritage CenterSculpture ToursSovereign Majestic TheatreSpring-Ford Area Historical Society MuseumStentonStrawberry MansionSullivan’s BridgeSweetbriar MansionTake it Outdoors AdventuresTamaqua Train StationThe Speaker’s HouseThe WoodlandsTuscarora State ParkUniversity of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyUpper Schuylkill Valley ParkValley Forge National Historical ParkVenice Island Interpretive WalkVF Clothing Outlet CenterWalk In Art CenterWarwick County ParkWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R)Welkinweir / Green Valley AssociationWissahickon Valley ParkWoodfordWoodmere Art MuseumWyckYuengling Brewery Tours

Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve 640 S. Swedesford Road, Ambler PA, 19002

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The Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. Please respect the privacy of those who live on and adjacent to the Preserve. Some neighbors of the Preserve have generously allowed the use of their property to extend the Preserve’s trail system. Please respect their privacy and property by walking only on designated trails.

(610) 699-6751

  • Birding
  • Hiking

Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve is a 234-acre oasis of meadows, woodlands and wetlands nestled among the quickly developing suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales. After more than a century in agriculture, the preserve’s fields are being carefully restored. A walk along the trails reveals a re-emerging ecosystem of native flora including warm season grasses and native wildflowers.

The Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve was once part of Record Farms established in 1872 by William M. Singerly. In time, the farm grew to more than 700 acres and, in 1912, was sold to Ralph Beaver Strassburger and renamed Normandy Farm. (Strassburger built the landmark white wall and barn visible from Route 202.) The property remained in agriculture until Jack and Claire Betz, who had purchased the various parcels during the 1970s and early 1980s, donated 110 acres to Natural Lands Trust in 1986 so that the land would be forever maintained as a wildlife preserve. In the following years, the Betz family generously helped add another 124 acres to the preserve.

This preserve serves as an excellent model for natural land restoration and our experience here guides much of our work at other Natural Lands Trust preserves. Today the 234 acres are comprised of warm-season grasses and wildflower meadows; woodlands dominated by mixed Pennsylvania hardwoods; and two wetland areas. When first established as a preserve, however, the property had been in active agriculture for many decades. Thus, the fields were dominated by non-native grasses and much of the surrounding woodlands had been cleared. The restoration work has helped to attract a variety of grassland birds such as Meadowlark and Northern Harrier.