For: Fall migrants
Place: Visitor Center, 9:15 a.m.
Leaders: Patty Werth (484-985-8164, firstname.lastname@example.org) and John Werth (215-859-1148)
Note: Established in 1938, this 848-acre park is a beautiful mix of dense woodlands, open pastures, and edge habitat surrounding the historic Hopewell Village. Our walk will begin at the Visitor’s Center and will consist of two loops; the first loop will be approximately 1 mile in length, travelling torward Hopewell Lake in adjacent French Creek State Park, and the second loop will cover about 2 miles into the Baptism Creek watershed of the Hopewell Big Woods. Join us for one or both loops. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Trails are unpaved but well-maintained. The terrain is mostly gently sloping, although there are a couple of short steep sections. A modern restroom is on site. Children accompanied by an adult and beginners are welcome.
Note: Gates do not open until 9:00 a.m. There is no access until that time.
Directions: From West Chester, take Route 100 north, turn left onto Route 401. Go about 6.4 miles and in 1 mile, turn right on Route 345 Bulltown Road, take a slight right on to Warwick Road then a slight left on to Pine Swamp Road (all still Route 345). Turn left on Mark Bird Lane to find the Visitor Center.