Hopewell Furnace NHS, Elverson, PA – Joint walk with VFAS

Please contact trip leader in advance if you are planning to go on a field trip.

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Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:15 am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:00 pm

For: Fall  migrants

Place: Visitor Center, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA, 9:15 a.m.

Leaders: Patty Werth (484-985-8164, pattyww@comcast.net) 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.

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