The Nature Conservancy manages the largest network of private preserves in the United States. Many of these are open to the public for hiking, birding, biking and other uses. To find nature near you, check out this interactive map showcasing Conservancy’s preserves in Pennsylvania.
The Nature Conservancy considers many factors when determining what activities to permit on any Conservancy nature preserve, including hunting. Learn about nature preserves where hunting is permitted.
Need more inspiration? Check out our Pennsylvania Travel Guide or read one of our favorite stories about exploring nature in Pennsylvania.
West Branch Forest
Florence Shelly Preserve
Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain
Harry and Mary Goeringer Preserve
Thomas Darling Preserve at Two-Mile Run
Tannersville Cranberry Bog
Forest Pools Preserve at Kings Gap
Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens
Chrome Serpentine Barrens
Places We've Protected
French Creek / Fette Island
Kings Gap State Park
Minsi Lake / Tott’s Gap Corridor
Mount Bethel Fens
Mount Holly Marsh
Mountain Run Ponds
Richard O. Rowlands Preserve at Aitkin Cave
State-Line Serpentine Barrens