Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope

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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is a 134-acre nature preserve, botanical garden, and accredited museum located at 1635 River Road (Pennsylvania Route 32), New Hope, Pennsylvania. It is open daily, except for major holidays, April–June, and closed on Tuesdays July–March; an admission fee is charged to nonmembers. A non-profit organization, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Association Inc., maintains the park in accordance to a management agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Today, the preserve contains over 700 of the 2,000 plant species native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley, growing in a naturalistic setting of woodlands, meadows, ponds and Pidcock Creek, with about 4.5 miles of walking trails. It is an excellent site for bird-watching.

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  • We happened on a nature walking tour which was beuatufl and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  more »
  • Bowmans Hill is a lovely forested area to explore for a couple of hours. Even in August, the colors were stunning. There wasn't much blooming but there were still trails to be explored and plants...  more »
  • Beautiful place to do some light hiking. Reasonable pricing on native plants and a very interesting history. The Membership price is also very reasonable and is good for access to over 100 other nature preserves around the country. Highly recommended to visit.
  • Amazing spot to go to for the day. Pack and lunch, put on your sneakers, get a bottle of water and just soak up the beauty. Great programs for kiddos.

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