Located in Roxborough just off the Schuylkill River Trail (it’s bikeable, for the ambitious!), the Schuylkill Center for Environment Education has been helping us city-dwellers learn about the natural world for 50 years. The center hosts a wide variety of programming, from a nature preschool to a native plant nursery.
The hiking trails here are arranged in short loops, taking you through meadows, established forests and along a small stream. There’s nothing too challenging about the terrain here, making this a great place to bring the family. A highlight is the half-dozen ponds scattered throughout the grounds, where you can find frogs, toads and massive snapping turtles.
There’s also a bird blind and a register for logging your bird sightings, as well as the remains of an 18th-century farmstead repurposed for the center’s educational activities.
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Last updated: December 31, 2018