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540 Beale Rd.
Blue Bell, PA 19422
|This beautiful tract of natural open space land was acquired in 1997 with grant money from the Montgomery County Open Space Program. Combined with several adjoining acres acquired by the Wissahickon Valley Watershed, this impressive open space has both wooded and farm land features. The Township plans to maintain this Preserve as a natural area for years to come.
|Access: End of Beale Road off Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Size: 58 acres (38 owned by Whitpain Township and 20 owned by WVWA)
Parking: Gravel lot at end of Beale Road
Habitat: Meadows, woodlands
Trails: Natural, unpaved trails, shared by walkers and equestrians. Some wet spots. Hilly terrain. Good exercise walk. WVWA’s Armentrout loop trail is 0.7 mile; the Horseways/Whitpain trail through the woods is just over 1 mile. The Armentrout loop trail connects with Camp Woods trail.
The WVWA Armentrout trail begins on the east side of the parking lot and goes toward Morris Road. The Armentrout trail connects with the Camp Woods trail via an easement across a private driveway at 410 Morris Road. Please do not follow the driveway, but follow the trail signs and stay on the trail.
The Horseways trail begins on the west side of the parking lot and goes toward Skippack Pike, along the tree line separating the preserve from a private home.
Amenities: Picnic table, interpretive signs.
Dogs must be kept on leashes.