Briar Hill Preserve
400 Lewis Lane
Blue Bell, PA 19422
|A 33-Acre Tract of Open Space situated at Morris Road and Lewis Lane in the southeast corner of Whitpain Township, Briar Hill Preserve lies amidst the largest assemblage of undeveloped land in the Township. Bounded on two sides by roads designated as “scenic”, in County and Township plans, the Briar Hill site connects the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association open space with Whitpain’s Prophecy Creek Park. With conservation of this Preserve, over two hundred acres of contiguous natural open space has been preserved for wildlife and the enjoyment of the public. The purchase of this site was made possible through the cooperative efforts of Whitpain Township, and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. Funding was obtained through the Montgomery County Green Fields/Green Towns program.
|Access: From the Prophecy Creek Park parking lot walk northeast, away from Skippack Pk, to the green bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the signs.
Parking: Park in the Prophecy Creek Park parking lot.
Habitat: Stream side woods, some of it mature, with a mix of wetlands and upland woods, some of which is young scrub in succession.
Trail: There are two trails. One is a rustic dirt path that runs along Prophecy Creek and ends at approximately a half mile. Return by the same trail. The other trail is a half mile loop through mature woods and young scrub in succession.
Amenities: There is a portable toilet and in the parking lot in Prophecy Creek Park.
Dogs must be kept on leashes.