Asbury Woods is your place to get out and explore! Our 205 natural acres of fields, forests and streams offer over 5 miles of breathtaking trails that are open to the public during daylight hours.
We invite you to take a leisurely stroll along our serene woodland Boardwalk Trail, or hike the Greenway Trail to experience a scenic steel foot bridge that spans Walnut Creek.
In addition to hiking, other popular activities include mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing to name a few. Whatever your interest, our beautiful surroundings offer a unique get-away right here in Erie!
Click below for an introduction to our trail system and safety tips on how to visit our trails while incorporating Leave No Trace initiatives.
The Greenway Trail connects a series of land parcels, with the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods and Walnut Creek Middle School anchoring each end. Thanks to the Greenway trail system, one can walk from Asbury Woods Nature Center to Brown’s Farm and back.
One of the most popular Greenway Trail highlights is access to Walnut Creek at the scenic steel walking bridge that spans the Creek.
The Greenway is operated as a cooperative venture between Asbury Woods, the Millcreek School District, Millcreek Township and Mercyhurst College. Asbury Woods Nature Center manages and maintains the Greenway Trail system – with the help of many dedicated volunteers and donors.
A wide diversity of plant and animal life can be found along our 1/3 mile accessible Boardwalk Trail, located just behind the Nature Center. Trail features include mature woods, access to a quiet gazebo and a wetland deck where visitors can see summer dragonflies, turtles, ducks and more.
In winter, snowshoes and cross-country skis are available for rent at Asbury Woods. A great way embrace Erie's winters, visitors of all ages may rent this equipment for use on our 205 acre property during the Nature Center’s regular business hours.