Support Asbury Woods this summer! Two cents from every gallon pumped at designated Country Fair Charity Pumps will support area nonprofits. Learn more here. 

skip to main content

The Woods are Calling.

With over 205 acres, 5 miles of trails, and year-round programs there’s always something new to discover at Asbury Woods.

Learn More

Discovery & Adventure

Click the season wheel to learn more about year-round offerings, including what you'll find on the trails, special exhibits, seasonal activities and more.

Spring

When buds are on the trees and things start to look green it makes you want to refresh and recharge. Spring is a great time to view beautiful wildflowers on the trails, watch birds flit around, or to listen for spring peepers near the Wasiesky Teaching Pavilion. Spring is a great time to start something new, like mountain biking on the Greenway Trail to hiking a new path. It’s also a great time of year to learn something new, like how maple syrup is made.

Summer

Longer days and warm temperatures makes getting outside easy! The tree canopy on the trails makes for cool shade on a warm summer day so get out and enjoy or cool down by taking a hike to Walnut Creek and splash in the water. We hope you join us for a guided program and get outside to enjoy all of summer’s fun in Erie. Other activities you can do at Asbury Woods include:

What to do when you’re there:
• Creeking
• Stomping
• Looking for macroinvertebrates

Fall

The trails are breathtaking during autumn when there’s the crunch of fallen leaves under foot and the beautiful changing fall foliage. We hope you get a chance to visit the Grandfather Tree or the bridge over Walnut Creek to relax and unwind. You can also stop in the Nature Center to learn more about the animals you might see on a walk in the woods. To make the most of the fall season, check out these activities:

Winter

Let’s embrace Erie’s winters with a brisk hike along snow-packed trails or trying cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Freshly fallen snow on the tree limbs is the perfect backdrop for a wintry hike along the trails. Embrace the cooler temperatures by looking for animal tracks in the snow or trying a new way to explore the trails.

Wildflowers

Learn More

Maple Production

Learn More

Bird Watching

Learn More

Observing Bees

Learn More

Hike or Bike

Learn More

Creek Exploration

Learn More

Owl Prowl

Learn More

Features of Fall

Learn More

Animals of the Exhibit Hall

Learn More

Tracks and Signs

Learn More

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Learn More

Life in the Cold

Learn More

Latest News

Support Asbury Woods at the Pump This Summer

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Asbury Woods is thrilled to have been selected as one of five nonprofits for the 2021 Country Fair Cares program.  The program runs May 1 – October 31, 2021, at designated Charity Pumps at various Country Fair locations in Erie County. Two cents per gallon pumped at the Charity Pumps will be pooled and then divided between the five nonprofits.

Welcoming New Staff Members to the Education Department

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the addition of three new staff members to the education department. Creating a greater connection to the natural world by providing environmental education experiences is one of the three pillars of our mission. The future is bright with new leadership and team members to support the curriculum-based educational programming we offer to schools. Join us as we welcome Sarah Bennett, Director of Education and Community Programs; Erin Paquette, Environmental Educator; and Julia Szilvas, Environmental Educator to our Asbury Woods education team!

Tucker, Ripley, and Friends

Monday, September 20, 2021

Meet Tucker Turtle and Ripley Rabbit as they take their friends on an adventure to Asbury Woods! This is the second book in the Tucker Turtle and Ripley Rabbit series that features highlights from Asbury Woods and the animals you may find along the trails and inside the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center. Each page comes to life with vibrant illustrations and a story that is not only heartwarming and fun but includes science and nature-based facts about the adventures.