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The Woods are Calling.

With over 216 acres, 5 miles of trails, and year-round programs there’s always something new to discover at Asbury Woods.

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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

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Maple Production

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Bird Watching

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Observing Bees

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Recreation

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Creek Exploration

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Owl Prowl

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Features of Fall

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Animals of the Exhibit Hall

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Tracks and Signs

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Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

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Life in the Cold

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Latest News

Donor Spotlight: Bill, Sharon, and Neela Gdaniec

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Neela is all smiles, licks, and wiggles when she’s at Brown’s Farm. She just loves Asbury Woods and knows when it’s time to go on a hike with her owners, Bill and Sharon Gdaniec. Bill and Sharon rescued Neela a little over a year ago and learned about the dog walks held at Asbury Woods from their trainer. They wanted to introduce Neela to other dogs, and the group hikes were just what everyone needed.

Asbury Woods Restores Meadow at Brown's Farm

Monday, May 23, 2022

One of the unique aspects of Asbury Woods is the diversity of ecosystems that a visitor can experience on our 216 acres of property. Visitors can travel through forest, wetland, and meadow habitats along our five miles of trails. The two distinct meadow areas include a small area along Asbury Road and eight acres of meadow at Brown’s Farm on Sterrettania Road. The eight acres at Brown’s Farm require revitalization and restoration to ensure it stays a meadow habitat.

Take a Plant, Leave a Plant!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Carrie T. Watson Garden Club invites the public to stop by Asbury Woods during daytime hours August 8 – 14 to peruse their creative Take a Plant, Leave a Plant stand.  The idea is modeled after the popular Little Free Library concept where people can share books.  The Garden Club plans to stock the stand with a selection of potted herbs, tomato plants, flowers, and bulbs which the public is welcome to take at no cost.  Likewise, if you have plants you wish to share, you can leave a plant for others to enjoy.