By spending as little as 20 minutes outdoors daily can have a dramatic impact on your health. Imagine a therapy that is free, no side affects and increases your mental, emotional and physical well being.
Spending time outdoors
Decrease seasonal disorder
Increases vitamin D absorption and protects effects against osteoporosis to cancer to depression to heart attacks
Expands lung capacity
And much more....start nature bathing today.
Highlights of 2019 Water Week Events
Focusing on Explore Outdoors
Saturday, June 1st Riverlands Trail Festival
Sunday, June 2nd Climbers Run Hike
Trees, Music & Water Week at
Wednesday, June 3rd. Conestoga River Sojourn
Saturday, June 8th End of Week Celebration. Rock Lititz
Lancaster County Conservancy over 45 nature preserves throughout Lancaster County. Each preserve offers something unique with over 35 miles of streams and 40+ miles of hiking trails. Here is a link to all our preserves. Get outdoors and explore!
A well-worn cobbly path strewn with emerging trout lilies in early spring leads directly into the woods from the parking lot. Once in the woods, the trail splits, creating a figure eight looping out to the newer trail. The total trail length is estimated at 1.4 miles.
An area of wooded slopes and rock outcroppings, this land supports a diversity of plant and animal life. Public trails along the rugged ridgeline provide scenic vistas of Amish farms in the valleys below.
This preserve has mostly steep climbing from about 400 to 700 feet elevation, but there is a well-used equestrian path, and deer trails. The route along the stream is fairly level.
Map of Kelly's Run.
Wilton Meadow Nature Preserve
Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve has been 10+ years in the making; passing through multiple ownerships and gaining more secure protection along the way, it finally prevailed as a Lancaster County Conservancy nature preserve in 2010 after the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York secured a conservation easement on this significant property and Hellam Township donated it to the Conservancy. But implementing a plan as to how the public may engage in the unique, natural, and historic landscape has only just begun in earnest and the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape was the impetus to get it there. Heralded by some as a prime example of the Susquehanna Riverlands, the preserve – along with the 199-mile long Mason-Dixon Trail – is a keystone between the river town of Wrightsville (and all of its eco-tourism amenities including the Wrightsville Riverfront Park) and Highpoint Scenic Vista County Park and beyond to some of York County’s finest natural lands along the scenic Susquehanna River gorge.
Reserve your shuttle seat now to join us on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 for a shuttle/hike on the Mason-Dixon Trail from Highpoint to Riverfront Park and passing through the meadows and coppice groves of Wilton Meadows. Note: Although mostly downhill, this 2.75-mile long hike can be difficult for some individuals. Wear appropriate footwear and bring your own water and snacks.