Welcome to the Okehocking Nature Center website! We hope to enhance your visits to the beautiful 180 acres of the Okehocking Preserve owned by Willistown Township and managed by Willistown Parks and Recreation. You are invited to enjoy recreational and educational activities offered through the Nature Center, based at the Garrett Farmhouse which is leased from the Township.
The all-volunteer Okehocking Nature Center was formed with a simple mission: to connect people with nature. The Okehocking Preserve is a precious jewel in our Chester County backyard. Once you step away from your parked car and are greeted by the expansive views of green landscape, you understand that being outdoors is simply good for you. Check out our new trail map and guide and mark your calendar for upcoming events listed below.
Saturday, September 27
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free event to the community!
Get up close with live birds of prey at our beautiful, 180-acre preserve. Experience guided bird walks for families and advanced birders, migration hawk watch, Okehocking Nature Center open house, wildlife photography gallery, birding presentations, crafts and live animals from the Upper main Line YMCA’s Nature Center.
Hear live music from 12:00-2:00 pm, provided by bluegrass band Raven Hill and sponsored by Willistown Parks and Recreation!
Since the doors of the Okehocking Nature Center opened at the historic Garrett Farmhouse located on the Okehocking Preserve in the summer of 2011, the all-volunteer Board and friends of Okehocking have been working to fulfill the Nature Center's mission: bringing together people and nature. Here are some of our achievements: