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.
Willistown’s Okehocking Nature Center invites you to
Please join us for this FREE Family Event on Sunday, May 17th from 10am to 2pm
Fun and educational activities for the day will include:
- Helping plant a vegetable garden, other plants and elm trees
- Demonstration on identifying and removing invasives
- Viewing and learning about our Birds Nest collection
- Demonstration talks on Native Gardens and Rain Gardens
- Guided nature hikes with Birding Experts
- Learn fly fishing techniques with LL Bean
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: