1050 EDGEWOOD ROAD, NEAR THE LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP BUILDING
32.7 TOTAL ACREAGE FOR COMMUNITY PARK NORTH AND SOUTH
Twenty five years ago, the properties now known as Lower Makefield Township’s Five Mile Woods Preserve were in many ways just another undeveloped tract of land in our community. But unlike similar areas which have since gone the way of development, these properties, which have always been referred to as “the five mile woods”, were preserved forever and it was done by people just like you!
A group of local nature enthusiasts, some of whom were quite knowledgeable about the environmental sciences and many others who simply cared, started a grass-roots effort to acknowledge the uniqueness of the woods and, thanks to their initiative, Lower Makefield residents voted to preserve the Woods forever.
FMW Queen Anne CreekFive Mile Woods was preserved due to it’s environmental uniqueness. Straddling the “fall line” (the geological divide between the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Plateau regions), the plant community of the Woods represents a unique blend of the two divergent ecosystems. It is important to remember that the Five Mile Woods was dedicated as a “nature preserve” by the Township, and is managed accordingly. Hiking on it’s trails, photographing it’s wonders and observing it’s wildflowers and birds are all appropriate uses of the woods. However, we do ask that you exercise your pets, ride bikes and fish, hunt and collect elsewhere.
And so I encourage you to enjoy Five Mile Woods, and do so in all four seasons! It is open to the public 365 days a year from dawn until dusk. Please also consider joining the “Friends of Five Mile Woods” in their stewardship over the Woods. However you choose to experience it, it’s your community’s nature preserve.
Volunteers Needed for Five Mile Woods
The Friends of Five Mile Woods have regular workdays for volunteers on the second Saturday of each month. Volunteers are always welcome. Scout and other community groups are encouraged to volunteer time in the Woods. Workdays start at 9 am and finish at noon. Typical projects involve pruning, trail lining, building and repair projects, and hosting events. We frequently take time out to enjoy and learn about nature.
The Friends of Five Mile Woods have regular workdays for volunteers on the second Saturday of each month, March through November. Volunteers are always welcome. Scout and other community groups are encouraged to volunteer time in the Woods. Workdays start at 9 am and finish at noon. Typical projects involve pruning vegetation off of the trails, trail lining, building and repair projects, and hosting public events. We frequently take time out to enjoy and learn about the Woods and all of it’s fauna and flora. We are also looking for volunteers interested in helping to guide tours through the Woods during public events. Training is available.
If you would like to join the Friends of Five Mile Woods, please use the contact information provided below. We look forward to meeting you!
John Lloyd, Chairman
Please e-mail questions or inquiries to:
Or leave a message on the Preserve Headquarters answering machine: 215-493-6652.
John Lloyd, Chairman
Friends of Five Mile Woods
HEACOCK MEADOWS DEVELOPMENT, CARDINAL DRIVE/BLUEBIRD DRIVE/COVINGTON ROAD – POCKET PARKS
1000 RIVER ROAD NEAR THE TOWNSHIP/YARDLEY BOROUGH BORDER
OXFORD VALLEY AND ROELOFS ROAD
YARDLEY HUNT DEVELOPMENT OFF OF REVERE ROAD
23 ACRES BETWEEN OXFORD VALLEY ROAD BETWEEN
EDGEWOOD ROAD AND ROELOFS ROAD
YARDLEY HUNT DEVELOPMENT OFF OF SCHUYLER ROAD
1100 Edgewood Rd
Yardley, PA 19067
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1
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1100 Edgewood Road
Yardley, PA 19067
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