Churchville Nature Center
Before You Visit...
Attractions
Our facilities include a visitor center housing interpretive exhibits, live animal displays, a gift shop and both indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas. There are 2 miles of nature trails across the preserve.
Stand surrounded by fluttering gems in our Janet V. Makiewicz Butterfly House, visit a re-created Lenape Indian Village or take a stroll through our Marlin D. Corn Wildlife Gardens.
A full range of environmental programs are offered for school classes as well as scout groups. Public programs include bird walks, campfire programs, children's clubs and a wide variety of outings and field trips.
We even have a natural playground and picnic grove, both year round for visitors to use.
There is something for everyone!
Rules
Until the pandemic is over, all visitors must have a face mask on to enter our facilities in accordance with county, state and federal guidelines.
  • We ask that you please respect our trails and property by not littering or disrupting the wildlife.
  • As a nature preserve we do not permit pets on our trails for the safety of your animals and ours. ADA certified service dogs are given an exception when properly tagged.
  • Our trails are always open for light hiking, but camping or the use of campfires is prohibited.
  • The use of bikes, ATV's, alcohol, drugs and weapons of any kind are all also prohibited on our property.
  • We also prohibit the use of drones on our trails and over the lake to prevent disruption of local wildlife including nesting birds.
  • The Churchville Reservoir (Springfield Lake) itself is privately owned by Aqua America, NOT the County of Bucks. Due to it being privately owned, there is NO public recreational use of it. This includes no fishing, boating or swimming.
Resources
Visitor Center Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10AM to 5PM
Closed Mondays
Nature Trails are open sunup to sundown every day. No pets are allowed on the trails.
Visitor Center, gardens, trails and playground are free of charge. Special events/programs or facility rentals may close down normally open areas for private or payed usage.

Please Note: Our visitor center and some of our trails are handicapped-accessible with the visitor center itself being ADA compliant. Our trails are a mixture of paved, stone, boardwalk and compact dirt. A limited amount of wheelchairs are available to borrow upon request.

Lenape Village Hours (CLOSED TO PUBLIC AT THIS TIME)
The Lenape Village is only open for scheduled programming. We offer programming for schools, scouts and private tours with some publicly scheduled programs throughout the year. To book a group program, please contact the Lenape Village Program Director Marge Custer at (215) 357-4005 ext. 5039. For more information on Sunday programs or events, please check out our program guides or visit the Lenape Village page HERE.
Butterfly House Hours (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME)
The Butterfly House is normally open seasonally, Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm from mid-June through mid-September. Special events, operating hours and other information, such as pricing, can be found HERE.
Directions
Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Lane
Churchville, PA 18966
phone: 215-357-4005

From Newtown / 413 BypassFrom the 413 Bypass or Newtown, take Route 332 West/Newtown-Richboro Road towards Richboro to the traffic light at the intersection of Holland Road (Landmark – Fleuhr Funeral Home on the left). Turn left onto Holland Road and proceed 2.5 miles to Churchville Lane (shortly after the railroad tracks). Turn right onto Churchville Lane and go approximately1/8 mile to the Nature Center on the right.

From DoylestownTake Route 611 South to Bristol Road. Turn left onto Bristol Road and proceed approximately 6.5 miles, cross Second Street Pike/Route 232 and continue to the traffic light at Churchville Lane/Bustleton Pike (Landmark-Churchville Inn Restaurant on the right). Note: the traffic light before Churchville Lane is Churchville Road do not turn there. Turn left onto Churchville Lane and follow 1 mile to the Nature Center on the left, just after you cross over the reservoir.

From Hatboro / HorshamHorsham – Follow 611 South to Blair Mill Road and turn left. Follow Blair Mill Road to the traffic light at County Line Road. Turn Right onto County Line Road and follow to the light at Jacksonville Road in Hatboro and turn left (see below to continue)
Hatboro – Follow Jacksonville Road towards Street Road/Route 132. Cross over Street Road/Route 132 and continue to traffic light at Bristol Road. Turn right onto Bristol Road and follow to the traffic light at Churchville Lane/Bustleton Pike (Landmark-Churchville Inn Restaurant on the right). Note: the traffic light before Churchville Lane is Churchville Road do not turn there. Turn left onto Churchville Lane and follow 1 mile to the Nature Center on the left, just after you cross over the reservoir.

From Willow GroveFrom near the Willow Grove Park Mall, take Davisville Road east towards Bucks County to County Line Road. Turn right onto County Line Road and at the next traffic light make an immediate left to continue on Davisville Road. Follow across Street Road/Route 132 to where it ends at Bristol Road. Turn right onto Bristol Road and follow to the traffic light at Churchville Lane/Bustleton Pike (Landmark-Churchville Inn Restaurant on the right). Note: the traffic light before Churchville Lane is Churchville Road do not turn there. Turn left onto Churchville Lane and follow 1 mile to the Nature Center on the left, just after you cross over the reservoir.

From Huntingdon Valley & Upper SouthamptonTake Huntingdon Pike/Route 232 towards Bucks County and Southampton. After crossing County Line Road Huntingdon Pike now becomes Second Street Pike. Follow Second Street Pike to the traffic light at Knowles Ave. (landmark – Dunkin Donuts on near left corner). Turn right onto Knowles Ave and follow across Street Road/Route 132. You are now on Churchville Road. Follow about 1 mile to the traffic light at Bristol Road. Turn right onto Bristol Road and follow to the traffic light at Churchville Lane/Bustleton Pike (Landmark-Churchville Inn Restaurant on the right). Turn left onto Churchville Lane and follow 1 mile to the Nature Center on the left, just after you cross over the reservoir.

From Lower Bucks County (Bristol / Levittown)Take Route 413 North to Business Route 1. Continue straight across the intersection onto South Flowersmill Road. Follow South Flowersmill Road to Route 213/Maple Ave. Turn left onto Route 213/Maple Ave. and follow through Langhorne to the traffic light at Old Bristol Road (Landmark-Just For Kids Day Care center on far right corner). Turn right onto Old Bristol Road and follow to the next traffic light at Buck Road. Turn right onto Buck Road and follow a very short distance to the next light (landmark – Wawa store on your left and gas station on your right). Continue straight and you are now on Holland Road. Follow Holland about 1⁄4 mile to the first left onto Churchville Lane. Turn left onto Churchville Lane and go about 1/8 mile to the Nature Center on your right

From Eastern Philadelphia & New Jersey South of BurlingtonTake I-95 North to the exit for Route 132/Street Road. Turn left onto Route 132 West and follow it 6 miles to Bustleton Pike (Landmark-Ford Truck Dealership on the far right corner). Turn right onto Bustleton Pike and get into the left lane. At the 2nd traffic light, get into the left turn lane (landmark-LukOil gas station on left corner & Buck Hotel in front of you). Turn left to continue on Bustleton Pike. Follow Bustleton Pike 2 miles to the next traffic light at Bristol Road (landmark-Churchville Inn Restaurant is on the near left corner). Cross over Bristol Road and you are now on Churchville Lane. Follow Churchville Lane 1 mile to the nature center on your left just after you cross over the reservoir.

From Western Philadelphia & King Of PrussiaTake the Schuylkill Expressway/I-76, or the Blue Route/I-476 to the PA Turnpike. Take the Turnpike East to Exit #351 (Old exit #28). As you exit the toll booth, stay to the right and follow the sign for the exit ramp to Route 1 South. At the top of the exit ramp you will see signs for Route 132/Street Road. Take Route 132/Street Road West and follow it 3 miles to Bustleton Pike (Landmark-Ford Truck Dealership on the far right corner). Turn right onto Bustleton Pike and get into the left lane. At the 2nd traffic light, get into the left turn lane (landmark-LukOil gas station on left corner & Buck Hotel in front of you). Turn left to continue on Bustleton Pike. Follow Bustleton Pike 2 miles to the next traffic light at Bristol Road (landmark-Churchville Inn Restaurant is on the near left corner). Cross over Bristol Road and you are now on Churchville Lane. Follow Churchville Lane 1 mile to the nature center on your left just after you cross over the reservoir.

From Yardley & I-95 North of Newtown (Trenton & Northern Jersey)From Northern New Jersey, go to I-95 and follow South to the exit for Newtown/Yardley/Route 332. Take Route 332 West towards Newtown, Route 332 will join with the Route 413 Bypass. Follow the Bypass to where 332 West turns left onto Newtown-Richboro Road. (landmark-Shir Ami Temple on the near left corner). Turn left onto Newtown-Richboro Road/332 West and follow towards Richboro to the traffic light at the intersection of Holland Road (Landmark – Fleuhr Funeral Home on the left). Turn left onto Holland Road and proceed 2.5 miles to Churchville Lane (shortly after the railroad tracks). Turn right onto Churchville Lane and go approximately1/8 mile to the Nature Center on the right.