Churchville Nature Center
Hours & Facilities
Facilities include a visitor center housing interpretive exhibits, 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.
There is something for everyone!
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.
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 firearms 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 is privately owned by Aqua America, not the County of Bucks. Due to it being privately owned, there is no fishing, boating or swimming permitted.
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.
Note: Our paths are handicapped-accessible, and wheelchairs are available.
Lenape Village Hours
The Lenape Village holds special Sunday public programs and events throughout the year. During weekdays the village is used for private school programs. To book a school program or private 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.
Butterfly House Hours
The Butterfly House is open seasonally Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm from July through mid-September. Special events, operating hours and private tours are available. For more information on the program, contact Naturalist Bill Woodroffe: (215) 357-4005 ext. 5033.