Directions

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania in Bucks County, near the Delaware River and approximately 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The Preserve is situated on the north side of Bowman's Hill, approximately 2.5 miles south of New Hope, PA at 1635 River Road (PA Rte 32).

GPS Coordinates:  +40.329932/-74.939177

PLEASE NOTE: After you pull off of River Road you will see a large stone picnic pavilion (the Moore Pavilion) on your right. Proceed past the pavilion, up the hill, and through the wrought iron gates. Follow the paved road up to our Visitor Center parking lot.

Large buses can unload in front of the Visitor Center, then follow circular drive around and out the exit gates to park by the Pavilion or in the lower parking area.


From Philadelphia, PA and points South: 

Take I-95 north to the New Hope Exit 51 (old Exit 31), turn left (north) onto Taylorsville Road. Follow directions from I-95 below.


From Trenton and southern New Jersey:

Take NJ Route 29 North to I-95 South and cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. Take the first exit in Pennsylvania - New Hope Exit 51 (old Exit 31) and turn right (north) onto Taylorsville Road. Follow directions from I-95 below.


From I-95:

The Preserve is about 10 miles from I-95 New Hope Exit 51 (old Exit 31). Go north on Taylorsville Road for 7 miles (crossing PA Rt. 532 at 5 miles). Turn left (north) onto River Road (PA Rt. 32) and go 2.5 miles (past the road to Bowman's Hill Tower on the left and then Thompson-Neely House on the right). The entrance to the Preserve is on your left (look for our large green road sign "BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE"). Turn left into the Preserve.


From points West:

This route takes you through New Hope:
Take U.S. Route 202 North to PA Route 179 (Bridge Street) for 1 mile to New Hope, PA. At the traffic light turn right (south) onto PA Route 32. Continue south on River Road (PA Rt. 32), for 3.5 miles. Entrance to the Preserve is on the right. 

This shortcut does not go through New Hope:
Take U.S. Route 202 North about one mile past Peddler's Village to the first traffic light, Aquetong Road. Turn right on Aquetong Road and follow for about 4 miles, crossing Route 232 (Windybush Road). Aquetong ends at River Road (PA Rt. 32). At the stop sign at River Road, turn right. Entrance to the Preserve is immediately on the right.


From points North (Lehigh Valley area):

Take PA Route 309 South to Quakertown. Then take Route 313 East to Doylestown. Turn left on US Route 202 North. Follow Route 202 about one mile past Peddler's Village to the first traffic light, Aquetong Road. Turn right on Aquetong Road and follow for about 4 miles, crossing Route 232 (Windybush Road). Aquetong ends at River Road (PA Rt. 32). At the stop sign at River Road, turn right. Entrance to the Preserve is immediately on the right.


From Poconos area:

Take the Northeast Extension South to the Quakertown exit. Exit at Quakertown. Take Route 663 East into Quakertown. Route 663 ends at Route 309, a main intersection in Quakertown. Continue across 309 to Route 313 South. Take Route 313 East to Doylestown. Follow directions "From points North", above, beginning with "Turn left on US Route 202 North".


From Harrisburg and Western PA:

Most direct route:Take PA Turnpike to Exit 28 (Philadelphia Interchange). Take Route 1 North to I-95 North. Take I-95 north to the New Hope Exit 51 (old Exit 31), turn left (north) onto Taylorsville Road. Follow directions from I-95, above.

Alternate route: Take PA Turnpike to Exit 27, Willow Grove/Doylestown. Go North on Rt. 611 to U.S. Route 202 North (about 10 miles). Follow Route 202 for about 9 miles. Continue on Route 202 about one mile past Peddler's Village to the first traffic light, Aquetong Road. Turn right on Aquetong Road and follow for about 4 miles, crossing Route 232 (Windybush Road). Aquetong ends at River Road (PA Rt. 32). At the stop sign at River Road, turn right. Entrance to the Preserve is immediately on the right.


From New York and Northern New Jersey:

Take I-80 or I-78 to Route 287 South. In Somerville, NJ, exit onto Route 202 South. Follow Route 202 to the Delaware River toll bridge ($.75). Take first exit after bridge (New Hope/Easton). Turn right (south) onto PA Route 32 (River Road) and follow for about 3.5 miles through New Hope. The entrance to the Preserve is on the right (just past Aquetong Road, which comes in only from the right).