Tours & Family Resources

Guided Wildflower Walks

Guided tours are an ideal way to become familiar with the site and what's in bloom. Individuals, families and small groups are welcome to come on daily Guided Wildflower Walks.

  • Wildflower Walks are offered Tuesday thru Sunday, April - October.
  • Wildflower Walks start at 2:00 p.m. and last about one hour.
  • Sign up for the walk at the Twinleaf Shop in the Visitor Center.
  • Walks leave from the Visitor Center for a minimum of two visitors, weather permitting.
  • The Wildflower Walk is included in the admission fee to the Preserve, members are free. 

Group Tours

Larger groups such as bus tour groups, schools, scout groups, garden clubs, nature organizations, singles groups, etc. can reserve a private guided tour experience led by trained staff and volunteer Naturalists. The tour can be tailored to the interests and abilities of the participants.

For adult tours, check out Group Tours & Programs

For youth tours, check out School & Scouts

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Discovery Trail Backpacks

A self-guided, family tour of BHWP will help you, and your family, explore nature through interactive activities at each destination along the Discovery Trail! Recommended for families with children ages seven and up.

  • This fun-filled tour guides you to ten destinations at the Preserve.
  • At each location, there is an activity to do together, focusing on the tracks of plants, water and earth.
  • The backpack includes all the materials you need for the activities, including a magnifying glass, binoculars, a tree cookie, and a rock kit.
  • The Discovery Trail Backpack Tour is free for both members and non-members and can be signed out at the Visitor Center. 

R.O.T. Plot

The R.O.T. in R.O.T. Plot stands for "Recycling Our Trees." Our R.O.T. Plot is an area in Penn’s Woods where families can explore how nature recycles:

  • Turn over logs and stones to find nature’s decomposers including pillbugs, worms and beetles
  • Study logs decayed by fungi
  • Look for mushrooms in our Fungus Garden

Children's Library

Our Children's Library gives families an opportunity to discover nature through playful prose and colorful illustrations. Browse reference and storybooks in the reading corner of our Auditorium.

Topics include: amphibians, animals, birds, flowers, forests, fungi, insects, seasons and many more!