Explore Our Properties
Love birding, hiking or fishing? The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy owns and manages 13,000 acres of land that are open to the public, free of charge. At more than 7,800 acres, the 10 properties highlighted below are particularly suited for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. With their entrances accessible from local roadways, most of these areas have trails, informational signage, designated parking, a variety of recreational uses and are ideal for families with children. We hope you will EXPLORE THESE PLACES AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES with us.
In addition to the areas listed above, there are 35 other Conservancy-owned nature properties that are open to the public for a variety of recreational uses. However, these locations are wild, remote, rustic and are more suited for experienced hikers and explorers. So, if you’re a little more adventurous – about 4,000 acres of wild areas await you.
Are you aware the Conservancy helped establish Ohiopyle State Park in the 1950s and nine other state parks? Did you know we recently protected 17,000 acres for Elk State Forest? Some of the places where you enjoy nature, hiking, fishing or hunting are there because of our work.
Of the more than 255,000 acres of land the Conservancy has protected, more than 200,000 acres have been conveyed to the Allegheny National Forest and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the state public lands system. Today, millions of people who live and visit Pennsylvania can freely enjoy these beautiful places for outdoor recreation and nature exploration.