Wawa Preserve

Nature Trail • Parking • Dense woods • Open fields  • Beautiful Scenery
Wawa Preserve is owned by
Natural Lands Trust and operated in partnership with Middletown Township. This 98-acre wildlife preserve is located right behind Wawa headquarters, and was once used to graze their dairy cattle. Officially, the preserve includes 4 miles of trails along a creek called Rocky Run, but you can also link up to a network of Middletown Township trails, providing at least 6 miles of hiking routes through the area. Creek.

The two main Middletown Township trails take you through the former Darlington Family Dairy property. The Darlington Trail itself climbs up along the perimeter of a native meadow and offers great views of the rolling countryside.

The second trail, Cornucopia, winds through the woods between neighborhoods. If you hit a road and
In spite of their proximity to nearby houses, the trails are really very private, secluded. and pretty.
aren’t sure what to do, typically the answer is to keep going straight through the next side yard.

In the opposite direction from these trails, you can connect to the Tyler Arboretum (which has its own trail network). If you want to explore the property you'll need to pay the admission fee, but there's also a path you can take to Ridley Creek State Park for free


2/10 mile northwest of Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) on Valley Road

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