Haverford is pleased to welcome visitors back to the Nature Trail and its outdoor spaces!
We ask visitors to follow CDC guidance about masking and distancing, and to be aware that our campus is also the home and workplace of faculty, staff, and students who may be at elevated COVID risk. Visitors may not access buildings or athletic facilities at this time; there is no restroom access on campus. Parking is available in the visitor lot by the Haverford College Apartments, accessible via the main entrance to campus on Lancaster Avenue. We are glad to have you back! Visit Be Safe to learn more.
Our 2.2 mile Nature Trail roughly follows the perimeter of the 216-acre campus.
The trail was established in 1933 by the Campus Club, a group of interested alums and students to showcase the college’s growing collection of trees and shrubs and encourage bird-watching. Athletic teams soon found the trail an excellent place to train. Today, portions go through the Arboretum’s conifer collection in the 18-acre Pinetum, past athletic fields, through our cherry and azalea lined Woolman Walk, around meadows that support wildlife, and alongside the scenic 3-acre Duck Pond and pollinator garden.
Please follow these simple courtesies so others may enjoy the trail as well:
- No biking
- Dogs need to be leashed at all times and not allowed on athletic fields
- Clean up after your pet
- Properly dispose of all waste and litter