Harmony Hill Nature Area

 

LOCATION

 

Skelp Level Road Parking Lot
1200 Skelp Level Road
Downingtown PA, 19335

Harmony Hill Road Parking Lot
1183 Harmony Hill Road
Downingtown PA, 19335

 

DESCRIPTION

Harmony Hill Nature Area, at 240 acres in size, is East Bradford’s largest park and one of its most popular. The park features 7 miles of natural surface trails that are open to pedestrians and cyclists. Dogs are allowed on the trails but horses are prohibited. Harmony Hill Nature Area can be accessed from two parking areas. The 1200 Skelp Level Road parking lot provides direct access to the natural trails, a small picnic ground, and connection to the  on Paradise Farm Camps property. The parking lot on Harmony Hill Road, just east of the Gibson covered bridge, provides direct access to the East Branch Brandywine Trail which connects with the natural surface trail system in numerous locations.

For the convenience of park users, a portable toilet and bike repair station can be found at the 1200 Skelp Level Road parking area. The trail connection into the Hogs Hollow Trail at Paradise Farm Camps requires pedestrians to cross Skelp Level Road. Please cross the road attentively and obey all posted rules while on the private Paradise Farm Camps property. Bikes, pets and horses are all prohibited on the Hogs Hollow Trail which is a pedestrian-only trail. Please avoid riding bikes on the natural surface trails at Harmony Hill Nature Area within 24 hours of precipitation events.

 

DIRECTIONS

Skelp Level Road (Natural Trails)
1200 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown PA, 19335

From West Chester: Take Route 322 west towards Downingtown. Make a right on Skelp Level Road (PECO substation will be on your left). Go approximately 0.8 miles to the intersection of Harmony Hill Road. Continue straight on Skelp Level Road for approximately 0.7 mile. The entrance to the Harmony Hill Nature Area will be on your left (if you reach Wilderness Trail, you’ve gone a little too far).

From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester Borough. Just outside Downingtown, make a left onto Boot Road (there is a Wawa at this intersection; Boot Road is just past Logan Avenue; if you go under the trestle bridge, you’ve gone a little too far). Continue for approximately 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Skelp Level Road and continue for approximately 1.0 mile. The entrance to the Harmony Hill Nature Area will be on your right (if you reach Winchester Trail, you’ve gone a little too far).

Harmony Hill Road (Natural & Paved Trails)
1183 Harmony Hill Road, Downingtown PA, 19335

From West Chester: Take Route 322 west towards Downingtown. Make a right on Skelp Level Road (PECO substation will be on your left). Go approximately 0.8 miles to the intersection of Harmony Hill Road. Turn left onto Harmony Hill Road and continue approximately 0.6 miles to Gibson’s Covered Bridge. The parking area will be on your right, just before the bridge.

From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester Borough. Just outside Downingtown, make a left onto Boot Road (there is a Wawa at this intersection; Boot Road is just past Logan Avenue; if you go under the trestle bridge, you’ve gone a little too far). Continue for approximately 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Skelp Level Road and continue for approximately 1.7 miles to the intersection of Harmony Hill Road. Turn right onto Harmony Hill Road and continue approximately 0.6 miles to Gibson’s Covered Bridge. The parking area will be on your right, just before the bridge.

 

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