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Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - George Lorimer Preserve

Have you ever realized for years you have missed out on something right under your nose?

I have driven past this space so many times, and this week decided to stop and see what was here. The George Lorimer Preserve is 87.8 acres and is a combination of meadows, woods, Valley Creek, birds, ponds, wildflowers and a small trail system all open to the public for free to walk and enjoy.

George Lorimer Preserve

It doesn't take long to walk, but if you have some dogs, as long as you keep them on leash it is a wonderful place to take them for a walk. Lots of it is in the shade and I felt like I was back in England walking public footpaths across the countryside again.

Trail in George Lorimer Preserve

The walking is fairly easy and today I only came across one other person using the trails with a couple of dogs.

Woods in George Lorimer Preserve

Set on a semi rural road. N Valley Road in Tredyffrin Township the preserve has a small car park, trails are obvious, and this is an easy walk for anyone.

Pond in the George Lorimer Preserve

The preserve is managed by the Open Land Conservancy of Chester County, which is a 501 (C) (3) land trust supported by over 500 members and volunteers. You can learn more or sign up as a volunteer at, or call 610-647-5380.

Here are some other Chester County Preserves and Conservation Easements the land conservancy manages.

Nature Preserves and Conservation Easements

You can also follow them on Twitter @openlandconserv or Maybe I will see you walking on of the trails now we know more about them.

Remember buying or selling a home is not necessarily about using a big name firm, but using a local agent who understands what clients want. Contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.,, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543,




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Nick and Trudy,

I just love those type of places.  And yes, so many are right under our noses.. Wishing you both a great weekend.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 months ago

There are so many beautiful parks  and preserves in Pennsylvania Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  I actually think you can walk from one end of the City to the next .. Penns Trail -- Great post

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 months ago

Nick and Trudy hello.

Looks like a great preserve. Great place to enjoy nature.

Good week.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) 12 months ago

Nick, what a lovely localism post! Isn't it wonderful to discover such treasures right under our noses?

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) 12 months ago

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Your post about The George Lorimer Preserve reminds me of the reason why I was attracted to my previous home in Northern, IL. It backed up to a Forest Preserve that was rarely visited by anyone other than those who believe in harmony with nature. Just as you described, each time I walked through the trails it was as if I was discovering new plants, birds, and creatures in nature. Truly, I felt one in nature!

While some people may get excited to live in close proximity to major highways, hospitals and shopping malls, there is a large segment of the population that prefers the peace and quite nature of a Forest Preserve. The George Lorimer Preserves is a treasure for the community and affords educational opportunities to families who enjoy the outdoors without the hassle of traveling to other countries.  


Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 11 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel and they are so easy to miss as this is just tucked back on a road we go down all the time, but without any signage till you enter the parking lot.

Hannah Williams that is wonderful, I heard there is a path from Maine to Florida being created for bikers and much of it is already in place, just sections needed to connect which may take a few more years.

Shahar Hillel it is a lovely place, very quiet

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate it just sits there quietly and so few know about it it is a shame.

Patricia Feager it is a lovely place I took one of my grand dogs to walk there this weekend. Lots of wonderful smells to explore....

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 11 months ago

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