Stateline Woods Preserve

Stateline Woods Preserve


814 Merrybell Lane (off of Old Kennett Pike)
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Stateline Woods on Google Maps

White oak in the Stateline Woods Preserve parking area



82 acres, 4 miles of trails

Things To Do

  • Hiking/Walking/Running
  • Bird and Wildlife Watching
  • Nature Photography
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Back Riding (Ride-in only, No trailers permitted.)

Rules and Regulations

The preserve is owned by the The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC), a private non-profit organization. The preserve is bordered by private residences. Do not trespass onto adjacent properties. We also hope that you will respect our many natural residents—whether plant or animal—and ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • Walk on designated trails only and pack out all trash.
  • Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails under dry conditions. Please ride to and from the preserve.
  • Please respect the privacy of the residents bordering the preserve—DO NOT TRESPASS onto neighboring lands.
  • Pets are permitted; however, pets must be under your control at all times and you must clean up your pet’s waste.
  • Do not remove any plants, animals, rocks, or artifacts.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No fires.
  • No hunting.
  • No loitering.

View from the summit

Preservation Partners: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC), Kennett Township, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Chester County Open Space Preservation Department, Neighbors for a Nature Preserve.


Stateline Woods was slated to become a multi-home housing development.  Due to legal delays, the surrounding community and TLC were able to work together in purchasing the land before becoming developed.  What is now called Stateline Woods is premanently protected for use by you!



Dog Waste Composters

Stateline Woods Preserve is equipped with 3 dog waste composters. Click here for installation instructions. Please email if you are interested in more information about having a composter installed at your home.


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