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Welcome to Scenic Ashland Nature Center
Ashland Nature Center serves as Delaware Nature Society’s headquarters with 130 acres of woodlands, meadows, marsh, the scenic Red Clay Creek, and 4-miles of nature trails to explore. A part of the
Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway, the site is open to the public year-round, features educational programs, a picnic area, Visitor Center and Overnight Lodge. A Haven For Wildlife
Ashland is centered in the heart of the
Red Clay Valley Important Bird Area. Discover wildlife at our Hawk Watch, Butterfly House, Bird Banding station, Bird Blind, and our Hummingbird Haven (a Garden for Wildlife showcase), and along our many pet-friendly interpretive trails. Discover how we carefully manage this land for biodiversity and clean water. A Haven For You
Come visit our trails – more info below. We also offer nature activities for all ages year-round and programming for
schools and public groups. Facility and meeting room rentals are available.
Check out our
photo gallery and a video of our Succession Trail created with Relive to show elevation and photos of stops along the way.
Host An Event at Ashland
Host your business meeting, seminar, workshop, or retreat at Ashland’s Conference Room, Auditorium, or Overnight Lodge.
Learn About Facility Rentals
Programs For Your School or Group
Enjoy hands-on nature field trips (STEM- and scout-badge-friendly) and overnights at one of our locations or yours.
School Programs Group Programs
Come celebrate your special day with us – choose from our list of themes! Kids have more fun outside!
Schedule Your Birthday