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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 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 Nature Getaway For You
Come visit our trails (hours and more 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.
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.
Upcoming Nature Activities
Join our nature discovery experiences for adults, kids, and families.
See Wildlife at Ashland
Visit our Hawk Watch, trails, Bird Blind, and Butterfly House. You can also celebrate your birthday with us!