Safe Harbor Preserve

Historically, this area was an early staging area for Native American tribes traversing the Susquehanna River from the settlements surrounding Conestoga and present day Manor Township. The harbor is actually an inlet where the Conestoga River from the rest of Lancaster County meets up with the Susquehanna River proper. It was known throughout the region for its plentiful bounty of fish and wildlife that sustained the Conestoga Native Americans for centuries.

This preserve is comprised of a rich, moist hardwood forest. The dominant species in the canopy are tulip trees, but there is also an abundance of maple, birch, hickory, beech, ash, elm, and sycamore trees.

Parking is available from Observation Road and access is available from this preserve to the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail.  Visit the Conservancy website at www.lancasterconservancy.org to learn more about hiking, hunting, and parking conditions and any restrictions.

www.lancasterconservancy.org/preserves/safe-harbor/