Trails and Maps

Christina Rivas Bridge

Photo by Christina Rivas

Hit the Trails at Asbury Woods!

Asbury Woods is your place to get out and explore! Our 205 natural acres of fields, forests and streams offer 4.5 miles of breathtaking trails that are open to the public during daylight hours.

We invite you to take a leisurely stroll along our serene woodland Boardwalk Trail, or hike the Greenway Trail to experience a scenic steel foot bridge that spans Walnut Creek.

In addition to hiking, other popular activities include mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing to name a few. Whatever your interest, our beautiful surroundings offer a unique get-away right here in Erie!

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The Greenway Trail

The Greenway Trail connects a series of land parcels, with Asbury Nature Center and Walnut Creek Middle School anchoring each end. Thanks to the Greenway trail system, one can walk from Asbury Woods Nature Center to Brown’s Farm and back.

One of the most popular Greenway Trail highlights is access to Walnut Creek at the scenic steel walking bridge that spans the Creek.

The Greenway is operated as a cooperative venture between the Asbury Woods Partnership, Inc., the Millcreek School District, Millcreek Township and Mercyhurst College. Asbury Woods Nature Center manages and maintains the Greenway Trail system – with the help of many dedicated volunteers and donors.


Boardwalk Trail

A wide diversity of plant and animal life can be found along our 1/3 mile accessible Boardwalk Trail, located just behind the Nature Center. Trail features include mature woods, access to a quiet gazebo and a wetland deck where visitors can see summer dragonflies, turtles, ducks and more.


GPS/Orienteering Course

Use a compass or a GPS to find 15 hidden 4”x4” wooden posts along the 2.3 mile Greenway Trail from the Nature Center to Brown’s Farm!

Scouts can earn an orienteering badge!

This orienteering course was designed and installed by Steve Baker for his Eagle Scout project. Each GPS/Compass course post will has a sign. All of the signs have a letter followed by two numbers that were randomly chosen. When you find the post, enter that information in the corresponding space in the brochure. Please try and stay on the trails as best as you can. All of the starting points are on the trail. When you are finished with the course, return to the Nature Center where a staff person can check to see if you successfully completed the course.


5K Cross-Country Course at Brown’s Farm

Ever wondered how many loops it takes to complete a 5K run or walk at Brown’s Farm? Follow this link to download our color-coded 5K Map. For more information about Brown’s Farm, please click here.


Ski and Snowshoe Trail Guide

In winter, snowshoes and cross-country skis are available for rent at Asbury Woods. A great way to stay in shape, visitors of all ages may rent this equipment for use on our 205 acre property during the Center’s regular business hours.