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Hours and Directions

Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Dede Long Nature Museum: OPEN Daily from 10am-4pm

  • Admission

    • Friends of Briar Bush Members - FREE

    • Abington Township Residents - FREE

    • Others - Pay what you can.

Griscom Bird Observatory: OPEN Daily from 10am-4pm


​Pond: OPEN Daily from 10am-4pm

Trails: OPEN daily from dawn to dusk

Remain aware of trail closures due to severe weather conditions.

  • Rules:

    • Please stay on the trails. 

    • Pets frighten wildlife. Please, no pets.

    • Collecting wildlife disturbs ecosystems. Please, do not collect.


Hours are subject to change due to privately scheduled programs.

Call before you visit for the most up-to-date BBNC hours.

If you are visiting with a group of 6 or more people,

please call Briar Bush Nature Center at (215) 887-6603 in advance for accommodations.

2024 Holiday Hours

As part of the Abington Township Parks and Recreation Department, Briar Bush Nature Center closes on some Abington Township holidays and may close on emergency (snow) days.

The Dede Long Nature Museum, Griscom Bird Observatory, Briar Bush Pond is CLOSED or has adjusted hours on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 1, 2024 - New Year's Day 2024: CLOSED

  • Monday, May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day: CLOSED

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Emancipation Day: CLOSED

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Independence Day: CLOSED

  • Monday, September 2, 2024 - Labor Day: CLOSED

  • Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2024 - Christmas Day 2024: CLOSED

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2025 - New Year's Day 2025: CLOSED

The Briar Bush Trails are always OPEN from dawk until dusk except during hazardous trail conditions.

Please call in advance of your visit during inclement weather.

Directions: Mass Transit

As an environmental leader, we always encourage the use of mass transit options. Visit the SEPTA website for schedules.

Take either the R2 Warminster Regional Rail line or Bus line 22 and exit at Roslyn Station (Easton and Susquehanna Roads). Walk up the hill on Susquehanna Road, turn left on Edge Hill Road (at the traffic light) and Briar Bush will be on your left after a few blocks.

Directions: Driving

Find us with Google Maps.

From the Philadelphia Area: Most visitors will come up Old York Road (PA-611) from the south. Turn LEFT onto Susquehanna Road. At the traffic light at the top of the hill, turn RIGHT onto Edge Hill Road. Go .25 miles and Briar Bush will be on the LEFT at the intersection of Edge Hill Road and Tyson Ave. The driveway is one way.


From outside the Philadelphia Area: Most visitors from the North, South, East, or West will want to find their way to the PA Turnpike Extension (I-276) and exit at Willow Grove onto PA-611 Southbound, towards Willow Grove. Turn LEFT onto Old Welsh Road. Take a RIGHT onto Edge Hill Road. Go 1.0 miles. Briar Bush is on the RIGHT at the intersection of Edge Hill Road and Tyson Ave. The driveway is one way.


School Buses: All size school buses are able to drive down the driveway in order to drop off/pick up students. If necessary, one of our staff members will be happy to help guide you around corners. Please drive down to the front door - do not park at the top of the driveway. Buses may not stay parked in our driveway - they may park at Highland

Elementary (Abington buses only), at the nearby Target, or somewhere else.

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