Hours, Fees, and Directions

Museum, Pond, and Bird Observatory Hours

Monday-Friday    9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday             10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday               1:00pm-5:00pm

Special Update Regarding COVID-19
The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and neighbors are our top priority. Due to COVID-19, the Briar Bush buildings are CLOSED until further notice. Our trails are OPEN from dawn to dusk for the community to enjoy. Some programs and volunteer opportunities are suspended. Stay tuned for event updates.

2020 Closings

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.

   01/01/20  --  New Year's Day

   05/25/20  --  Memorial Day

   07/03/20  --  Independence Day - Observation

   07/04/20  --  Independence Day

   09/07/20  --  Labor Day

   10/12/20   --  Columbus Day

   11/11/20    --  Veterans' Day

   11/26/20   --  Thanksgiving Day

   12/25/20   --  Christmas Day

Trail Hours

The trails are open every day from dawn to dusk. Please remain aware of trail closures due to severe weather conditions.

Admission Fees

Adults: $3
Children 2 years and older: $2

Members and Abington Residents: always FREE!

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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