Homewood Nature Preserve includes early successional and mature forest areas. A section of Eshleman Run meanders through the wooded eastern edge of the preserve among mature beech, maple, and oak. Homewood offers a mix of forest and field, gentle rolling hills, cultivated and grassy fields, an old barn, and a woodland valley overlooking Eshleman Run.
There are many deer trails at Steinman Run Nature Preserve, but follow the narrow, less-steep blue-blazed trail to prevent erosion. This trail ascends gradually from a 520′ elevation to a 740′ elevation among huge trees whose dense shade limits the understory.
Texter Mountain is a beautiful 122 acre nature preserve located in West Cocalico Township.
Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve contains 900 acres and encompasses the headwaters of Mill Creek. It is located in East Earl and Salisbury Townships and is one of the few remaining contiguous parcels of forested land in Lancaster County containing interior forest habitat.