Holly Pointe Nature Preserve

About This Preserve
  • 1.5 Acres
  • Region: Central
  • Coordinates: 40.02911, -76.28072

Ecology and Management

Holly Pointe is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use. A trail is no longer being maintained.

Typical suburban floodplain is a mix of native and non-native plant species. Tulip polar and hackberry canopy, spice bush understory, and the ground cover is dominated by stinging nettle and other invasive plants.


Holly Pointe overlooks the Conestoga River which empties into the Susquehanna River just beneath the Safe Harbor Dam.

Hunting Information

No Hunting.

Acquisition History

Richard Welkowitz donated this land to the Conservancy in 1995.



Prevent Tick Borne Illness!

  • Wear repellent
  • Check for ticks after your visit
  • Shower soon after being outdoors
  • Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash

For more information visit cdc.gov/lyme

Spotted Lanternfly Alert!

Lancaster County is a Spotted Lanternfly quarantine area. This highly invasive insect is a serious threat to the health of our forests.

What you can do to help:

  1. Report spotted lanternfly sightings to Penn State Extension or call 1-888-4BADFLY.
  2. Stop the Spread. Look before you leave! Check gear, vehicles, and trailers.
  3. Smash them, bash them, kill them dead.
  4. Scrap and smash egg masses.

Emergency Information

In case of emergency, call 911

Nearest Hospital – 2.8 miles away
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital

555 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Additional Resources

Lancaster City Fire Bureau

Lancaster City Bureau of Police