Bell’s Run

History

Donald C. Pollock donated the land for this preserve in 1995.

Printable Map

Watershed Facts

Bell’s Run is a tributary of Octoraro Creek, feeding into the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. A cool, clear, fast-running brook, its overgrown banks anchor the soil against erosion.

Flora

The woods are dominated by tulip trees, black birches, red maples, and black walnut trees. The bottomland along Bell’s Run is an excellent habitat for both flora and fauna. The area is a good place to find jewelweed and skunk cabbage. Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), May apples, Jack-in-the-pulpit, violets, and spicebrush abound.

Fauna

Small seepages are good sites for amphibians like the red-backed salamander. The stream contains black-nose dace, a minnow which is an indicator of good water quality.

Directions

121 Highland Road, Colerain Township.

From Lancaster, follow US 30 east to PA Route 896. Right on 896 south through Strasburg, Georgetown, and Green Tree to Nine Points.  Right on Noble Road and continue to the 5-way intersection at Bartville. Bear left onto Highland Rd. to Conservancy sign on Highland Road. Park on left side of road near sign within township road right-of-way. Please respect the private properties nearby.

Printable Map

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers
GPS:
39.87722, -76.048997
Directions:
Preserve Map
Points of Interest map:
I’m Looking For…
Preserves
Map

Explore the Conservancy's many beautiful preserves. Find Them Here

Sign up for our e-newsletter!


By submitting this form, you are granting: Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 South West End Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603-3396, permission to email you. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. (See our Email Privacy Policy (http://constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement) for details.) Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.