The Friends of the Five Mile Woods held their monthly cleanup day on Saturday. Volunteers
from all over the Lower Makefield Township community came out to help maintain the sights and trails. Five Mile Woods is a 300 acre nature preserve in Yardley opened for the community to enjoy.

The Five Mile Woods in Yardley. Photo by Sam Foxwell.
The Five Mile Woods in Yardley. Photo by Sam Foxwell.

The Friends of the Five Mile Woods have been hosting these monthly cleanups for 30 years. The original members of Friends petitioned the community to vote on making it open to the public, and for 3 decades, community members have been coming out to preserve the beauty that is Five Mile Woods.

“We do a lot of managing invasive plants,” said Jan McFarlan, an active member of Friends.
“We try to keep the trails maintained real well so that people can find their way. It needs a lot of attention and care.”

The park hosts all sorts of events ranging from guided tours to maple syrup tastings. It will be hosting a harvest day on Sept. 21, plus Halloween events for families to enjoy.

Anyone looking to learn more about Friends and the Five Mile Woods can click here.

WBCB’s Sam Foxwell contributed to this post.