Protecting the Forest
The Arboretum is home to some of the largest trees in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Seek out the record breaking Tulip Poplar Trees and wonder at the Beech and Black Walnuts.
Visit more than three miles of nature trails adapted from the remains of early settler paths and farmering roads. Come to learn, respect, and adore nature.
The Howard and Rosemarie Peiffer Memorial Arboretum and Nature Preserve was officially dedicated August 5, 2018. The preserve is comprised of approximately 35 acres of woodlands in Lower Allen Township and New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
See one of the first "refrigerators" on the West Shore: A restored spring house built in 1776 by William Black, an early settler of Cumberland County.
Pictured above is the Arboretum Welcoming Center designed after the historic Caleb Pusey Home built in 1683 in Upland, Pennsylvania.
Honoring Evelyn G. Sharp
Come and learn about an amazing aviatrix. Two memorials have been constructed honoring a WASP pilot who perished in a P-38 crash on the property in 1944. Forgotten in Pennsylvania for 75 years, her dedication, sacrifice and memory are now immortalized on our land and stones.