Sewickley Creek Wetlands

The Sewickley Creek Wetlands Interpretive Area is a 21-acre environmental education area with trails and an observation deck. The site is dedicated to natural study and observation of plants and animals.

Sewickley Creek Wetlands is a man-made wetland built by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to replace those that were affected by the construction of the Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass.

A wetland is a combination of soils, plants, and water, characterized by the dominance of moisture in the soil. Many of the plants depend on water, even though the soils may appear dry.

Rules and Regulations

  • This site is solely dedicated to natural study and observation under the management policy of a nature preserve.
  • Hunting, fishing, trapping, wading, or any disturbance of plants and animals at this park is not permitted.
  • Vehicles of any type, including bicycles are not permitted beyond the parking area, although handicapped access devices are allowed.
  • Pets are restricted from the area.
  • Park hours: 9:00 a.m. to dusk


From Points East & West
Take Route 119 or I-70 / 76 to New Stanton. Once in New Stanton, take Toll-66 (Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass) to the Arona Road exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto North-East Dr. The Wetlands will be immediately on your left.

From Points North

Take Toll-66 (Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass) to the Arona Road exit. Turn left onto Shrader Hollow Road. Then turn left onto North-East Drive. Pass through the underpass and the Wetlands will be on your left.
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