Guidelines for Visitors

The Millport Conservancy exists due to the generosity of Carolyn and Robert S. Wohlsen '50 and their family. We ask you to show your gratitude by respecting the spirit and the letter of the following guidelines. 

1. Trails are open from dawn to dusk.
2. Visitors should not feed animals or fish except by permission.
3. Motor vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas only.
4. No alcohol is allowed.
5. Pets are not permitted.
6. Hunting is prohibited.
7. Timber cutting is prohibited.
8. Open fires are allowed only in designated camping areas. Please use extreme caution to prevent fire/brush fires.
9. No structures, temporary or otherwise, are allowed.
10. Camping is allowed only with permission and only in designated areas.
11. Stay on designated trails.
12. Jogging, bicycling, and horseback riding are not permitted in the Conservancy.
13. Solicitation, sales, political activities, etc. are prohibited without permission.
14. Collection of specimens is permitted only for valid scientific research. Visitors should not remove plants or disturb habitat.
15. Smoking is prohibited.
16. Glass containers are prohibited.
17. Swimming and tubing in the stream are prohibited.
18. Fishing is restricted to members of the Conservancy fishing program. Fishing is "catch and release."
19. There are no trash receptacles at Millport, so please pack and remove all trash when you leave.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Wohlsen family has formed a partnership with Franklin & Marshall in order to take advantage of the College's considerable experience, scientific knowledge and management resources. F&M will be able to preserve and care for this wonderful site for many generations, while maintaining the Conservancy in its natural state and upholding its important role in the community. If your question is not answered here, please contact Lynn Myers, executive director of the Millport Conservancy, at lynn.myers@fandm.edu

Who can use the Conservancy?

Anyone, including groups and visitors, may use the Conservancy. Fishermen with Trout Unlimited fishing badges may use the grounds for catch-and-release fishing. Franklin & Marshall College classes will have access if they have scheduled the trip in advance. Members of the F&M community may visit the conservancy at any time with their ID card and window sticker. Certain Conservancy facilities can be rented by outside groups for a fee.

I have been fishing at Millport for years. Can I still do so?

Yes, as long as you are a Trout Unlimited member with a fishing badge. The Donegal chapter of Trout Unlimited sells yearly fishing badges.

Do I need a pass on Conservancy grounds?

No. We thank you for your support and expect visitors to follow our guidelines.

How can I support Millport Conservancy?

You can call 717-626-0414 or visit the contribution page. Mail inquiries can be sent to Millport Conservancy, 737 East Millport Road, Lititz, PA. 17543.

Is there a user fee for the Conservancy's land and trails?

There is no user fee for the land and trails. Donations are appreciated with large groups visiting the conservancy. To make those arrangements  please contact Lynn Myers.

Who maintains the Conservancy?

Millport is maintained by the Conservancy and Franklin & Marshall, and individuals with contracts from the College and the Conservancy. Volunteer groups also work on special projects at the site.

How is the Conservancy funded?

Millport exists because of generous gifts from the Wohlsen family, support from local and regional foundations, and the ongoing support from donors like you. Franklin & Marshall College continues to support the Conservancy on an annual basis as well. 

Where is Millport located?

The address is 737 East Millport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. It is located along East Millport and Warwick Roads in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa.

What can visitors expect to see?

The restored Lititz Run stream is the cornerstone of the property. You will also see wetlands, ponds, riparian habitats, croplands, hardwood and coniferous forests, meadows, as well as the old mill and its raceway. Many species of birds and mammals are present, too.

Where should I park at Millport?

Visitors should park in the grass field along Millport Road and not in the driveway.

Who owns the land?

The land is owned by the nonprofit Millport Conservancy.

How is the Conservancy governed?

A seven-member board, two of whom are nominated by the Wohlsen family and five of whom are nominated by Franklin & Marshall, governs the Conservancy. Members of the Wohlsen family continue to work at Millport.