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Wolf’s Hollow County Park in Atglen, lies along the uppermost reaches of the Octoraro Creek and the south rise of the Great Chester Valley. Wolf’s Hollow has beautiful bluffs where visitors can overlook the creek and glades of Mountain Laurel. Nearly ten miles of trails wind through the park’s varied topography, providing hikers with routes ranging from moderate to challenging. Birders appreciate the park’s several hundred acres of mature woodland habitat. READ MORE ->
Hibernia County Park, on Cedar Knoll Road in West Caln Township was once a thriving iron plantation. The historic Hibernia Mansion is open for tours on summer Sundays, and also serves as backdrop for an annual murder mystery event and themed winter holiday tours.
Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore, preserves remnants of Chester County’s agricultural heritage from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Interpretive programs are offered, and children and adults alike enjoy visiting the resident farm animals in and around the Great Barn, which is open daily 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. READ MORE ->
SPRINGTON MANOR FARM
Sadsbury Woods Preserve is 508 acres; part of the largest remaining,
unfragmented woodlands in Chester County. The preserve is an important habitat for several species of birds—such as Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Ovenbird—that are dependent on its deep, sheltering forest for their survival. Located at the headwaters of Buck Run, a major tributary to Brandywine Creek, the preserve also helps to keep the stream clean and clear.
ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled meadows, fields of corn and soybeans, and stream valleys. Visitors can also explore Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, where young explorers can climb logs, build stick tee-pees, hunt for bugs, explore small streams, and get a little dirty, tired, and inspired. READ MORE ->
The Laurels Preserve contains almost 500 acres of hardwood forest including mature red, black, white and chestnut oaks, tulip poplar, beech, white ash, and hickory species. The understory of the forest features the namesake mountain laurel, spicebush, witchhazel, alder and viburnum. A rich mix of herbaceous plants including black cohosh, Solomon ’s seal, jewelweed, and several fern species can also be found.
The Brandywine Creek Greenway is a regional planning initiative of the Brandywine Conservancy in partnership with the William Penn Foundation, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chester County, and twenty-four municipalities whose borders are defined by the Brandywine Creek - from Honey Brook to Chadds Ford.
The vision is for a 30-mile long conservation corridor where visitors can walk, bicycle, or horse-back ride to enjoy the natural, cultural and recreational resources that the Brandywine Valley has to offer. A Strategic Action Plan, completed in 2015, provides recommended conservation, open space, and recreation initiatives for municipalities and other greenway partners to implement over the next twenty years.