Brandywine Blog

Brandywine Valley's Equestrian Tradition

Chester County’s rolling hills have long been the scene of world- class equestrian activities. Spring begins the season and every weekend in May majestic horses race along the countryside. Plan a tailgating weekend with friends and catch the excitement. The season takes off with the 77th Running of…

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Ride Through Brandywine Valley's Covered Bridges

Covered bridges line the countryside of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley. A drive through the region to view and photograph these charming bridges is a safe and fun activity. The ride outlined below is laid out geographically; a convenient map can be found at the end of this post. Bridges are…

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Into the Woods

Trees are an intrinsic part of the Brandywine Valley landscape. Even the name Pennsylvania, translated as “Penn’s Woods,” speaks to this heritage. In fact. So many gardens, arboretums and botanical treasures populate the greater Philadelphia region, that is has earned the moniker, “America’s Garden…

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St. Peter’s Village is a Step Back in Time

A trip to St Peter’s Village is like a step back in time. This charming 19th century industrial village, narrow and just a ¼ mile in length, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The main street, St Peter’s Road, runs parallel to the rocky French Creek, which adds to the charm and unique…

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10 Must-See Hidden Gems In The Brandywine Valley

While Longwood Gardens is one of the most visited attractions in Chester County, Pennsylvania, there are lesser known worthy hidden gems that beckon travelers to visit. Here are 10 unique locations that you will only find in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley . WHARTON ESHERICK MUSEUM Wharton…

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Vintage Rides In The Brandywine Valley

Antique automobiles are things of beauty and enjoying them along the backdrop of the bucolic Brandywine Valley Countryside is spectacular. Get your motor running with a look at the evolution of transportation and plan to stay the night as delectable restaurants, wineries and breweries are also a…

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Pop-up Pours

Brandywine Valley’s brewers are popping up this summer at a variety of fabulous locations. If you want to sip local brews while enjoying the beautiful summer weather Chester County has to offer, then this guide is for you! Stunning ChesLen Preserve partners with East Branch Brewing Company for…

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Summer Family Fun

Bring the family to Brandywine Valley this summer for a safe, fun getaway where you can fly over the countryside in a helicopter, explore magical gardens or climb into a treehouse. There is a surprise (and ice cream!) around every corner delighting children of all ages. Longwood Gardens is the…

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Summer Getaway in the Brandywine Valley

Plan a perfect summer getaway in Chester County's Brandywine Valley. Roam lush gardens and charming downtowns: shop, dine and enjoy unique events and festivals. Book your stay now, just a drive away in Philadelphia's beautiful countryside. Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens…

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Chesco's Best of the Main Line Winners 2023

Check out the top businesses, shops and people in Chester County who made it on Main Line Today's list of 2023's Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs. Congratulations to all of the winners! Alfresco Dining Four Dogs Tavern 1300 W. Strasburg Road, West Chester, (610) 692-4367…

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