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The 651-acre park sits atop an outcropping of serpentine stone greater then one square mile in size – one of the largest serpentine barrens on the East Coast. It features former feldspar and serpentine quarries, and numerous former chromite ore mines. For its natural history and conservation efforts, the National Park Service recognized Nottingham County Park as a National Natural Landmark in 2008.
Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and catch a world-class exhibition or get to know the masterpieces that live year-round in the Museum’s 200+ galleries. Discover stunning architectural spaces and period rooms see van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and explore the only Museum dedicated to Rodin outside France. Kids under 12 are always free.
The 18-hole "Pickering Valley" features 6,572 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 127. Designed by John Thompson, the Pickering Valley golf course opened in 1985. Gerald W. Thompson manages the course as the Superintendent.
The triathlon of the horse world, eventing is a true test of horsemanship, comprised of three varied and challenging phases: dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping. Eventing is a sport rich in equestrian tradition, reflecting the countryside lifestyle inherent to Chester County.
Let us make your next group or company outing unforgettable. We rent out canoes, kayaks, and river tubing. There is nothing more fun than to be on the scenic Schuylkill River with a group of friends spending the day paddling on a hot summer afternoon.
Radley Run is a great 18 hole regulation course located at the Radley Run Country Club facility in West Chester. From the longest tees it offers 6,830 yards of golf for a par of 72. The course was designed by Alfred H. Tull, ASGCA and opened in 1965. We are a private equity facility golf course with an “Accompanied by Member” guest policy.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Center, located in the Foundry Building, tells the story of the Industrial legacy of the Schuylkill River and the former Phoenix Iron and Steel Company. Resources in Chester County and communities along the Schuylkill River Watershed are available.
Initially part of a William Penn Manor, Springton has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. On this 300 acre demonstration farm, you can meet the animals. An interpretive nature trail ends at a catch & release fishing pond. Free Rod & Reel Loaner Program also. Enjoy our unique trails that range in distance and terrain. Our Penn Oak Nature Trail was designed around natural, cultural and historical features. It encompasses several stations allowing visitors to study wildlife and habitat up close.
Your 45-minute steam train ride is only the beginning! Travel through scenic Lancaster County as Amish farmland passes you by, stop for a picnic, enjoy railroad activities at the station, browse unique shops, or indulge yourself aboard First Class. Seasonal adventures include Day Out With ThomasTM, Christmas Trains, and the popular Wine & Cheese Train.
Struble Trail, with 2.6 miles currently open, follows the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek as it flows towards Downingtown. Sitting on the original rail bed of the Waynesburg Rail Line, the trail is generally flat, and although some undulations occur, the terrain is considered low in user difficulty. The trail has a ‘hike-bike-jog’ appeal, with a winter element of cross-country skiing when conditions allow. Its surface is great for riding bicycles, running, hiking and walking. Picnic areas and rest stops are found at various locations, allowing visitors to stop and chat.
Immerse yourself in the greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early-modern art. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture.
The best way to help history come alive for young and old is to get face-to-face with relics of an era gone by. Housed in two historic buildings -- one dating as far back as 1840s -- the Chester County Historical Society Museum is the perfect place to discover timeworn treasures from the region and a kid-friendly, hands-on history lab.