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Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour through beautiful Pennsylvania Amish Country on your own 50cc scooter. With an experienced guide riding along, your are treated to exceptional views of Lancaster County’s countryside, including Amish homesteads and one-room schoolhouses as well as authentic 19th century covered bridges.
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 Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County has four nature preserves open to the public, dawn to dusk, seven days a week; We are dedicated to research, ornithological studies and environmental education. We are committed to preservation and stewardship of open spaces, natural resources, historic sites and working agricultural lands in southern Chester County.
Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, The Mill at Anselma is an extraordinary artifact of 260 years of Chester County’s industrial heritage. The Mill stands as the most intact, authentic example of a custom water-powered grain mill in the United States and has been so honored by the U.S. Department of Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
Welcome to the Schuylkill River Trail, a multi-use trail in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a projected length of almost 130 miles. There are currently over 60 miles complete in sections, including a 30-plus mile stretch from Philadelphia to Parkerford. The trail breaks off in Parkerford and picks up again in Pottstown where it continues for about 20 miles to Reading. From there, cyclists can follow a 20-mile signed on-road route to Hamburg. In Hamburg, trail users can access a scenic seven-mile stretch to Auburn in Schuylkill County.
Stop by and visit the only Kitty Cafe in Chester County. Enjoy a cup of coffee, and watch, play and enjoy our kitties that are all looking for forever homes. Treetops Kitty Cafe is run by the non-profit Tree Tops Animal Rescue. What better way to get to know your next new pet!
Valley Forge National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Valley Forge. The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Valley Forge are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation’s history.
Warwick County Park offers numerous trails and meadows that offer bountiful opportunities for hiking, biking, bird watching or bring your horse to ride. The day use area offers pavilions and playground areas. The Horse-Shoe Trail is 3.06 miles and passes east to west from Coventryville Road to Hill Road. It meanders along the scenic French Creek, through a historic forest, and into the day use area.
At the heart of a 55 acre arboretum of mature specimens of rare and unusual trees and shrubs and formal gardens is an historic estate house that spans three centuries, designed to compliment the natural beauty of the secluded valley. Listed on the National Register, the 200-acre permanently protected property features forested, riparian, and meadow hiking trails.
Nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley just 2.5 hours from Washington DC, downtown West Chester Pennsylvania reflects the small-town charm and cosmopolitan tastes that prompted The Philadelphia Inquirer to call West Chester “. . . one of the world’s most perfect small towns.”
The premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands.
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.