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Chester County's rolling hills, rambling streams, and award-winning golf courses deliver everything from high-energy thrills to laid back relaxation. Cut through the waters of the Brandywine, or see the countryside on an invigorating hike or bike trail.

Parks & Recreation

Honeybrook Golf Club

The 18-hole "Honeybrook"  course features 6,341 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70; the course rating is 70.4 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Bent grass.  Designed by James Blaukovitch, ASGCA, the Honeybrook golf course opened in 2000. Tom Piersol manages the course as the Managing Partner

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze

Chester County’s premiere corn maze opens on September 13th. This year come and see our African Safari 5 acre maze. We also have hayrides, pumpkin patch and many other fun activities for the whole family. New this year is our Smart phone maze tracker system.  See our website for further information.

Jenkins Arboretum & Garden

In the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, it is one of the eastern Pennsylvanias major horticultural and environmental assets.  A botantical garden, preserving and nurturing fory-six acres of Chester Countys rapidly disappearing natural environments

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens offers a new experience everyday with special events, concerts, and cuisine; The 1077 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories and fountains are open everyday of the year.

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show is one of the longest running shows in the area. It is a Chester County tradition for people to attend and compete in this show.  Each year, the show improves due to the commitment of time and support from our friends and neighbors. Start a new tradition with your family and come to the Ludgwig’s Corner Horse Show.

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is a wonderful resource for fishing, sailing, and migrating waterfowl.The 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake has two boat launch areas and 220 seasonal mooring slips. The lake is especially popular with sail boaters who take advantage of the combination of good natural terrain and prevailing winds. Approved sailboat races draw spectators who enjoy the water activity from the lakeshore.

Moccasin Run Golf Club

The 18-hole “Moccasin Run” course features 6,509 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Rye grass.  Designed by John Thompson, the Moccasin Run golf course opened in 1987.

Natural Lands Trust, Inc

Natural Lands Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands of our region. We own and manage 41 preserves, many are open  daily from dawn to dusk. Some preserves have limited visitation due to sensitive natural resources.Visit our website for more information and dates for upcoming hikes, classes, and events.

Northbrook Canoe Company

Canoes, Kayaks, Tubing; Open May-Oct from 9am, 7 days/week, Advanced reservations for all trips necessary. Call ahead & let us help you plan a wonderful day on the Brandywine.

Nottingham County Park

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.

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through our 43-acre Victorian Garden.

Pickering Valley Golf Club

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.

Pinot’s Palette

Paint. Drink. Have Fun.Discover a new way to unwind with your friends. Reconnect over your favorite beverages while a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece.

Plantation Field International Horse Trials

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.

Port Providence Paddle Canoe & Kayak Rentals

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 Golf Course

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.

Schmidt’s Christmas Tree Farm

Corn Maze Autumn Adventures by Schmidt’s Tree Farm at Paradocx Vineyard weekends September through October also enjoy our Christmas Shoppe specializing in German ornaments; Live reindeer, wagon rides, refreshments, live trees, wreaths, fresh greens.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Sponsors the annual Schuylkill River Sojourn; Manages Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area programs that build partnerships to revitalize the Schuylkill River Valleys communities and restore its natural resources.

Springton Manor Farm

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. 

Struble Trail

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. 

Cycling Celebrates 200

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle and Chester County’s rolling hills and charming towns are the perfect playground for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts at a myriad of cycling events.

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