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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

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. 

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County

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.

The Schuylkill River Trail

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.

Tilted Axes

Our mission is to bring the fun and excitement of competitive axe throwing, while incorporating the look and feel of a modern bar to West Chester. We have music, a dance floor, televisions, pool tables, dart boards, video games and much more.

Treehouse World

Treehouse World is a place to explore the newest and coolest treehouses around.  A place to challenge yourself with our unique high adventure programs.  And most of all, a place to have a ton of fun. 

Treetops Kitty Cafe

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!

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Our indoor trampoline park is the perfect place for family fun, birthday parties, and group or corporate events.  Our wall-to-wall trampolines offer several activity areas including trampoline basketball, trampoline dodgeball, foam pit, fitness classes and many more!

Valley Forge National Historical Park

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

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.

West Chester Cycling

Organizational host of the Iron Hill Twilight Citerium, professional cycling race in West Chester, PA.

West Chester Railroad

A tourist railroad along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania; we offer a variety of nostalgic 90 minute train trips. Throughout the year, West Chester Railroad offers many different special events for our riders. Join in the fun!

Wolf’s Hollow County Park

Wolf’s Hollow County Park is named after the 1789 land patent granted to James and David Sterrett. The 1st record of ownership was in 1733 when Philadelphia merchant Samuel Mickle requested a warrant of 1,000 acres, which included the current park property.

Wyncote Golf Club

The 18-hole "Wyncote" course features 7,012 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 74.0 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bent grass.  Designed by Brian T. Ault, ASGCA, the Wyncote golf course opened in 1993. James S. Pepple manages the course as the President.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts offer first-rate RV campgrounds, cabin camping and cabin rentals, camping accommodations, fun amenities, and exciting activities for the entire family. 

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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