Here are 6 parks and outdoor activities to try in Chester County

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French Creek State Park in Elverson.

There are plenty of green spaces in Chester County to partake in countless outdoor activities. Main line today listed a few of these popular parks and reserves.

West Chester

Go geocaching at Goose Creek Park

With 12 acres of open space, many venture into this park for geocaching. After exchanging treasures, geocachers can picnic on the pavilion.

Scientific Sites at Stroud Preserve

This reserve includes an array of grasslands, farmlands and woodlands. It is also the site of the Stroud Water Research Center which focuses on water restoration. It is also part of the EPA’s National Monitoring Program, which is a network of sites across the country that assesses land use.


Ski at Cool Valley Preserve

Winter is almost here, and that means ski season is approaching! This 33 acre reserve has forest, trails and of course plenty of terrain for cross country skiing.


Explore the massive French Creek National Park

An industrial complex turned natural paradise, this 7,730-acre park is the “largest block of contiguous forest between DC and New York” according to its website. Park adventurers can camp, bike, or fish in the park’s wetlands, forests, and fields.

Kennet Square

Attend concerts at Anson B. Nixon Park

This place has it all. Park goers can choose from an array of sports like basketball or volleyball. The park also provides space for nature-related activities like bird watching and fishing. If guests want to do something quieter, they can rent a pavilion or have a family picnic. The park also hosts free concerts on the lawn during the summers.


Come boating at Marsh Creek State Park

This 1,705-acre state park offers an abundance of activities. Paddle boards and sailboats are available for rent. You can also ride horses at Hope Springs Farm, go fishing or enjoy a picnic.

Find out more about the many parks and reserves Chester County has to offer on Main line today.

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