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Trail Creek Picks: Our Favorite Trails & Parks in the Brandywine Valley

In honor of National Trails Day this Saturday, June 5th, we asked a few of our Trail Creek team members where they love to get outside and enjoy a trail.

From walking along peaceful waterways to sharing their favorite overnight tenting destinations, our team members give their picks for trails and parks in the southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware regions.

Check 'em out!



Ridley Creek State Park - Media, PA

Chester Creek Trail - Media, PA

Brandywine Creek State Park - Wilmington, DE

"I love the convenience of each of these parks and trails. Plus, they all have trails along creeks where I can walk along the water. I love being near the water."



Valley Garden Park - Greenville, DE

First State National Historical Park - Delaware

Cheslen Preserve - Coatesville, PA

"Valley Garden Park is a beautiful place to visit. I also love starting a hike at the Smithbridge trailhead to explore the First State National Historical Park."



Laurels Preserve - Coatesville, PA

Hibernia Park - Coatesville, PA

Red Clay Creek Trail - Kennett Square, PA

"Hibernia Park is great for overnight tent camping. I love to take my girl scout troop there for scouting events. The lake is a beautiful spot to go canoeing and the Hibernia Mansion on the grounds offers a bit of history among the beautiful scenery."



Stateline Woods Preserve - Kennett Square, PA

First State National Historical Park - Delaware

"I love visiting First State National Historical Park. It's incredible that within a mile of the hustle and bustle of the 202 corridor is a tranquil, peaceful trail to explore open space and enjoy the beauty of nature."



Marshall Bridge Preserve - Kennett Square, PA

"I love walking along the trails at Marshall Bridge Preserve. The Land Conservancy donated a beautiful bench there in honor of Brian and Ed."



Ashland Nature Center - Hockessin, DE

Hawk Mountain - Kempton, PA

Okehocking Preserve - Newtown Square, PA

"I love capturing a beautiful sunset or landscape photo during a hike. Okehocking is a stunning example of preserved open space. Hawk Mountain has some great rock scrambles that are challenging but manageable, and Ashland offers a great hike on a variety of terrain - from small hill climbs to walks along the Red Clay Creek."


Happy National Trails Day! We hope you enjoy these recommendations. Be sure to stop into Trail Creek to gear up for your next trek and we'll see you on the trails!

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