Friday, April 25, 2014

Outdoor Activities Abound at Brandywine Picnic Park

April 22, 2014 11:28 am

Don't let its name fool you—Brandywine Picnic Park offers much more than just a grassy space for picnic blankets. Although setting up shop along the Brandywine River, which snakes all the way into Delaware, is a perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening, the park also plays host to a spate of family-friendly activities.

Take advantage of the river by canoeing, tubing, or paddle-boating along its gentle currents. If your clan prefers to stay on dry land, there's a carnival filled with fun games and even a small zoo where kids can gaze upon animals. The West Chester park is also home to a rock-climbing wall, mini golf course, moon bounce, and tons of fields and courts for softball, volleyball, or even horseshoes. Various rides and slides keep kids active and engaged all day. And even if you haven't packed a picnic basket, you can keep your family fueled up with the food served there, including burgers and barbecue.

Brandywine Picnic Park
690 S. Creek Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 793-3198

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April 16, 2014 2:08 pm

Attention Tennis Players!

The tennis court renovation is expected to be completed by 5/15/14….so grab your rackets and have fun!

Category: Life at Thomas Meeting Apartments

Marsh Creek State Park: Scenic Runs and Rides Near Thorndale

April 15, 2014 11:43 am

Runners, bikers, bird watchers, and boaters alike can all keep themselves entertained at Marsh Creek State park near Thorndale. The park spans a whopping 1,727 acres, of which 535 are dedicated to the picturesque Marsh Creek Lake. Visitors can sail its placid blue-grey waters, go fishing, or stalk its perimeter for the migrating birds you'll often find there.

But the parks of the park that aren't covered in water are dedicated to scenic forest trails. Perfect for running and biking, they range from short and flat to longer and more challenging, accommodating every level of athlete. The trails are great for a leisurely hike as well, since they cut through various habitats: fields, forests, and wetlands. You can even take a horse out on specified trails, which run in loops of varying distances. When winter moves in, the park stays open for sledding, ice fishing, ice skating, and ice boating.

Marsh Creek State Park
675 Park Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 458-5119

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