From biking to birding to trail hiking, plus fishing, boating, and more, the new Brandywine Creek Greenway app helps users find recreational activities in more than 100 publicly-accessible parks and preserves in Chester and Delaware counties. With the free app, users can find the closest park or preserve to their current location or filter by the type of activity they want to do, including sport fields, picnicking, and horseback riding.
From the Harvey Run Trail in Chadds Ford to the Struble Lake Recreation Area in Honey Brook, each of the dozens of municipal parks and private non-profit preserves has a brief description, photo gallery, GPS-enabled directions, tips and notes. The app is currently available to download for both Apple and Android operating systems through the App Store and Google Play, and at www.brandywine.org/app.
The Brandywine Creek Greenway is a regional planning initiative of the Brandywine Conservancy, along with 25 municipal partners in Chester and Delaware counties along both branches of the Brandywine, to create a 30-mile conservation and recreation corridor. It stretches from the Delaware state line just south of Chadds Ford to the Pennsylvania Highlands Mega-Greenway near Honey Brook. The Brandywine Creek and its network of parks and trails form the western limit of The Circuit regional trail network of the greater Philadelphia region.Goals of the Greenway include protecting scenic, historic, and natural resources; educating communities about the Brandywine and its resources; and promoting recreational resources.
The greenway designation highlights the diverse resources of the corridor, and provides conservation ideas and encouragement to municipalities and private land owners alike. It also aims to build healthier, more sustainable communities that contribute to the well-being of those who live, work, and visit there. To learn more, visit www.brandywinegreenway.org.