County to enforce speed limits on trails

Regional Rangers Mike Trzaska (left) and Jay Erb (right) are two of eleven rangers that regualarly patrol the length of the Chester Valley Trail. They cooperate with local police to keep the trail safe and to educate trail users on sharing space on the trail. WEST CHESTER — Chester County is placing 15 mph speed limit markers on Chester Valley and Struble trails to improve safety for the tens of...

New Pocopson trail completed

Barnard House update, deer management committee ready for fall By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times The Brandyridge Trail near West Creek Road in Pocopson is the newest trail completed by the township’s Public Works Department. POCOPSON — Township officials made quick work of agenda items during Monday’s Township Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. Mark Knightly, Township Director of Public...

On The Trail: Valley Garden Park

Where: Campbell Road, just off Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware 19807 Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1xbbe The name Valley Garden Park perfectly captures the setting of this small park, beautifully landscaped and well maintained. According to a plaque in the park, it was donated to the City of Wilmington by DuPont Wheelwright in memory of her mother, Mrs. T. Coleman DuPont, whose brainchild it was. To get to...

On The Trail: Goose Creek Park

Round trip distance: ~0.5mile (can be extended to about 0.7mile by taking unpaved side trails) Difficulty: Easy Information: http://www.thornburytwp.com/PDF/Park%20Facilities.pdf Trail map: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=ml This is a tiny park, at a total of about 12 acres, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character. Views and serenity are abundant, as are park benches from...

On The Trail: Goddard Park; West Grove Township

Round trip distance: About 2 miles Difficulty: Easy Website: http://www.london-grove.pa.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B8E08CC3F-1E43-412F-836C-223E1F993BD9%7D Trail Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=ml Trail Photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/111242976600600025974/GoddardPark Goddard Park came into being earlier this year. I have been walking in this area regularly for a couple...

On The Trail: The Laurels

The Laurels – Shady Loop Trail Round trip distance: 4 miles round trip in the shade; additional 2 miles with the out-and-back side trails Difficulty: Easy to moderate Caution: Closed for hunting on occasion during deer season. Heed posted signs. Website:  http://www.brandywineconservancy.org/laurelsPreserve.html Trail Map: http://goo.gl/maps/L9DpS (trail map is approximate) Membership Information:...

On the Trail: Myrick Conservation Center

By Vidja Rajan, Columnist, The Times The H. E. Myrick Conservation Center, Pocopson Township Round trip distance:  3 miles (can be extended to about 5 miles) Difficulty: Moderate – occasional steep slopes Caution: Hunting during the winter deer season. Times are posted. Wear blaze orange and keep dogs on leash. Website: http://www.brandywinewatershed.org/2008/about/myrick.asp Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/67Dh Trail...

Brandywine Battlefield Task Force talks more regional approach

Bike paths, hiking trails and linking sites from Kennett to Chadds Ford seen in plans By P.J. D’Annunzio, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com Local proponents of the Brandywine Battlefield area showed off plans for regional preservation and bike and trail links connecting areas of the battlefield area. On this map, presented Thursday night, potential bike paths connecting the areas are shown in orange CHADDS...

On The Trail: Stateline Woods Preserve, Kennett Square

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com Round trip distance: Loop trails can be extended to up to 5 miles Difficulty: Easy to moderate Caution: Closed for hunting on occasion during the winter deer season. Follow posted signs. Website:  http://www.tlcforscc.org/pages/Stateline_Woods.html Trail Map: http://g.co/maps/ne9m3 Membership Information: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County ...

On The Trail: Pocopson Park

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com EDITOR’S NOTE: Today marks the start of a new column featuring the greater Unionville area’s hiking trails, as detailed by local resident Vidya Rajan. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Today’s featured trail: Pocopson Park, Pocopson Township Round trip distance: approximately 1.8 miles, can be extended to 2.2 miles Difficulty:...