Chester Springs Pennsylvania – Things to Do Around Town

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania has been referred to as “The New Main Line” and boasts many museums, parks, historic sites, horse farms and wineries.

Founded in 1978, the Chester Springs Studio is a non-profit visual arts center located in the historic village of Yellow Springs.  The Studio provides residency, teaching and exhibition opportunities for established and emerging artists from across the country.

The Inn at Historic Yellow Springs was originally used as a spa retreat for Philadelphians and has been completely renovated in the Victorian style:  lovely private dining rooms, four working fireplaces and a garden courtyard.  The Inn is one of the country’s oldest buildings, is on the National Historic Register and is able to provide all the services of today’s conference centers and hotels.


The 1700+ acre Marsh Creek State Park was developed to help manage the water resources in the Brandywine Creek Watershed, which drains 330 square miles, most of which are in Chester County.  The park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is great for fishing and is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl.  This area also offers residents and visitors hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, sailing, sledding and ice sports.

Marsh Creek State Park Marsh Creek State Park

 

Kimberton Inn, built in 1796, is located in the historic and sleepy town of Kimberton, Pennsylvania.  The Inn is surrounded by perennial gardens, a quiet stream and a duck pond.  Although you feel far removed from fast-paced everyday life, it is within a short drive from the Main Line, King of Prussia and Exton.

Kimberton Mill

 

The Crossroads of Ludwig’s Corner has been a beehive of activities for centuries.  

Horse Show and Country Fair: More than 500 horses compete in the show, held at the 33-acre Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds.  The Country Fair provides hours of fun for all ages:  features a selection of rides for children, games and delicious food.  

The “Shops at Ludwig’s Corner” are a collection of local and national vendors.  Shoppers will find everything from fudge to teak furniture, fine art to fashion and show souvenirs to equestrian supplies.

Springton Manor Farm:  In agricultural use since the early 1700’s, this 300-acre farm was once part of a 10,000-acre parcel set aside by William Penn in the late 1600’s.  Today this working farm offers a wide range of entertaining and educational activities.  The Manor House, circa 1833, is a show place of period furnishings.  There are Nature Trails, bird blinds for watching wildlife and Maple trees tapped for syrup in late winter.

Springton Manor Farm, [Photo Credit: Sabian Maggy / Flickr]

[Photo Credit: Sabian Maggy / Flickr]

In 1839, a small group of courageous and dedicated Christians from the Fords of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church left to build a “meeting House” closer to their homes in Glenmoore.  This church eventually became the Fairview Presbyterian Church with it’s well-known steeple tower which is a familiar landmark in the area.

The Eagle Tavern, built in 1859, is a historical landmark in the village of Eagle, just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, near Eagleview.  Their menu offers succulent beef, seafood and unique appetizers. All accompanied by a unique wine selection and impeccable service, in a traditional and welcoming atmosphere.  Check out their website and menu here. 

 

If you have a favorite spot in Chester Springs Pennsylvania that we MUST see and write about, please comment below and tell us!

 

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