Old world charm meets new world elegance. Chester Springs is a glimpse into years gone by with its Victorian style structures, beautiful rolling hills and gorgeous farm houses. Local resources such as the post office and library reside in buildings that preserve the character of long ago.
This area has been referred to as "The New Main Line" boasting many museums, parks, historic sites, horse farms and wineries.
The 1700+ acre Marsh Creek State Park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, perfect for fishing and is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl. Outdoor enthusiasts will find their paradise here for hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, sailing, sledding and ice sports. Beautiful sunsets over the lake are the perfect backdrop for photographers of any degree. Complete with a snack bar and rest rooms, Marsh Creek is an ideal outing for all ages.
Historic Yellow Springs is home to The Washington and The Chester Springs Studio. During the American Revolution, General Washington spent time at The Washington and visited the soldiers at the Yellow Springs hospital he commissioned in 1777. The Chester Springs Studio is a vibrant arts center. Founded in 1978, the studio is a nationally known home for the visual arts.
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 only a short drive from the Main Line, King of Prussia and Exton.
The Crossroads of Ludwig's Corner has been a beehive of activities for centuries. The popular Horse Show and Country Fair is held at the 33-acre Ludwig's Corner Fairgrounds each Labor Day weekend. The Country Fair features a selection of rides, games, delicious food and the popular Antique Auto Show. 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 has been in agricultural use since the early 1700's. This 300-acre farm was set aside by William Penn in the late 1600's. Today it is a working farm offering a wide variety of entertaining and educational activities. There are nature trails, bird blinds for watching wildlife and Maple trees tapped for syrup in late winter. Check out the resident animals in the barn at any time - the horses are always happy to see visitors of all ages.
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