Brandywine Creek Greenway


The Brandywine Creek Greenway is a regional planning initiative of the Brandywine Conservancy and twenty-four municipalities (including Honey Brook Township) and is being made possible with generous support from the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Chester County. Click here to learn more.  For more information contact Jake Michael at 610-344-6503 or email


Annual Brandywine River Cleanup

Each year, the Annual Brandywine River Cleanup helps to ensure cleaner water for communities that rely on the Brandywine as a source for their drinking water, a healthier habitat for wildlife, and a safer environment for recreational activities.  Since the event’s inception, volunteers have removed more than 30 tons of trash from the banks of the Brandywine between Lenape and the Delaware state line.  The 27th Annual Brandywine Cleanup Day has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

App for Recreational Activities Now Available

The Brandywine Creek Greenway has launched a free smart-phone app to help users find recreational activities in more than 100 publicly accessible parks and preserves in Chester and Delaware Counties.  Users can find the closest park or preserve to their current location or filter the information to find locations that offer sports fields, picnicking, horseback riding, or other activities.  The app is available to download for both Apple and Android operating systems through the App Store and Google Play, as well as through the Greenway’s website at


Bike the Brandywine

Explore the scenery, glimpse the history, and discover the lure of the Brandywine Creek on the 4th annual Bike the Brandywine, hosted by the Brandywine Conservancy, on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  Proceeds from the ride benefit the Conservancy’s clean water programs.  Riders can choose from four loops that take in the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside, with distances of 25, 45, 62 (Metric Century) and 80 miles.  Click here for more information and to register online.


Brandywine Creek Water Trail

The Brandywine Conservancy and Chester County Planning Commission are studying the feasibility of a formalized water trail.  They are seeking input from the public focusing on the East and West Branches of the Brandywine from Coatesville and Downingtown, PA to Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware via the following survey link:

Brandywine Water Trail Survey – click here


Draft Feasibility Study available for Review

Honey Brook Township hosted a meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at which the Brandywine Conservancy presented its Draft Feasibility Study Report.  Review the report by clicking here.  The feasibility recommendations cover the abandoned railroad alignment between Dorlan’s Mill Road and Honey Brook Borough, broken into segments, and are based on physical characteristics, legal ownership, and landowner feedback from the length of the 13.5 mile corridor.


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30+ Attend Workshop

Chester County held the first public workshop for the Northern Struble Trail Feasibility Study at the Honey Brook Township municipal building on October 29th, 2014 at 7 pm. Over 30 people attended with representation from each of the municipalities involved in the study. Participants were asked to share their local knowledge about the potential trail corridor and provide additional information for the inventory phase of the project.

BG Workshop 2014 Oct 29


Last update:  March 27, 2020.