DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Meet at Smith Bridge parking area, formerly known as Peter’s Rock parking area. 11-13 brisk miles into PA, then returning via BCSP with lunch at park headquarters, return to cars along Brandywine Creek, some longer loops possible, or shorter direct route to cars after lunch option available. Bring water, lunch, and snack. No parking fee.
WHERE: First State National Historical Park – Beaver Valley
NEAREST ADDRESS: 199 Brandywine Creek Rd Wilmington, DE
First State National Historical Park – Beaver Valley 199 Brandywine Creek Rd Wilmington, DE
From the intersection of US-202 (Concord Pike) & DE-92 (Beaver Valley Rd) proceed west on Beaver Valley for 1.4 mi. At stop sign go straight onto Beaver Dam Rd & proceed 0.7 mi. Turn left onto Brandywine Creek Rd & proceed 0.1 mi. The parking lot will be on the right.
Also known as “Peter’s Rock” or “Smith Bridge Picnic Area”. Formerly part of Woodlawn Trustee Estate.
Partial Closure of Smith Bridge Parking Lot.
Beginning November 29, 2021, First State National Historical Park will be restricting access to the Smith Bridge Parking Lot by closing the right side of the lot to allow for the landscape to recover and for maintenance.
This partial closer will remain in effect until March 1st, 2022.