DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Meet and be ready to depart by 10:00 a.m. from the Springlawn Tract parking lot at 1000 Chesterville Road, Lincoln University, PA (39.735090, -75.875450) for a 4.5 mile hike. The hike will be 2.25 miles each way, on a shady dirt road, that overlooks the rushing Big Elk Creek. Participants can choose the length of their hike, by waiting anywhere along the trail and then rejoining the group on the hike back to the parking lot. There are no hills or water crossings, but the surface is not always flat. Bring water and snack. Plan to join the group for lunch after the hike, if you desire. If you get lost on the morning of the hike, call the Hike Leader on her cell phone.
WHERE: White Clay Creek State Preserve – Springlawn
NEAREST ADDRESS: 1000 Chesterville Rd Lincoln University, PA
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Springlawn 1000 Chesterville Rd Lincoln University, PA
From 896 at the DE/MD/PA state lines, proceed north on PA-896 for 0.8 mi. Turn left onto Srickersville Rd and proceed 4.5 mi. You will cross Appleton Rd about 1/3 of the way along this road. At the dead-end with PA-841, turn right and proceed 0.7 mi. The parking lot will be on your right, before the Big Elk bridge.
The most scenic part of this property was originally preserved by Elk Township and conservation groups. It is part of close to 1,000 acres along Springlawn Road in Elk, Franklin and New London townships, Chester County …that was acquired by PA-DCNR in 2018 as an addition to the White Clay Creek Preserve!
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELED: No