Forbes Explores Historic Sites, Breathtaking Nature on Road Trip Through Chester County

Kimberly McGuane
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Image of Hibernia Park via the County of Chester.

Chester County offers plenty of options for outdoor exploration and enjoyment, including historic sites surrounded by breathtaking nature, that make it an ideal place for a fall road trip, writes Lea Lane for Forbes.

Start the trip in Kennett Square, also known as the Mushroom Capital of the World. Here, you can discover more about the mushroom industry in some of the local shops, including The Mushroom Cap and The Woodlands at Phillips. Talula’s Table is also a must-see.

Head north to Coatesville and drive by the 75-foot-long Speakman Covered Bridge or take a walk in the Lukens Historic District.

History and nature abound in Chester County, from Hibernia County Park to French Creek State Park to Hopewell Village National Historic Site.

Also, don’t miss Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair, where several Underground Railroad routes have crossed.

Then continue to the multi-hued hiking trails at Marsh Creek State Park before heading to West Chester. On the way there, visit Harmony Hill, a 78-foot bridge that crosses the Brandywine Creek’s east branch.

Return to Kennett Square and enjoy 1,077 acres of stunning flora at the renowned Longwood Gardens.

Read more about a fall road trip through Chester County in Forbes here.

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