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Dates: 1/2/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Pottstown, PA
Event Name: Warwick County Park
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 110363 2018/Y1846
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k/5k - 3C
Description: Office open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-3:00pm. Due to staffing issues, the Park Office may be closed on weekends. Please be sure to call ahead. The walk is on the meadow walks, wooded trails and roads. Use discretion during the winter months.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Trekking With the Trees
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Location: Warwick County Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: 382 County Park Dr., Pottstown, PA 19465 (610-469-1916). From the PA Turnpike Dowiningtown Exit 312: Take PA-100N to PA-23W and travel 4 miles into Knauertown. Left on County Park Dr. and follow to the park entrance on the left. From Pottstown and North: Follow PA-100S to PA-23W and travel 4 miles into Knauertown. Continue with above instructions. From West Chester, Delaware and Southeast: Take US-202N to PA-100N. Follow PA-100N to PA-23W. Left on PA 23W and continue with above instructions. The box is located in the park office.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Explore beautiful Warwick County Park. Its numerous trails take you through hardwood forests, meadows, and wetlands beside French Creek. The Horse-Shoe Trail, extending from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail, adds length to the numerous miles of multi-use park trails. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Warwick's woodlands provided much of the raw timber used to make charcoal for the region's iron furnaces and forges. Remains of the iron industry can still be seen at various charcoal hearths along old cart paths. Historic Saint Peters Village is a small, late 19th century industrial "company village" at the Falls of French Creek. It encompasses an 1845-1928 iron mining site at its north end and an 1880-1970 granite quarry site at the south end.
Host Club: Chester County Red Rovers
Contact: Jeanne Marie Clancy (484) 432-8541
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