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Best Places to See Spring Flowers Near Your Apartment

April 25, 2019

The sun is out, the birds are singing and the sound of kids playing has returned to the streets of West Chester! Spring is an exciting time to get out and about near your Chestnut Square apartment for some fresh air and fun. One of the best ways to really get the most of your outdoor experience is to take in some of the beautiful blooms that come to life in the parks, arboretums and gardens in and around West Chester.

Stroud Preserve, three miles from your Chestnut Square apartment, is a perfect spring oasis. The property features nearly 600 acres of historic farmland, open to the public for their entertainment and education. Visitors are welcomed to hit the trails, which span nine miles and feature impressive views of the woodlands, Brandywine Creek and, of course, lots and lots of spring flowers! The rolling hills of Chester County feature prominently into Stroud Preserve, making it a favorite of local photographers, especially this time of year!

While spying some beautiful blooms is a great way to pass an afternoon, Stroud Preserve also offers lots for visitors to learn. The space is home to a centuries-old farmhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open for tours. The property is also a haven for research. The Stroud Water Research Center takes up residence on the land and conducts extensive studies on the preserve about pollution and water quality. Stroud Preserve also features working farmlands, where visitors can see firsthand all of the work that goes into keeping a farm up and running.

So whether you come for the education, cardio on the trails, kayaking in the creek or just to kick back with a good book in the meadow, schedule in a trip to Stroud Preserve this spring.


Stroud Preserve

454 North Creek Road

West Chester, PA 19382