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The Struble Trail, Downingtown

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Struble Trail is a multi-use rail trail located in Chester County, Pennsylvania.It has currently open and of proposed trails. The majority of the trail is a paved surface. The trail is open to most human forms of transportation including, walking, running, biking, skateboarding, and roller skating. The Trail is closed to motor vehicles and horses. The trail is also closed between dusk and dawn.The Struble Trail was named for the late County Commissioner (1976-1980) and longtime Executive Director of the Brandywine Valley Association, teacher and conservationist Robert G. Struble.The trail head is located on Dorlan's Mill Road, just north of the Downingtown Borough on Pennsylvania Route 282.The Struble Trail is maintained by the Chester County Parks Department. In August 2008, 23acre of land was purchased from the Shryock Paper Mill after a highly publicized grass roots effort to preserve the property. Safe, continuous passage from the Struble Trail to the approximately 6mi of hiking trails within Marsh Creek State Park is now possible.Along the trail there are several historical sites, fishing, and picnicking.
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  • The Chester County Trail system includes the Chester Valley Trail, The Struble Trail (the County's oldest) and the Schuylkill River Trial (Part of the Best Urban Trail System in the USA) THe best part...  more »
  • Scenery is especially nice, Quiet , well layed out, nice distance lots of local history along the way  more »
  • There are alot of other people walking but it's a great place.You can also ride a bike there,avoiding the many walkers  more »