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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  • Nice scenic walkway along the East Branc of the Brandywine Creek, Very peaceful and quiet with lots of vegetation to look at in spring, summer and fall, and lovely views in the winter.  more »
  • This trail runs along a creek and is very flat and perfect walking and biking. It runs from the old paper mill to down town Downingtown. Part way through you can connect with the Uwchlan trail which h...  more »
  • On the outskirts of Downingtown, pa. It is a nice trail to take a stroll... Nice paved trail suitable for strollers or wheel chairs..  more »
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