Ridley Creek State Park, Media

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The Friends of Ridley Creek State Park was created by caring individuals to preserve, protect and enhance Ridley Creek State Park. The parent organization is Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.
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  • This is a beautiful park just outside Media. There are nice walking trails, just rolling hills and grassland.  more »
  • Beautiful park with a mix of paved trails and hiking trails. The house on the property is beautiful and there are horses. Good variety of things to do. Worth the trip!  more »
  • The trails are wonderful especially the dirt one's which are so remote. The Mansion is also worth a visit as well as the Colonial Plantation. Especially enjoyed the last of the fall foliagage . Having...  more »
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  • A great place to unwind. Relax and watch the water flow, enjoy the solitude of a hike on one of the trails, take the little ones to one of the small playground areas, cook up some grub at one of the many grills, or burn some calories (walking, running, or biking) on the paved multi-use trail. I've done all of that, and more. The mansion provides great backdrop for photos. It also has a Colonial Plantation. Great in all seasons, and close to the Philadelphia metro area, it makes a great afternoon get-away for you and your entire family.
  • We love Ridley Creek State Park. It has plenty of trails, a nice stocked creek for fishing, a nice paved path for walking, running and hiking. No camping, unless it's an "organized group". That's a shame. It would be nice to have a primitive camping spot like this close to Philadelphia. It's particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves change. The colors make the mansion grounds look like something out of a story. Make sure to guard against ticks. Lyme's disease has been reported in the area.
  • I love Ridley State Park! There are multiple open areas to have picnic's and you can rent the pavilions, but beware, you have to do it a year in advance! It is a well kept place to roam with the family and friends and enjoy the beauty of out doors. They also have horse stables and piny rides for the kids!
  • Running, cycling, and walking 5 mile paved loop. Perfect and beautiful. There are multiple parking lots, trails that go through the woods. This is a great place to take children or families to enjoy nature. Remnants of historical houses are along the main path, with descriptions of the family's who lived there.
  • The best place to hike or even just relax in the woods in the entire county. Always kept nice and even the bathrooms are ok
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