Township Events




When:  Friday, September 14th
Where:  Starr Farm Park, 1079 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown, PA
Who:  Anyone – all ages
Cost:  Free

Because of the cloudy conditions the stargazing event has been canceled.

Please join us for a summer night of stargazing as we host members of the Chester County Astronomical Society ( in a summer installment of our popular Naturalist Series of events! This fascinating “star party” will be led and guided by society members who will be providing telescopes for our viewing pleasure! Let your astronomical curiosities run rampant as we visually explore some of the universe’s most breathtaking celestial occupants including a waxing crescent Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and numerous other clusters of stars and constellations. This nighttime astronomical adventure is sure to be a delightful experience for all those who attend. Attendees are welcome to bring their own telescopic equipment. If you have mobility concerns or general questions please contact Rich Phifer at



When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 9 am & 11 am
Where: Brandywine Meadows Trail parking lot, 1355 Downingtown Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335
Who: All ages welcome; pets permitted on leash.
Cost:  Free

The Brandywine Conservancy is partnering with our hosts East and West Bradford Townships to present a walk along the East Branch Brandywine Creek Greenway – Brandywine Meadows Trail and the East Branch Brandywine Trial.  Choose a 9 AM or 11 AM start time. The guided walk will last between 1-2 hours. There will be options to walk on unpaved trails or stay on level paved trails. All ages welcome; pets permitted on leash. Bring water, wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. (The paved trail is stroller-friendly and wheelchair accessible.) Meet at the Brandywine Meadows Parking Lot (near the trestle bridge) 1355 Downingtown Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335. No pre-registration required. This walk is part of a daylong event promoting “A Walk in Penn’s Woods” throughout Pennsylvania. For questions contact Susan Charkes at



When:  Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Where:  Shaw’s Bridge Park, 274 South Creek Road, West Chester, PA 19382
Who:  Open to everyone, walking will be easy on natural surface/stone paths
Cost:  Individual: $10; Family up to 4: $20  Pre-registration is required. by October 10th, 2018.

Come join us for our Fall Naturalist Walk at Shaw’s Bridge Park on the Fall Bird Migration. Holly Merker will lead us on this interesting topic about the migration in our area. Bring your binoculars to see the birds up close and learn about their habits in the fall. We’ll be on the watch for song birds, ducks and geese, and maybe even some hawks, osprey and eagles! You just never know what you will see during migration. Walking will be easy on natural surface/stone paths, but walking shoes or boots are recommended.

Holly Merker is an avid birder, and a birding instructor and guide for the American Birding Association, Red Knot Outfitters, and National Audubon. In addition, she is a Citizen Science junkie, and has the role of lead eBird data reviewer for Pennsylvania. When not out birding, or leading birding tours, Holly can be found teaching watershed ecology to school students in her job as a professional environmental educator, in Downingtown, PA.




When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: The group will depart via motor coach at 8:00 am from the East Bradford Township building main parking lot at 666 Copeland School Road, West Chester, PA.
Who: This field trip is suitable for all individuals 10 years of age and older. All minors must be accompanied on the trip by an adult guardian.
Cost: Pre Registration Required.  Seating is limited! The registration fee is $20.00 per person and includes lunch.

Come explore the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and French Creek State Park at the height of southeastern Pennsylvania’s fall foliage season! Participants will travel by luxury motor coach to the Historic Hopewell Furnace where they will enjoy a guided tour of this once bustling and vital early American iron-making community. Following the guided tour, participants will enjoy a provided lunch at the Visitor Center’s outdoor picnic ground, surrounded by the historic setting and autumn beauty. Following lunch, participants will be “on their own”, free to hike one of the many trails into French Creek State Park, go apple picking at the Hopewell Furnace Orchard (25 varieties of apple – $1 per pound, not included), photograph the fall foliage, or walk to Hopewell Lake to catch a glimpse of the wildlife! Participants will return to the Hopewell Furnace Visitor’s Center for departure and will arrive back at the East Bradford Township campus by 4:00 pm.
Note: Please advise of any special dietary restrictions upon registration.



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