Sugar’s Bridge Nature Area

P1000493

 

LOCATION

Harmony Hill Road
1183 Harmony Hill Road
Downingtown PA, 19335

Skelp Level Road
810 Skelp Level Road
West Chester, PA 19380

 

DESCRIPTION

This nature area is made up of three properties owned by the Township totaling 33.7 acres, plus a trail easement over the 7.4 acre parcel owed by PECO Energy that is in between two of the Township properties. The abandoned West Chester Street Railway trolley bed traverses through all four of the properties. The southern portion of the East Branch Brandywine Trail traverses the Sugar’s Bridge Nature Area. The southern end of the site is accessible from the parking area for the M. John Johnson Nature Center (see below). The northern end is accessible from the Harmony Hill Road parking facility just east of Gibson’s Covered Bridge.  The property has hardwoods, with natural trails that run parallel to the paved Brandywine Trail.  It also overlooks the Brandywine Creek and some areas have access to the creek.

 

DIRECTIONS

Harmony Hill Road (North)
1183 Harmony Hill Road, Downingtown PA, 19335

From West Chester: Take Route 322 west towards Downingtown. Make a right on Skelp Level Road (PECO substation will be on your left). Go approximately 0.8 miles to the intersection of Harmony Hill Road. Turn left onto Harmony Hill Road and continue approximately 0.6 miles to Gibson’s Covered Bridge. The parking area will be on your right, just before the bridge.

From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester Borough. Just outside Downingtown, make a left onto Boot Road (there is a Wawa at this intersection; Boot Road is just past Logan Avenue; if you go under the trestle bridge, you’ve gone a little too far). Continue for approximately 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Skelp Level Road and continue for approximately 1.7 miles to the intersection of Harmony Hill Road. Turn right onto Harmony Hill Road and continue approximately 0.6 miles to Gibson’s Covered Bridge. The parking area will be on your right, just before the bridge.

Skelp Level Road (South / M. John Johnson Nature Center)
810 Skelp Level Road, West Chester, PA 19380

From West Chester: Take Route 322 west towards Downingtown. Make a right on Skelp Level Road (PECO substation will be on your left). The Parking area is immediately on your left, at the intersection of Skelp Level Road and Route 322.

From Downingtown: Take Route 322 east towards West Chester Borough. Make a left on Skelp Level Road (PECO substation will be on your right). The Parking area is immediately on your left, at the intersection of Skelp Level Road and Route 322.

 

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