Just 16 miles from Center City, Ridley Creek State Park is the perfect quick trip for local hikers and trail runners. The park itself is fairly large and boasts 13 miles of hiking trails over a landscape of rolling hills, plus an additional 5 miles of paved multi-use trail along Ridley Creek.
The park was once the largest private undeveloped property in the area and included several farmsteads and mills within its bounds; a collection of these historic buildings still exist today, in various states of ruin and active use. Ridley Creek State Park is also home to a proper mansion with a formal garden, a horse stable, and plenty of picnicking, fishing, camping, and recreational facilities.
Last updated: January 29 2017