About

The Chester Creek Trail is a rail-trail in central Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Southeastern Pennsylvania.  The trail will follow Chester Creek along the Civil War-era Chester Creek Branch line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

When complete, the trail will run from the former SEPTA Wawa R3 station to Upland, PA. The middle section of the trail, consisting of 2.8 miles through Middletown and Aston townships, was the first to be completed in late 2016.  An official ribbon cutting ceremony was held on April 8, 2017 for Phase I.  Engineering design work  for the next phase, which will bring the trail further into Aston township, began in early 2019.

Here is a link to an approximate google map of the completed section to date, including parking areas: https://tinyurl.com/y8y56zl4

Phase 1 Map

Please note: the unpaved area off of Lenni Road that was temporarily being used as parking will no longer be available, as it is SEPTA property, and now being used as part of the construction of the line extension to Wawa.

Phase I construction started in May 2015, and is now complete.  For the latest updates, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterCreekTrail

A few video links of trail construction:

Pre-construction video by Abandoned Steve:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQWclCHg94I

Phase I Rail removal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqJYy9tm31E

The original feasibility study, from 2002fnl_rpt

The Chester Creek Trail is a proud member of the Circuit,  a 750-mile network of bicyclehttp://connectthecircuit.org/ and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  For more information, visit: http://www.circuittrails.org/

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2 responses to “About

  1. Thanks for reporting this! Links are fixed now.

  2. I really enjoy the trail and think it’s great for Delaware County. I understand the parking lot at Lenni Rd belongs to SEPTA but I think it’s horrible that they added the no parking sides. At least they could put hours when they are actually working vs having it all the time. It’s not a pedestrian friendly area to walk to the trail so that parking lot means a lot for the community to use this great resource.

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