You've been tagged!  This is your Delco invitation to get off your !##$#%! and into a canoe, a hiking shoe, bike shorts or up to your elbows in worms...

We're taking you Canoeing & Tubing --  Hiking, Biking & Birding -- and Fishing for your dinner!

Can-U Canoe? 
Here are a few places to role play Daniel Boone, paddling down a Pennsylvania River!


Northbrook Canoe Company
Northbrook is a family run canoe company that has been providing memorable trips down the scenic Brandywine Creek for 40 years! Paddling is part of all modes of transportation, from canoes and kayaks to bright orange tubes for a lazier glide... Chlorine saturated pools are everywhere, but there's nothing like the ride you take with mother nature all around you! A perfect summer escape for families, and groups large and small. Choose a short relaxing trip or a full day adventure on the Historic and Scenic Brandywine River.  For pricing, tips and registration visit the website below.

Upcoming events:
Good Neighbor Day Race – July 4, 2017
Pirate Day – August 19, 2017
1810 Beagle Road
West Chester, PA  19382
610-793-2279
Northbrook Canoe Company Website



Wilderness Canoe Trips, Inc
Get ready for some of the finest family paddling in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania! The Brandywine River is excellent for first-timers or group trips because of it’s meandering and gentle flow. It can also be one of the most relaxing, healthy, and enjoyable ways to spend a few hours or a full day on the water surrounded by lush greenery and history of the Brandywine Valley.
The company is a complete canoe and kayak outfitter, offering canoes, solo or tandem kayaks, and tube trips, plus paddles, life jackets, and transportation to and from the river, safety equipment and advice.

All you need to do is pick a date, time and distance.
2111 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 654-2227
Wilderness Canoe Trips Website



Paddle Around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge 
The 4.5 mile segment of Darby Creek that flows through the Refuge at Tinicum is unique and scenic. It winds through the largest freshwater marsh in Pennsylvania, which allows canoeists to see a variety of plants and animals. The refuge waters are tidal and navigable only within 2 hours before and after high tide. Along the creek, you may see the eastern painted turtle or the state-endangered red-bellied turtle sunning on a log or rock. Hooded mergansers, pintails, shovelers and mallards are a few of the ducks that you may pass. Least bitterns, great egrets, black-crowned night herons and yellow warblers are among the species which nest on or near the refuge. And Muskrats, opossum, deer and raccoons are present as well, though some may be more readily seen at night.

Canoeing at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

This place is also totally for the birds!
...and those who love to watch them ;)  
So bring your binoculars and see how many different species you can find!  
The refuge protects a variety of habitats for birds in the highly urbanized landscape of greater Philadelphia and has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. While most of the 300 plus avian species identified at the refuge utilize it as a migratory stopover, more than 80 species have been recorded nesting on the refuge over the years. Several species are also state listed as either threatened or endangered species or species of state or national management concern.

And if you like to fish, bring your gear, pick out a lucky spot and throw in a line…you may be able to take dinner home with you!  Check all of these activities and more at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 365-3118

And here are a few slices of heaven for Hikers, Bikers & Fishers of Dinner!



Ridley Creek State Park is 2,606 Acres of OMG!

Mother Nature laid out a gorgeous green carpet in these Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia and is an oasis of open space in a growing urban area. It is also home to the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, one of the oldest working plantations in PA and a fun place to visit.

Hikers will find 13 miles of trails passing through a variety of habitats throughout the central portion of the park.

Fishermen leave happy at Ridley Creek because it's stocked with trout and provides excellent angling opportunities. The portion of the creek from Sycamore Mills Dam to the mouth of Dismal Run is a catch and release, fly fishing only area. An ADA accessible fishing platform is on the paved, Multi-Use Trail along Sycamore Mills Road Trail.

Bikers really like the 4.6 mile multi-use paved trail at Ridley Creek which features 5 miles of trails along Sycamore Mills Road and Forge Road.  These trails are designated for bicycles, joggers, walkers, and cross-country skiers.

351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square
The multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Barren Road and Chapel Hill Road.
Open dawn to dusk.
Click here for more about the Activities at Ridley Creek State Park





The Historic Newlin Grist Mill and Park
E. Mortimer Newlin, founder of the Nicholas Newlin Foundation, was an enthusiastic fly fisherman who immediately recognized the possibilities of the trout stream – the West Branch of the Chester Creek – that runs through the property.

Trout fishing has become a well-loved and enjoyable feature of the park.Both pond and stream fishing are available from the opening of the Delaware County trout fishing season through October, conditions permitting.

Pond fishing runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. All visitors who fish must register at the front desk before beginning to fish, and registration for pond fishing ends at 3:30 pm. You must keep what you catch and the cost is $5 per person plus $4 per fish caught


The stream is reserved for the use of fly fishing members for a seasonal fee. Stream fishing is open every day from the opening of the Delaware County, trout fishing season to October 31st. To fish the stream, members and guests need both a Pennsylvania fishing license and a Newlin Grist Mill fly fishing membership. E-mail them at info@newlingristmill.org to request that membership information be mailed to you.

The Newlin Grist Mill and the surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working grist mill, programs, and nature trails, the Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you are involved in preservation, education, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you.

Glen Mills, PA  19342
610-793-2279
Newlin Grist Mill's Website - The Fishing Page