BE A HERO TO A HERO! Register now for the 11th Annual Walk for the Wounded and Warriors 5K Run on May 19th
Saturday, May 19th Pennsylvania’s 11th Annual  WALK FOR THE WOUNDED & WARRIORS 5K RUN will take place at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA from 9am to 3pm.


This annual Family Fun Day has grown bigger every year and benefits Operation First Response (OFR) which has given financial assistance to more than 18,000 wounded veterans in need of aid to supplement their medical, transportation and general living expenses while dealing with life altering injuries while in service to their country.

Last year marked a decade of Delco hosting WALK FOR THE WOUNDED & WARRIORS 5K RUN, and when the final tally was taken, the event had raised more than 2.5 million dollars in just 10 years.  This year, one of the recipients of those dollars, Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Jenni (retired) will give the keynote speech.

 Jenni will talk about his military service in Afghanistan during Operation Freedom, his time at Oyster Creek Power as a terrorism squad leader, and his final years as a Blackhawk Pilot flying 350 hours in Iraq.  Due to multiple injuries he was medically retired from the Army in 2015.

Meet Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Jenni
MC for the event is Nicole Brewer from CBS 3 TV who will be joined by hundreds of military veterans and everybody’s favorite mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, who hasn’t missed a single WALK since the first in 2007!

 As in previous years, the day will boast a festival-like atmosphere, with live music by OFFLINE, and more tunes by DJ Partytime. There will be Rock Climbing, Zip-Lining and Free Falling. Plus there will be a Tribute to a local fallen hero, Army Sgt. Allen J. Dunckley and a military vehicle display that may include a Chinook Ch47 Helicopter! Nifty Fifties is back again, selling tasty food items at family-friendly prices.

 Register for the WARRIORS 5K (a professionally timed event) by visiting RunSignUp.  Search 'Warriors 5K' and then click ‘Sign Up.'  For questions call 215-237-8101. OFR encourages those participating in the WALK and RUN to sign up as many family members, friends and co-workers as possible, to make a financial pledge. Read more at Operation First Response

Nicole Brewer from CBS TV3 will be the MC
Created in partnership with the Destination Delco Tourism Bureau, WALK FOR THE WOUNDED and the WARRIORS 5K Run has become one of the county’s biggest events of the year, bringing thousands of walkers, runners, families and veterans to Delaware County from all over the Mid-Atlantic.

“This event is a major fundraiser for OFR,” acknowledges Nick Constantino, a senior representative with the organization. “But you forget that pretty quickly because everyone who has ever attended the event, and everyone who has come to walk, run or just come to shake hands with all the veterans who are here – knows  it’s all about heart!”

QUICK FACTS:
WARRIOR’S 5K RUN REGISTRATION Check In: 9 AM at the park – Run starts at 10 AM. Nominal fee to participate.
WALK REGISTRATION: 10 AM at the park – FREE -- Walk follows ceremonies (est. 11 AM).

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Rose Tree Park
1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
Rose Tree Park Website
Scott Arboretum on the Campus of Swarthmore College
Perambulating is a wonderful word for leisurely walking or traveling through or around a particular place, especially for pleasure...and pleasure is exactly what you'll find in our many public gardens! 

May 11th is National Public Gardens Day...and it also happens to be Mother's Day Weekend!  So instead of giving flowers, why not take her to the beautiful places where they grow?
The tenth annual National Public Gardens Day is the perfect time to explore the beauty of our local green spaces.  You may not be aware that Delaware County lies at the heart of what is called The Garden Capital of the Nation: 30 gardens within 30 miles.... 

Formerly the home of the Haas family, Stoneleigh Gardens opens May 13th
but...(drum roll please!) on May 13th Delco's Stoneleigh Gardens in Villanova officially opens to the public - making it 31 gardens within 30 miles! 

Admission is FREE and from 10am to 5pm you can explore this gorgeous place with deep roots: towering trees, lauded landscape architecture, and community connections.
Stoneleigh: A natural garden blends history, horticulture,
ecological and conservation values, and Natural Lands’
 emphasis on access to nature for all.

For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, who donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.

Now you can stroll this beautiful place and be inspired to think in new ways about your own home landscaping.

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
1829 East County Line Road
Villanova, PA 19085
610-353-5587
Stoneleigh Garden Website


Here are a few more garden suggestions:

On May 11th Scott Arboretum (pictured in the headline photo at the top of the story) is offering a National Public Gardens Day Tour from noon to 1pm
Located on the campus of Swarthmore College, the ever popular Scott Arboretum invites one and all to celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a special treat. On May 11th, at 12pm, their professional staff will offer a tour of their extensive collection of plants.  Geared for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experts, it begins at the Arboretum offices, and lasts until 1pm.  It is FREE of charge. For more information, call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025. The tour could be cancelled if there is inclement weather.
LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Scott Arboretum Website


Chanticleer Gardens, the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten Sr., is the only Main Line Estate Still Open to the Public
Have a seat at the stone table in the Sun Porch and enjoy views of pink blossoms of Prunus Accolade
that fill the windows.  Photo by Lisa Roper

Chanticleer was the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, Sr. Their son Adolph, Jr., left the property to be enjoyed as a public garden, which opened to visitors in 1993.
Located less than 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Come discover why London's Financial Times called it "planted to perfection" and Garden Design magazine said it was"America's most inspiring garden." Enjoy more than 30 acres of sights, textures, flowers, and vegetables at Chanticleer Gardens. This "pleasure garden" was created to illustrate the beauty of the art of horticulture. Enjoy the surroundings at a leisurely pace or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide.

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
Chanticleer Gardens Website
786 Church Rd., Wayne, PA 19087-4713

Tyler Arboretum is one of the older arboreta in the northeastern United States and a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn.
Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.  It is a non-profit public garden with 650 acres of plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadow.  It is open to the public 362 days a year.


LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
610-566-9134
Tyler Arboretum Website
Sunday, May 6th Brookline Blvd in Havertown will be hopping with great live music all day long!  Plus food vendors, beer & wine gardens, 
and amazing art and crafts by local artisans.  There will be an All You Can Play Kids Fun Zone, home and life improvement ideas and much more!

Listen to live music from noon to 7pm, featuring:
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
The World's Greatest Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band (pictured below)

ELTON ROHN
The Premiere Tribute to Elton John In North America (pictured above)

EARTH, WONDER, FIRE
Stevie Wonder / Earth Wind And Fire Tribute

THE HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE 
A Big Band tribute under the direction of Michael Fein



Celebrate Haverford Township's blossoming music, arts and cultural scene. Live music, beer and wine garden, kids zone and more. $3 donation requested. Benefits the future Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community in Havertown and other local initiatives.

Main Stage Schedule  (Actual start times subject to change)
 12 Noon – Haverford High School Jazz Ensemble
 12:50 – Dylan McGuire solo
 1:30 – Earth, Wonder, Fire
 2:45 – Rob Simpson solo
 3:00 – Elton Rohn
 4:45 – Scott McClatchy solo
 5:30 – Live at the Fillmore

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
Follow Kelly Music For Life on Facebook for the latest updates.
Brookline Blvd. at Darby Rd., Haverford
Haverford Spring Fest Website



How do you stretch the fastest two minutes in sports into a fashionable and fun-filled spring afternoon? By sipping Mint Juleps and snacking on Derby-inspired treats at Paramour’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party, Saturday, May 5th from 4 to 6:30pm!

How better to kick off spring, than with a Kentucky Derby Party on the Veranda of the Wayne Hotel. Sample an array of savory Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres and tempting sweet treats along with refreshing mint juleps and specially reserved wine selections while you watch the race events live in the Lobby Lounge and out on the Veranda.

Come dressed to impress in your finest Derby attire and don’t forget that fabulous hat! Everyone is encouraged to dress in Derby fashion and enter Paramour’s Best Dressed for the Derby Contest where first, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the best men’s and women’s Derby outfits.

You won’t need to travel to Louisville to find Kentucky Derby fashion and festivities, but you will need to purchase tickets to this charitable event. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds supporting Surrey Services. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Paramour.

Read more and get tickets at the Paramour Website

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
Paramour Restaurant at the Wayne Hotel
139 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 977-0600

The Springtime Tradition of Steeplechases, Tailgating and Tent Parties Returns with the 88th Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 19, in Malvern, PA.
As one of the nation’s top three steeplechases in the spring, the Radnor Hunt Races draw the best thoroughbred horses, riders and trainers across the country, along with nearly 25,000 spectators enjoying a day in the countryside.

Tickets are now on sale to the public, with the proceeds benefiting the open space and clean water programs of the Brandywine Conservancy. The Conservancy has protected over 63,000 acres to date.  BNY Mellon Wealth Management—which has been the lead sponsor for over 30 years—returns as the presenting sponsor of the races.

The Radnor Hunt Races at the Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse, will take place rain or shine and the gates open at 10am.  There are six jump races throughout the day starting at 1:30pm, with about half an hour between each race.

Admission is sold in advance only, through May 11th!
This celebrated Main Line tradition dates back to the 1930s.
In addition to six thrilling jump races and the prestige of $190,000 in purse money, the day’s events include a spectacular antique carriage parade, the much-loved parade of foxhounds, plus tailgating competitions and hat contests.

Pre-events to consider:
• Radnor Races Shopping Boutique — May 10, 2 to 9 p.m. Shop for all you’ll need to be "Race Day ready" with boutique shopping. $10 per person, includes light hors d’oeuvres & cash bar.
• Wildflower Bash — May 18; cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. Kick-off the races the night before with a festive dinner dance at Radnor Hunt.

 Admission starts at $100 per car admits all people in the vehicle. In addition to the tents, a wide variety of reserved parking spots and box seats are available.
For details, visit The Radnor Hunt Races Website

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
W. Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse
Malvern, PA
610.388.8383.
If you’re into history, museums and Indiana Jones the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills will help you unearth some amazing arti-FACTS this month!

Dig up a little fun, knowledge and maybe even a little piece of Grist Mill history on Saturday, May 19th from 10am to 3pm.
On-site dig at the Newlin Grist Mill, photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
This is one of the Mill's monthly programs called Public Archaeology Days, where volunteers are invited to assist their professional archaeologists with site excavation, artifact screening and care. Public Archaeology Days currently center on the tailrace of the 1704 Grist Mill and the Archive, formerly a mid-eighteenth century general store. No registration is required and it is free to the public. All ages welcome.

Then get out of the dirt and 'inside a museum' on Tuesday night, May 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Rachel Kohl Library
Demonstrating Colonial carpentry skills, Rich Schuman
uses a spring pole lathe to make wooden spoons and
bowls as they did in the 18th Century.
Photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
If you've ever wondered how museums gather information, this is a behind the scenes look at the methods and tools employed by museum professionals to learn about our past.  This Inside the Museum: In Search of a Colonial Mill event is presented by Newlin's Director, Tony Shahan, and is just one in a series of "Inside the Museum" events held throughout the year.

And don't miss The Grist Mill's hands-on workshop, titled History at Work: "Cooperage" (which is barrel and tub making) on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 3pm at the Park.  
In the 18th Century, many of us would have been farmers, millers, blacksmiths, brick-makers, carpenters, shoemakers, printers, and milliners (the fashionistas of their day).

Brick-making, 18th Century style...photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
Learn more about these and other trades of the eighteenth century when you attend their monthly  “History at Work” Series, presented on the last Saturday of every month. 
Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in Colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill.

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.

The Archeology Day photo and 18th CENTURY TRADE PHOTOS were taken by Stephanie Ann Farra, a volunteer at the Grist Mill.  Check out more trade photos on her blog at World Turn'd Down History Blog

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Newlin Grist Mill Park
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
START SPREADING THE NEWSies!
(Janis, my bureau-mate gave me that headline idea ;)

Plan a fabulous night at the theater with tickets to this great Disney Musical featuring a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy and Kinky Boots). 

While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. 

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphans and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers!

The newsboys' strike of 1899 was a youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers compensated their child labor force of newspaper hawkers. The strike lasted two weeks, causing Pulitzer's New York World to reduce its circulation from 360,000 to 125,000. Photo: nytimes.com
Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young boys learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Media Theatre Website for more Info & Tickets
104 E. State Street, Media, PA
610-891-0100
Top photo credits: Media Theatre and dallas.culturemap.com
On Sunday, May 20th Linvilla’s Annual Antique Car Show & Flea Market will be in full swing...
Mosey up and down rows of cars (not corn!) oohing, ahhhing and chatting up owners who have amazing stories to tell. Then stalk some great deals lurking among the flea market booths. The hours are 9am to 3pm and admission is free.

So put it in reverse and hit the gas...travel back to a time when cars had character and were designed not with software, but with love, pencils and paper.  They weren't built for mass production, but almost as works of art, reflecting the personality and styles of the day.

And if its a sunny spring day, they'll have the kind of shine you don't see anymore. That's because these beauties don't do car washes, they're lovingly spit, polished and gleamed. If you love the classics, the muscle cars and anything with a motor that's more than half-a-century old, this will be your happy place ;) 

Linvilla Orchards has partnered with The Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania (HCCP) for over three decades to present their annual Spring Meet. More than 250 spectacularly restored and maintained antique, classic, and muscle cars take over one of Linvilla’s big fields. Previous highlights have included a 1913 Ford Model T, a 1938 Ford Woody Wagon, a 1958 Chevy Impala and a 1962 Chevy Corvette.

HERE'S A BERRY SWEET REMINDER:
Linvilla's famous STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL is Sunday, June 3rd! Come pick your own, or buy them sweet and fresh in their store. Lots of family activities are planned.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA 19063
(610) 876-7116
Linvilla Website
Peddlers, runners, hikers and bikers are always looking for new places to go, and new trails to trek.  So the Bureau has created a one-stop-shop Trail Guide for both tourists and residents, featuring a County map showing all locations, plus individual site listings, with photos, detailed descriptions, map, and directions.

Here are snippets from 3 listings in the new guide:

The Crum Woods of Swarthmore College is one of the last remaining forested areas in Delaware County, and offers 3.5 miles of walking trails.
These trails extend over more than two hundred acres of land, significant not only for its large area and biodiversity, but also for the opportunities it offers for learning and recreation. The woods are used as a classroom and laboratory by the College, and provide recreational opportunities for all, including the broader community.

HISTORY NOTE: Crum Creek, which runs north to south through the woods, was originally called Ockanickon, by the native Lenni Lenape who lived on its banks. Following European settlement in the early 18th century, the Swedes renamed it Crumkill, meaning “crooked creek.” Over time,  much of the land was cleared for agricultural and industrial use. During the Great Depression, under direction of the Scott Horticultural Foundation (which is today the Scott Arboretum) the Crum Woods was replanted with over 60,000 native trees and shrubs,

  • The trail is a “walking trail” and part of the 22.5 mile Creek and 38 sq. miles of watershed that runs from Malvern, Chester County to the Delaware River. Starting points would be either at Plush Mill Road in Smedley Park or Yale Road in Swarthmore.
  • The Leiper-Smedley Trail is a paved 2.2 mile from Rogers Lane to Yale Avenue on the west side of the creek. That trail is bike and handicapped friendly.

Pictured inside the photo above, the railroad bridge crossing over
Chester Creek may be daunting for dogs or young children. 
The Darlington Trail boasts a varied terrain and is most accessible from the parking lot on Darlington Road. 
The trail follows Chester Creek for several hundred yards, crosses and follows an old railroad right-of-way, and then crosses portions of the Darlington Family Dairy through mixed woods. meadows and farmland, returning to Darlington Road or continuing on a similar perimeter trail.

  • The loop is approximately 203/4 miles and the terrain is varied with flat and steeper sections that provide excellent views of Chester Creek.
  • The trail links to the Rocky Run Trail with a portion of it on the Wawa Preserve that is a property maintained by Natural Lands Trust. The grounds that follow the Creek are maintained and planted by the CRC Watersheds Association, a non-profit that manages the Chester, Ridley and Crum Creek watersheds.
  •  The Rocky Run Trail intersects with the Darlington Trail and runs along Chester Creek and the railroad track and has few incline sand is very flat.

The Haverford Heritage Trail is a 14-mile loop through Haverford that highlights many historic sites in the Township. It comprises parts of other trails listed below.


Follow the trail loop on foot or on bicycle as it winds through the township and its history. Over thirty sites are numbered starting at the Grange Estate in the southeast part of Haverford...

HISTORY NOTE: The Federal School is a field stone one-room school. A 1797 date stone is on the gable end away from the chimney. Haverford Township's first purpose-built school and Delaware County's second, it served as a school until 1872.  In addition to the main trail route, several "option" routes cover additional sites. Option trails exist for Beechwood Amusement Park, Haverford College, Steel Road (on-road option for bicyclists) and the Narbeth estate.  Note: At the present time, some trail portions do not yet offer a continuous route... 
Click here for the Destination Delco Trail Guide

#9 Header Photo: The Chester Creek Trail is a proud member of the Circuit, a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. 
The short-eared owl is on PA's endangered species list, but has been seen at the Refuge during its migration.
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the top “bird” destinations in the East. So why not take one of their guided bird-watching tours or just bring a camera and make friends with some of our avian tourists!  

More than 300 species use the Refuge as a migratory stopover... and 80+ species have been recorded nesting here!
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge protects a variety of habitats for birds in the highly urbanized landscape of Greater Philadelphia. It has also been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.

The periodic drawing down of the impoundment and the presence of tidal mud flats provide some of the best stopover habitat for migrating shorebirds in Pennsylvania. In addition, many types of waterfowl, wading birds, waterbirds, and landbirds utilize the impoundment. The area serves as a wintering ground for over 20 species of waterfowl with 1,100 to 1,400 individuals observed per day between September and March.


State endangered species such as the least bittern are known to breed at the refuge. Other Pennsylvania endangered species that have been observed during migration, include: the yellow-crowned night-heron, common tern, black tern, king rail, short-eared owl and loggerhead shrike.

Bald eagles, a former federally listed endangered species that has recovered and been de-listed, have historically utilized the refuge for hunting and roosting. The first known bald eagle nest on the refuge was built in 2009 with the first two refuge eaglets successfully hatched in 2010. The pair has returned to breed on the refuge every year since.

Pictured left the Hairy Woodpecker and on the right is the Red-shouldered Hawk.

Check out their e-Bird Tracker at the link below!  See how many and what types of birds were sighted each day. On April 26th alone, more than 60 species of birds were sighted there, including the Hairy Woodpecker and the Red-shouldered Hawk pictured above!
Heinz Refuge Daily Bird List

For those interested in guided tours of all kinds, visit Refuge Calendar of Events & Guided Tours

LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-3118 office
215-365-2846 fax
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Website


Fly Fishing at Ridley Creek State Park

I don't know where Lee Marvin went fishing, but in Delaware County you don't need to pay for the privilege - and you certainly don't need to be a movie star.  You just need a rod, reel and really good wading boots if you're hooked on fishing in the water!

But don't forget about the Gaiters...  
Not the ones with big teeth!  These are the neoprene anklets you put over the top of wading shoes to keep gravel from getting into them. 


Photo by Joe Zlomek of the Pottstown Post.  Read his 2016 article at Fly Fishing at Ridley Creek

RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK

Pictured right is a popular fishing hole at Ridley Creek State Park, just outside of Media.  It is stocked to the 'gills'  with trout and a few other fish, and provides excellent angling opportunities.  The portion of the creek from Sycamore Mills Dam to the mouth of Dismal Run is a catch & release, fly fishing only area.

NOTE: An ADA accessible fishing platform is on the paved, multi-use trail along Sycamore Mills Road Trail. Vehicle permits must be acquired at the park office.


Spring fishing at Newlin Grist Mill Park

NEWLIN GRIST MILL 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. Newlin Grist Mill and its surrounding 160 acre park has become a place for exploration of both history and the environment and is the perfect place to toss a line into their Pond or Stream.

Both pond and stream fishing are available starting on opening day of the Delaware County, Pennsylvania trout fishing season. Pond fishing remains open through October 31st, and stream fishing is open through December 31st (conditions permitting).

This is the one that DIDN'T get away!!!  
LINVILLA ORCHARDS
Named 2017 Best Easy Fishing by Philly Magazine! So grab your gear and take the family fishing at Orchard Lake, open from early spring to late fall. No fishing license required.
Orchard Lake was constructed to provide irrigation water for some of the farm’s many crops. However, creating a fishing destination was an equally important priority. Trout fishing opened for the first time in 2004 and has been a popular activity ever since Trout fishing continues until the water gets too warm in May when the action switches to Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappies, Bluegill and Catfish. Trout fishing resumes in the fall and continues through early November.

THE JOHN HEINZ NAT'L WILDLIFE REFUGE
Photos by John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Recreational fishing is a priority use of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and this refuge offers many locations! From their 145 acre impoundment to Darby Creek and the Rt. 420 Lagoons, look for carp, catfish, large-mouth bass, smaller pan fish and tiger musky. Plus they offer FREE POLE RENTALS!
NOTE: There are also many ADA access areas for fishing.
Click Here for Fishing Details

MORE DELCO FISHING SPOTS ARE LISTED BELOW, but we haven't verified them personally, so look them up online before you go or call a local sports shop like the Sporting Gentleman in Glen Mills.  It specializes in fishing gear and the staff is very knowledgeable about the best local fishing holes and fishing license details. 
Sporting Gentleman - 128 Glen Mills Rd - Glen Mills, PA 19342-1748 - (610) 565-6140

Baldwin Run 3.7 miles
Big Run 4.4 miles
Broomall Lake Dam 1.1 miles
Chester Creek 4.8 miles
Chrome Run 2.7 miles
Collen Brook 5 miles
Cotton Mill Dam 3.1 miles
Crum Creek 5 miles
Crum Creek Dam 1.7 miles
Crum Creek Reservoir 1.7 miles
Crum Run 2.6 miles
Darby Creek 5.1 miles
Dicks Run 1.9 miles
Dismal Run 2.8 miles
Dutton Run 4.1 miles
Eddystone Range 5 miles
Eddystone Range 5 miles
Geist Storage Dam 3.2 miles
Green Creek 4.7 miles
Hotland Run 2.3 miles
Hunter Run 4.2 miles
Lenni Dam 3.5 miles
Lenni Lake 3.5 miles
Lewis Run 3.4 miles
Little Crum Creek 4.2 miles
Llewellen Mill Dam 4.3 miles
McGooch Marine 3.6 miles
Mill Dam 1.5 miles
Minquas Run 0.7 miles
Mudpuppy Run 1 mile
Pine Ridge Run 1.6 miles
Preston Run 5 miles
Ridley Creek 4.6 miles
Ridley Park Lake 3.7 miles
Rockdale Dam 2.5 miles
Rocky Run 4 miles
Shepard Run 3.1 miles
Shipley Branch 4.7 miles
Spring Run 1.8 miles
Stony Creek 4.7 miles
Tagalong Run 4.5 miles
Thirteenth Avenue Lake 4.1 miles
Trout Run 2.4 miles
Vernon Run 0.9 miles
West Branch Chester Creek 3.1 miles
Whetstone Run 4.3 miles