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Bryn Coed Celebration
Bryn Coed Preserve | Sun, May 05, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
This event takes place rain or shine. Limited parking will be available at the Bryn Coed parking area, 1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs, PA.This is an open house-style event with activities being offered throughout the afternoon – vendors and tables will be under tent. Hot air balloon rides and activities are weather dependent.
Sample all that makes Bryn Coed so special—miles of trails, unparalleled views, a champion white oak, a nesting pair of Bald Eagles—and build-your-own picnic from Chester Springs’ purveyors of fine food, drink, and local products. Local vendors will share produce, flowers, crafts, and artisanal goods.
Celebrate with friends and neighbors who helped to save Bryn Coed or explore Natural Lands’ newest preserve for the first time. Bonus for Bryn Coed supporters and Natural Lands’ members: a tethered hot air balloon to appreciate all that you’ve helped save! The afternoon will feature guided hikes, family activities, plein air artists, and a farmers’ market to sample the treats of Chester Springs.
Participating vendors include:
Kimberton Whole Foods
Baba’s Brew Kombucha
Yellow Springs Farm
Birchrun Hills Farm
Cara Graver of the Cob Studio
Silkie’s Alpaca Farm
East Branch Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
In 2017, Natural Lands acquired a 1,505-acre mosaic of forest and farmland known as Bryn Coed—which means “wooded hill” in Welsh. In doing so, we saved one of the largest remaining unprotected swaths of land in the greater Philadelphia region from becoming a housing development.
The preserve includes a Pennsylvania Champion white oak, the headwaters of the Pickering Creek, and several Bald Eagle nesting spots. Miles of hiking trails meander past 19th century stone farmhouses, historical ruins, and other remnants of the land’s agricultural past.
Please note: a portion of the trails traverse private property. Please respect the owners’ privacy and stay on the trails.
This event takes place rain or shine. Parking will be available at the Bryn Coed parking area, 1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs, PA.
- Come ready to shop. Our Chester Springs-area market will feature food and drink, plus crafts, flowers and plants galore.
- Dress for the weather—we recommend sturdy shoes and outdoor attire for walking on hiking trails
- Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome
- Picnic boxes are available for purchase, or you can bring your own.
Event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
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