Date(s) - August 1, 2020
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Leo and Marty Kob have volunteered to lead a 90 minute drive through northern and central Chester County, on Saturday, August 1st. (Rain date is Sunday, August 2nd.) See details below and please email Mike Wolf to let us know a potential headcount. firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve got a 47-mile “bridge tour” starting at the Valley Forge Casino’s (not round-tower hotel) canopy entrance for valet parking. Please arrive by 10:30 for 11:00 a.m. departure in groups of 5 or 6 cars. There will be 14 bridges (five being classic covered wooden), plus three railroad underpasses) in north and central Chester County. The route heads from Valley Forge Nat’l Historic Park toward Phoenixville, swings west of Kimberton, through the historic art colony of Yellow Springs while crisscrossing French Creek. We then go southeast toward Downingtown and follow the Brandywine Creek, ending up north of Exton at a community park in West Whiteland Township for a BYO lunch and conversation. Driving time is about 90 minutes. We’ll pass over 50 farms dating back 100-200 years. Many are still working, and some barns have been converted into unique residences. Because many of these structures sit back quite far from the road, and the route is highly serpentined/hilly, the pace will be very leisurely.
As was the case with the recent “flash drive” you are encouraged to bring your Jaguar, but if the temperatures are extreme and you’d prefer to bring a modern car with A.C., you are welcome to do so. We don’t want to have any heatstroke victims and we don’t award medals!