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Nearby Attractions to Ridley Creek State Park

Information about Ridley Creek State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Ridley Creek State Park is near Media Borough, which is the county seat. Its motto is “Everybody’s Hometown,” showing the friendly welcome you can expect there. Newtown Square is also nearby and has five sites on the National Register of Historic Places from the 1700s and 1800s.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Ridley Creek State Park is close to several state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Fort Washington State Park

The 493-acre Fort Washington State Park is rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers.
Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the observation deck, and the park blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring.

Marsh Creek State Park

The 1,727-acre Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is a wonderful resource for fishing, sailing, and migrating waterfowl. Other recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and hunting.

Benjamin Rush State Park

Benjamin Rush State Park is located in the North-East Section of Philadelphia and is the only state park within the city boundary. The park provides visitors with an area to enjoy the natural beauty of open spaces along with the Pennsylvania woodlands, places for study, recreation, and the solace of gardening.

Opportunities for recreation include hiking, biking, radio-flying, and wildlife watching.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are numerous municipal parks and golf courses within a short drive of the park, providing additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Resources Council’s Environmental Living Center

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) provides information and educational programs about a wide variety of environmental issues. The PRC’s Environmental Living Center is located within the park.