Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer Passage ...

“Summertime is always the best
                                      of what might be.”
                       ~ Charles Bowden
                               ~ journalist
                                  ~ 1945-2014

A verdant trail at French Creek State Park, Elverson, Pennsylvania looks like a passage to summer on a gorgeous July evening, a gateway to the beauty of my most favorite of seasons.

The 7,526 acre park straddles northern Chester County and southern Berks County along French Creek and is located in the Hopewell Big Woods.

Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek State Park offers two lakes – Hopewell and Scotts Run – extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance.

French Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of State Parks as one of “25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks.”