Wednesday, August 3, 2016
“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon;
to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
~ Henry James
Colorful canoes and kayaks of vibrant hues line the shoreline, ready to glide on the waters of Hopewell Lake on a perfect summer afternoon at French Creek State Park, Elverson, Pennsylvania.
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.”