Chester County Trails Master Plan

Project Description

In 2022, Chester County was awarded a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Community Conservation Partnership Program to develop the Chester County Trails Master Plan. The Trails Master Plan will be an important planning resource for the County's active transportation network, and establish a county-wide vision for an interconnected, multi-use trail network. A multi-use (or shared-use) trail is typically 10'-15' wide and features a paved, accessible surface that facilitates non-motorized, bi-directional travel by pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.

The Master Plan will establish a framework for future trail development in Chester County; creating connections between different trail networks, providing more equitable trail access, and filling critical trail "gaps" in the trail network. In addition to mapping out the trail vision, the Master Plan will include information and resources on trail design, funding, and implementation to support trail development.

Public Survey

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation!

Trails Crowdsource Map

The Chester County Trails Crowdsource Map is available for your input. Use this tool to add features, such as potential trail destinations and connections, to Chester County's trail map. This information will be evaluated as part of the development of the Chester County Trails Master Plan. Access the map to provide your input.

Public Meetings

Public Meeting #1: Introduction

Our first public meeting was held March 14, 2023 at the East Whiteland Township Municipal Building. View the PowerPoint presentation.

Public Meeting #2

Public Meeting #2 was held May 9 at the West Whiteland Township Municipal Building. View the PowerPoint presentation.

CVT ArialProcess and Schedule

Fall/Winter 2022

Spring 2023

Trail Photo

Summer 2023

Fall/Winter 2023

For more information, please contact Steve Buck, CCPC's project manager for the study, at 610-344-6285 or