The Southern Chester County Circuit Trail Feasibility Study seeks to identify a feasible alignment for the development of a continuous, off-road, multi-use trail to connect the boroughs and growth areas in southern Chester County to the Brandywine Trail and the Circuit — the Greater Philadelphia region's network of over 800 miles of existing and planned multi-use trails.

Draft CoverDraft Report

The draft report of the Southern Chester County Circuit Trail Feasibility Study is now available online and will be open for public comment through 4 pm on May 7, 2021. Please submit comments using the comment form at the bottom of this page, or email the project manager directly at

Project Description

This project was identified in Landscapes3, the County's comprehensive plan, which recommends creating a county-wide, interconnected trail network. Public input received throughout the Landscapes3 update process showed an interest in recreational trails in the southern part of the county, as well as a need for safe active transportation options, particularly for employees of southern Chester County's mushroom industry to commute to and from work. The project study area includes the municipalities along the US Route 1 corridor: Kennett Square, Avondale, West Grove, and Oxford boroughs, and Pennsbury, Kennett, New Garden, London Grove, Penn, Upper Oxford, Lower Oxford, East Marlborough, East Nottingham, and West Nottingham townships.

Project Area


Partial funding for this project comes from the Regional Trails Program, administered by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission with funding from the William Penn Foundation. The project kicked off in November 2019 and is expected to be complete by January 2021. For more information contact Rachael Griffith, CCPC's project manager for the study, at 610-344-6285 or

Public Input

The project team needs your input to help determine where this trail would be most valuable and where it could feasibly be built.

Virtual Public Meeting #2

The Chester County Planning Commission held the second virtual public meeting on October 22, 2020. View recording of the meeting.

Whether you could attend the meeting or not, we invite you to add your comments on the draft trail alignments, connector routes, and potential trail head locations using this interactive map. Comments will be accepted through 10/30.

Virtual Public Meeting #1

The Chester County Planning Commission held a virtual public meeting on July 14, 2020 to obtain feedback on potential trail alignments. An interactive map showing these potential trail alignments is linked below. Comments will be accepted through July 31, 2020.

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Have an idea about where the trail should go or what it should connect to? Leave us a comment with your thoughts in the box below.


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