The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) works in collaboration with Kennett Trails Alliance and Kennett Township to complete the 12-mile planned loop trail, the Kennett Greenway – A Walkable Communities Project, f.k.a. the Red Clay Greenway.
Once completed, this ambitious trail project will connect TLC conserved lands with other trail networks, scenic roadways, and access points to and from the Kennett borough. The Greenway currently begins at the Pennock Ball Fields trail loop traveling south along the west branch of the Red Clay Creek where it crosses the Hillendale Road Bridge down to Chandler Mill Road. There is a small parking area and kiosk on South Street. Additional phases of the Greenway are in the works including connections into the Borough along South Street, north to Magnolia Place, and along Chandler Mill Road to the Chandler Mill Bridge. There are also several neighborhood trail spurs in the works and under discussion.
Once completed, the Kennett Greenway will help alleviate our dependence on vehicles, allow children the freedom to walk or ride their bikes to school and local ball fields, and provide runners, equestrians, and walkers a more extensive trail system to navigate. Since a good portion of the Greenway will be through or along TLC preserved lands, the public will also have more opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the lands that TLC has worked so diligently to preserve.
For more information about the Kennett Greenway, including volunteer opportunities, visit the Kennett Greenway website by clicking here. Explore existing recreational opportunities in the Kennett area here.