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Hike Through History at ChesLen Preserve (Exclusive to Meetup'ers!)

Did you know that Natural Lands Trust's 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve is the largest, publicly accessible, private preserve in Chester County?

I bet you didn't know its rich history, including:
- Ties to Mason and Dixon's 18th-century survey to establish the PA-MD boundary
- Remnants of the Chester County Poorhouse, including its Potter's Field graveyard
- A link to "Indian Hannah," the last Native American in Chester County, who made her home in the region until her death in 1802
- Once home to the famous Texas-based King Ranch
- Most recently, a gift to NLT from local philanthropist Gerry Lenfest


We'll take a history hike around the preserve, stopping occasionally, during this two-hour ramble. We'll also take a moment to talk about the BRAND NEW Lenfest Center, which will be the hub for the preserve's stewardship work.

To learn more about ChesLen, go to: http://www.natlands.org/preserves-to-visit/list-of-preserves/cheslen-preserve/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, out of town.

    April 26, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Hi, everyone... I'm looking forward to our hike on Sunday and the weather should be GORGEOUS. Please wear good hiking shoes as the trails are not paved. Please also bring water, if you'd like. Dogs are welcome if they are on-leash and you will pick up after them.

    We'll meet in the main parking lot by the brand new Lenfest Center, 1199 Cannery Road, Unionville, PA 19348. See you then!

    April 26, 2013

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  • Kirsten
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  • Meg
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