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Pennsylvania whitewater, Brandywine Creek - West Branch

Chester county, Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     6.6 miles
  The Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville section of Brandywine Creek - West Branch in Chester County is 6.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. The natural beauty of Chester County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're coming from Reading it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. There are so many
    stretches to paddle in this river system, the Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville stretch is just one of many. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Pennsylvania you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable,
so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick. The campgrounds here at Brandywine Creek - West Branch are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Brandywine Creek - West Branch you will meet lots of folks from nearby Modena, and you can have a pleasant hiking adventure along the Lenade Trail. While you're here at Brandywine Creek - West Branch you can take a hike along the Buzzard Trail. Brandywine Creek - West Branch gets much water. May is the wettest month with most rain, and February is when it's the driest. High temperatures at Brandywine Creek - West Branch through the months of summer are in the 80's, and the nighttime is quite colder of course, typically in the 60's.

Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Brandywine Creek - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Mortonville to Lenape)
Buck Run, Chester County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Doe Run Church Road to Brandywine Confluence)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - East Branch, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842)
Brandywine Creek, Chester County, 10 miles away
      Class I - 11 miles long (Lenape Pennsylvania to Thompson Bridge Road Delaware)
Red Clay Creek, New Castle County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41)
French Creek, Chester County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Route 100 to French Creek Road)
Big Elk Creek, Cecil County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 341 to Elkton)
 Ski Areas Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville, Coatesville , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennett Square Brandywine Valley, Kennett Square , 10 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square, Kennett Square , 10 miles away
Waynebrook Inn EST 1865, Honey Brook , 10 miles away
HGI Exton West Chester, Exton , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Hibernia County Park - Lake Camp Ground, Brandamore, 4 miles away
Koa Philadelphia Westchester, Coatesville, 5 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Coatesville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Lenade Trail, Berks , 13 miles away
Buzzard Trail, Chester , 13 miles away
Horseshoe Trail, Lancaster , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 44 miles away
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Newport - NJ , 58 miles away
Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware , 18 miles away
Lums Pond State Park, Delaware , 22 miles away
Bellevue State Park, Delaware , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Ingelside Golf Club, Thorndale , 3 miles away
Ingleside Golf Club, Coatesville , 3 miles away
Coatesville Country Club, Coatesville , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch
Robert G Struble Lake, Chester , 8 miles away
Birdsboro Reservoir, Berks , 14 miles away
Milltown Reservoir, Chester , 18 miles away

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