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A work in progress, the Red Clay Creek Trail currently extends along the east branch of the creek for which it is named in Kennett Square. The trail, which has a crushed-stone surface of varying quality, begins in Anson B. Nixon Park in the borough's northeast corner and winds south along the creek, which it crosses three times, first at the YMCA, then two more times on a pair of footbridges. A small gap currently exists at the active East Penn rail line, which can be bypassed by taking a branch path that connects to Cedar Street, then turning south on Broad Street and heading back east on Birch Street. The trail then resumes along the east bank of the creek and continues to Kennett Community Park on the south side of town.
The trail will eventually be extended farther south into Kennett Township and to the Delaware border. From there, users will have the option of either continuing farther south toward Wilmington and the East Coast Greenway, or turning back north along the Parrish Trail, which will loop back to the borough along the West Branch of Red Clay Creek. Long-range plans call for this loop to be connected to other trails in the Philadelphia metro area, forming part of The Circuit.
Parking is available at Anson B. Nixon park (100 Waterworks Dr.,Kennett Square)
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