Trails of Springton Manor Farm
Indian Run Trail circles the entire park, meandering through forested canopy and along the banks of the Indian Run Creek. It traverses the park’s southern ridge to offer panoramic views of Springton facing north from the observation deck. The terrain varies from steep slope to level ground, and from grass pathway to forested floor and hard-packed stream bank. Other surfaces are wood-chipped or gravel.
Penn Oak Nature Trail - 0.28 Miles Penn Oak Nature Trail encompasses several stations allowing visitors to study wildlife and habitat up close.
Cottage Trail - 0.66 Miles Cottage Trail links with Indian Run, Maple Lane and McIlvaine Trails, and the farm complex. Its named after the Rose Cottage, a stone building used by tenant farmers and believed to be one of the firstt farm buildings constructed on the site. The terrain is rolling and steep in some places, and surface conditions vary from stone gravel, grass and wood chips. Ideal for equestrian use and in linking other trails.
Maple Lane Trail - 0.76 Miles Maple Lane Trail follows the old roadway used by the Springton Manor Farm families of the 1800’s. Starting in the farm complex, it runs south between old sugar maple trees, past the orchard and loops around the meadow, linking to Park Road and McIlvaine Trail. In most areas, it is accessible for disabled visitors. The trail can also be accessed from the Manor House parking area.
Bartol Trail - 0.82 Miles Bartol Trail, an ideal trail for increasing trail distance, follows an old roadbed through a forested canopy along the park’s southern boundary. It is wood-chipped and level, and can be accessed from Springton Road and Indian Run Trail.
Atlee Trail - 0.19 Miles Atlee Trail loops around a small grain plot and links Indian Run Trail with the farm pond and picnic area. It passes a line of spruce trees, commonly planted as wind-breaks for land conservation and crop protection from the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s.