The Outdoor Enthusiast


We love our small town of Honey Brook – but it’s just that, a small town. Thankfully you don’t have to go very far to encounter a lot more options. There are outdoor activities as close as ten minutes from the town, and large parks and lakes less then half an hour from the town. The parks, rivers and lakes offer a large array of activities for anyone who loves the outdoors. From hiking, to kayaking, to canoeing, to a simple picnic, you don’t have to go very far. Perfect for the solo outdoor enthusiast ready to stay in our Boho Private Attic Apartment Airbnb or the family looking to spend some more time in the fresh air in our Ode to the 70s Airbnb. – you can find it all just beyond Honey Brook.

French Creek State Park

Spanning over 7,500 acres, this expansive park offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Less then a 25 min. drive from Honey Brook, hiking enthusiasts will find themselves immersed in a network of scenic trails that wind through lush forests, streams, and meadows, providing ample opportunities to explore the park’s natural wonders and encounter its resident wildlife.

“We enjoyed hiking in this park very much! The many trails interconnect well and the blazing is fairly good.”

A happy hiker from French Creek State Park

For those drawn to the water, the park boasts two pristine lakes—Hopewell and Scotts Run—where visitors can swim, fish, paddle, and soak up the sun on sandy beaches. The water is filled with an abundance of bass, trout, and panfish. Boaters and kayakers can leisurely cruise along the shores, taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them. With its stunning landscapes and abundant recreational opportunities the park is a true outdoor paradise that promises unforgettable adventures for all who seek to connect with nature.

Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve

Spanning over 900 acres, this pristine wilderness offers visitors a tranquil retreat into the heart of nature. As a designated nature preserve, Welsh Mountain is dedicated to the conservation and protection of its natural resources, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate the importance of preserving wild spaces for future generations. The preserve’s rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems serve as valuable educational resources, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the region’s flowers and plants and the importance of environmental stewardship. With its commitment to conservation, it is not only a sanctuary for wildlife but it’s a great place for you to find some solo hiking or for your family to explore the woods.

Money Rocks Park

Money Rocks Park is much smaller than the larger parks listed above, however it is located in the large Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve, and it remains a favorite of our own family. It’s only a ten minute drive from Honey Brook – and Chris often takes the boys for a hike in the Park Sunday afternoons. This 364-acre park offers a rugged landscape characterized by rocky outcroppings, dense woodlands, and meandering trails that wind through its picturesque terrain. Some of the trails even lead to large overlooks showcasing the farmland that Lancaster County is known for. And who knows, maybe my boys and I will meet you along the trails.

Hibernia County Park

Spread across 900 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and meadows, this expansive park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The park is only a fifteen minute drive from Honey Brook, offering a delightful retreat for families who cherish the great outdoors. Families can embark on scenic hikes along well-maintained trails, immersing themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds them while spotting native wildlife and discovering hidden treasures along the way.

“This is a very nice park to walk in to get needed exercise. You can camp at this park. The pure area of nature is very refreshing… They have programs year round for your enjoyment. I you wish to have a relaxing day go to Hibernia Park and just enjoy!!”

A happy camper from Hibernia County Park

Chambers Lake

At the heart of Hibernia County Park lies Chambers Lake, where families can enjoy a variety water-based activities. Whether it’s fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or simply a picnic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With its idyllic landscapes, abundant recreational opportunities, and peaceful ambiance, Hibernia County Park offers the perfect setting for families to create cherished memories and forge deeper connections with nature.

Marsh Creek

Do not be fooled by the name, the large body of water is much more than a creek. Marsh Creek is a reservoir within Chester County, Pa, and only a 25 minute drive from Honey Brook. Fed by the waters of Marsh Creek, this picturesque lake spans over 500 acres, offering a tranquil escape for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. It is a haven for water-based activities such as fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. Families can enjoy picnics on the sandy beaches and leisurely hikes along the surrounding trails. With its stunning natural beauty and abundance of recreational opportunities, it provides a peaceful retreat where visitors can unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors.

Brandywine River & Northbrook Canoe

We love taking an afternoon and going canoeing as a family down the Brandywine River. It’s a great activity for our family on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon. And along the banks there’s also Northbrook Canoe, only a half hour drive from Honey Brook, which offers a lot of outdoor activities for families of any ages. As one of the premier outfitters in the region, it provides everything needed for a memorable journey down the Brandywine River, from kayak and canoe rentals to guided tours and shuttle services. Families can embark on a leisurely paddle down the gentle currents. With its idyllic setting, top-notch equipment, and knowledgeable staff, Northbrook Outfitters invites families to embark on a river adventure they’ll cherish for years to come.


Honey Brook town may not be located in the mountains or next to a lake, but thanks to the beautiful lush mountains, creeks and lakes nearby, it can be a perfect place to stay for any outdoor enthusiast. If it’s a solo trip or a gateway for you as a couple we highly recommend staying in our Boho Private Attic Apartment Airbnb or if you’re trying to escape to for a weekend with your family or friends, stay in our Ode to the 70s Airbnb. We’d love to host you for your stay!


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