Union Meadows East & West
Union Meadows Park consists of a 1.6 mile walking trail, vernal pond and river trails, youth baseball and multi-use fields, boat ramp, pavilion, playground and natural areas. It is located off of East Main Street/Route 724. Union Township also has a Schuylkill River trail head located at our Union Meadows East Park. The trail runs throughout the Township paralleling Route 724 once it crosses over the Schuylkill River. The Hopewell Big Wood Horse-Shoe Trail runs from the Schuylkill River Trail and ends at Crusher Road.
UT Recreation Area Overhead View
Links of interest
Hopewell Big Woods Horse-Shoe Trail
Union Meadows Park East Bird List Checklist
French Creek State Park
Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United States of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City. The forests, lakes, wetlands, and fields are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp, and bike.
Those same habitats are homes to many animals and plants that are rare in this corner of the commonwealth. French Creek State Park is an Important Bird Area and Important Mammal Area as designated by the National Audubon Society and also has Pine Swamp, a State Park Natural Area.
Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.