Ridley Creek State Park Professional Review and Guide
"This park is just 16 miles from downtown Philadelphia in Delaware County, but when you explore the colonial setting here, it feels like you’re in another country. On this easy 4.3-mile loop hike, you have a chance to visit a circa 1700 Quaker farm, complete with period-dressed interpreters and farm animals. There’s also the Tyler Arboretum, home to more than 1,000 varieties of native and exotic trees and shrubs. This hike is great for seniors and children.
Visitors to Ridley Creek State Park will be pleased to learn that aside from everything else you’d expect to find in a state park, this park has a fully restored eighteenth-century farm. The village buildings are gone now or used as private residences, but the area that was the hub of activity, now known as Sycamore Mills, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hikers or bicyclists can get on the paved multiuse trail and make their way to this site. The multiuse trail runs for 5 miles and essentially makes a loop around the center of the park."