Valley Forge Park offers so much

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

When I chose to live in Chesterbrook last year I knew access to Valley Forge Park was a big reason why I chose this location. Easy access from my front door to walk in nature. I literally step out my door and start walking along Valley Creek. Almost every day this walk offers me something wonderful to be grateful for seeing.


Last night, as we were returning, I see something swimming in the creek, then realize it is a beaver. I have never seen a beaver other than at the zoo before and definitely not in this area. It was just swimming up the creek, past a fisherman, and then stopped for a little snack on some grasses by the creek. Made my evening.


Around the next bend were four young deer, who rather than running away stepped closer as if to say hello. I have seen Eagles, mink, foxes, turkey vultures and all the other usual suspects too.


This week I also saw a Blue Heron fishing the creek, watched over by a gaggle of ducks. So majestic to see him fly away when he got a little upset with me for trying to get just a little closer for a better photo.


All this right on my doorstep to enjoy and see and listen to as I walk. I breathe fresh air, see nature changing before my eyes day by day, as plants blossom and bloom then die down. Vally Forge has so much to offer, so many trails and paths. It has taken a battering recently with all the storms, but it will recover. And every day, there is a chance to see something wonderful.


What do you enjoy about where you live? Let me help you find the right home on or around the Main Line. Call Nick Vandekar, Selling The Main Line, with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543,, website

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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Comments (11)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for sharing your lovely walk in Valley Forge Park with us.  I enjoyed the photos and the descriptions.  Happy Thursday.  A

Jul 16, 2020 08:44 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - I just finished a post by Ron and Alexandra Seigel that fits your post perfectly.  You should check it out.  Though, I think you already have the perspectives down cold!  Nice job.

Jul 16, 2020 09:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nick,  I can remember in my earlier years going to Valley Forge a number of times.


Jul 16, 2020 09:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How cool is that, Nick? So glad you are enjoying the proximity to to Valley Forge Park... we see herons here from time to time even though we are not near water and they are amazing birds.

Jul 16, 2020 09:43 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Ron and Alexandra Seigel last night was stunning, I have never seen a beaver that close and so unconcerned.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® will head over now.

Will Hamm still there and so much to offer and enjoy.

It was extremely cool Nina Hollander and I love Herons.

Jul 16, 2020 11:18 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 There's a park a 15-minute drive from my house where, if you time it right, you can see beavers swimming home for the night any and every night you'd like. A couple of days ago, I went for a walk in a park I was exploring for the second time. It's on the Snohomish River, fairly big river. I look out on the water and right in the middle, broad daylight, is what I think's a beaver. A closer look with binoculars revealed a harbor seal. That was awesome. Park Ranger reassured me it wasn't lost. Several venture upriver routinely. Lauren

Jul 16, 2020 07:47 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Nick, for sharing your experience and your photographs.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 17, 2020 04:11 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - growing up in Bucks County I made many trips to Valley Forge Military Park.

Jul 17, 2020 09:17 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVO that would have been very cool to see. 

Roy Kelley I am, getting out, getting some fresh air and some exercise, six miles today.

Grant Schneider it is a wonderful place to hang out, with plenty of trails.

Jul 17, 2020 10:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - it appears you have found the ideal location for you in Chesterbrook Pennsylvania with its easy access to Valley Forge Park.  To say it is idyllic seems to be an understatement.  

Jul 18, 2020 05:17 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Michael Jacobs it does seem idyllic and I am renting right now, but tempted to ask my landlprd if he is willing to sell.

Jul 18, 2020 06:40 AM