Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has several unincorporated communities. Once you’ve seen Concord and Middletown Township’s Glen Mills, you’ll find yourself agreeing that it might be better that way. Known for its first-class golf course and untouched gardens, Glen Mills is brimming with country casual hospitality and engaging attractions. Tourists can take in arts, antiques, history, or even horticulture—the choices are just endless. Glen Mills in Delaware County also has several major offices, making it the perfect destination for both business and leisure travelers.
· Glen Mills is still an unincorporated community. It was originally part of a land grant which was given in 1681 to William Penn, by whom the state was named after.
· The first settler of the community was George Cheyney. The name of the city was taken from the Wilcox family’s two paper mills. The mills were the source of the patented papers used for the United States government’s bonds and notes.
· The town experienced renewed growth after the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad arrived in 1858.
· Michael R. Horrocks was one of the pilots of the second plane that hit the World Trade Center. He was a resident of the village.
Best Hotel Accommodations
The Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford is an ideal place for those who want to be conveniently at the center of the charming small town. Guests can use the hotel’s free shuttle service to explore the city for leisure and business purposes. Shoppers will delight in the number of shopping districts in the city. There are plenty of other options in greater Philadelphia area. But if you’d want to immerse in the city’s unique beauty, take in Sweet Water Farms, a local bed and breakfast which has elegantly designed private cottages. Book your Glen Mills Hotels with Reservations.com.
Things to Do
Glen Mills’ natural beauty and rich colonial history can easily spark any traveler’s interest. The city has a number of parks best known for their untouched nature. There exist several places for picnics and hiking trails. Golf is a popular sport in the area. It can be best enjoyed in the Golf Course at Glen Mills, one of Bobby Weed’s award-winning endeavors. It was ranked in the United States as one of the top 10 places for golf, and is currently designated as Pennsylvania’s best golf course. The course also has a grill room and a club house. Tourists can also shop in the local Farmer’s Market, or enjoy sampling the produce at Pete’s.
Exploring the City
Careful organization of trips to Glen Mills makes the city’s public transportation thoroughly adequate—although it’s better to bring a car into the city. Both the Interstate 76 and 80 sweeps throughout the city.
Amtrak’s rail services crosses daily, which stops in similar smaller towns. The heritage railway of West Chester Railroad currently operates between West Chester and Glen Mills on weekends. Greyhound bus services also cover all of Pennsylvania’s small towns. The Septa Regional Rail also stops in Elwyn and Glen Mills Stations. The city is easily accessible by cab, and is just a few minutes away from the Philadelphia International Airport. The city is also known for its beautifully paved bike routes. Many active and competitive cyclists can be seen racing through daily