In early 2020, Honey Brook and West Brandywine Townships received a Vision Partnership Program Grant from Chester County to study the feasibility of a 2.6 mile off-road, multi-use public trail along an abandoned rail line that extended between U.S. Route 322 and Icedale Road in Honey Brook and West Brandywine Townships. Portions of the abandoned rail line in Honey Brook Township had reverted back to private ownership, and portions were acquired by Chester County. The townships hired the Brandywine Conservancy as their consultant to lead them through the planning process.
West Brandywine Township holds a 25-year lease on a 50.7-acre tract, known as Icedale Meadows Preserve, which is owned by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and is located in both Honey Brook and West Brandywine Townships. The lease grants the Township permission to enhance public recreational access to the tract, provide environmental education, and design and develop improvements for public use. Honey Brook and West Brandywine Townships share a common vision for the multi-use Icedale Trail and the Icedale Meadows Preserve that will offer new passive recreational opportunities for residents in the region.