Located in the Mid Atlantic region the seasons are of moderate temperature. Atlantic beaches are two hours by car. Major cities and the Chesapeake Bay offer a variety of weekend get-a-ways. The soil, a rocky remnant of glacial shale, supports one hundred foot oaks, maples, sycamore and many wild plant and tree varieties. The early Philadelphia Columbia railroad connected to canals, enhancing shipping capacities westward, leaving the Nineteenth Century Main Line scattered with mansions and estates of the early railroad barons.