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Perkiomen Trail

A 20-mile multi-use path from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane

Perkiomen Trail

Walk, run or bike through the 20-mile Perkiomen Trail. Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Description

The Experience

Trace the route of the old Perkiomen Railroad from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane on a 19-mile trail that starts from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail, through the lush valley of the Perkiomen Creek to Green Lane Park, the county’s largest park.

Walk, run or bike, whatever your pleasure! But don’t be surprised to find yourself sharing this trail with people on horseback. The Perkiomen “greenway” links ten different municipalities, making connections to numerous parks, historic sites and open spaces along the scenic waterway.

Come Prepared

Most of the trail is a 10-foot wide cinder surface with grass shoulders. Dogs must be leashed.

Don’t Miss

The Philadelphia Folk Festival, held every fall on grounds that are right next to the trail outside of Schwenksville.

Outsider Tip

Take a quick side trip to Mill Grove, John James Audubon’s first American home, or Pennypacker Mills, Gov. Pennypacker’s home. The trail also runs through Collegeville and Schwenksville, which are great places to stop and eat.

Details

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