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Third Annual Cresheim Trail Walk

Saturday, December 14th, you are invited to join other trail enthusiasts for the 3rd Annual Cresheim Trail Walk.  Please meet at 10 AM at the Springfield Library rear parking lot and then set off to explore the Montgomery County portion of the proposed Cresheim trail in vehicles and on foot. We will stop at key points where the proposed Cresheim Trail crosses roads to get a sense of the full scope of the proposed trail.

You will come away with a better understanding of the potential of the Cresheim Trail. We will wrap up our ramble at 1 PM and encourage participants to join us at the Trolley Car Diner for lunch. For more information call Susan Dannenberg at 215-715-9159 or Charlie Karl at 215-233-2090. 

Cresheim Trail Update

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The Cresheim Trail is a proposed 8-mile trail that starts in Philadelphia and continues into Montgomery County, connecting the Wissahickon trails to Fort Washington State Park and the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail.

The Friends of the Cresheim Trail (FoCT) have recently opened a natural surface one-mile loop trail within Fairmount Park, with the generous support of Friends of the Wissahickon, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Chestnut Hill Rotary Club, Chestnut Hill Meeting, Wissahickon East Project and many friends and neighbors in the community This portion of the Cresheim Trail begins where Lincoln Drive terminates into Allens Lane in Mt. Airy.

Many nearby neighbors walk there every day with their canine companions. Mountain bikers find the new segment of the Cresheim Trail to be one of the sweetest little runs in the Wissahickon Valley. Steve Taylor, a avid cyclist, recently headed out to try the Cresheim Trail on his new cyclo-cross bike and had this to say, “It’s a great trail for experts and beginners alike. There are plenty of twists, turns and logs to keep the expert excited, yet, because there are few rocks, the trail also offers the beginner a ideal introduction to off-road riding.”

FoCT doesn’t plan to stop there. FoCT is currently in negotiations with PECO Energy and the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to gain access to an abandoned railroad right-of-way (owned by PECO Energy) so that the trail can continue north across Germantown Avenue to Stenton Avenue. From Stenton Avenue the proposed Cresheim Trail continues into Montgomery County through Springfield and Cheltenham Townships to connect with Ft. Washington State Park and the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail.

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