Saturday, December 02, 2006

Springfield Township (Montgomery) Approves Trail

Springfield Township (Montgomery) Approves Trail

By a narrow 4 to 3 margin Springfield Township Board of Supervisors approved the Flourtown Connector Trail. An alternate route to the Wissackon trail that will connect the Forbidden Drive path in Wissahickon Park to Fort Washington State Park.

The Flourtown Connector will begin as a path along West Wissahickon Avenue until it reaches the residential core of Flourtown where there will be sidewalk improvements for pedestrians and share the road signs for cyclists. It will then cross Bethlehem Pike, hook through a township park, cross Bethlehem Pike again and will access the Wissahickon Creek over a new footbridge onto the recently regraded Wissahickon Trail (packed gravel surface).

Eventually the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail will be completed along the beautiful Erdenheim Farm property along Stenton Avenue. The farm and the adjacent country club offer one the last rural vistas in lower Montgomery County.

For more details go to the Wissahickon Trail website.