Sunday, August 03, 2008

Getting to the Philadelphia Folk Festival By Bike

Ah, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the weekend of the 15th to 17th of August. Alas it's not in Philadelphia. It's 38 bicycle miles away just north of Schwenksville at the Old Poole Farm. No public transportation, so PhillyCarShare and Zipcar will be the choice for many Center City residents on a day trip. But you can get there easily by bike

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Overview of the Folk Festival Site, the blue line is the Perkiomen Trail

The basic directions are easy take the Schuylkill River trail to the Perkiomen Trail and the festival is on your right. The water gate is right on the trail, but you will probably need to check in and park your bike at the main gate which is less than a mile off the trail.

You can shorten your trip via SEPTA, the Route 93 bus stops 8 miles down the trail in Collegeville at 3rd and Main (see below). Regional Rail R6 and the Route 100 High Speed Line are 21 miles down the trail at the Norristown Transportation Center.


E 3rd Ave/E Main St, Collegeville 19426

Time:09:00 AM


Anonymous said...

Has anybody tried this? I've never been there, but from the maps they have at it looks like it isn't the Perkiomen trail, but a side trail to Evansburg that goes past the Folk Fest site.