Friday, October 07, 2011

Cynwyd Trail and Chesco's Schuylkill River Trail Ribbon Cuttings

Two new regional trail segments will open in late October. The public is encouraged and invited to attend!

Cynwyd Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting & Fall Fest
When: Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Where: 154 E. Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA (map)

Cynwyd Heritage Trail map

The Cynwyd Heritage Trail runs from the Cynwyd rail station northeast between West Laurel Cemetery and Westminster Cemetery, terminating where Belmont Avenue meets Rock Hill Rd. The Manayunk Bridge extension will eventually connect this trail to the Schuylkill River Trail.

The community is invited to enjoy a host of fun activities, in addition to the multi-faceted Trail. Entertainment will be provided by Philadelphia radio host Dan Reed who will provide a “Trail Mix” of music. In addition to music, there will be pumpkins, savenger hunts, face painting, giveaways, food and excitement for the entire community. The Main Line Art Center’s new Art Mobile will be on hand to provide arts and crafts fun for the younger set, and of course, the Friends of the Cynwyd Trail will play a prominent role, providing walking tours (and signing up new members!)

Schuylkill River Trail (Phase 1) in Chester County
Official opening
When: Tuesday, October 25th at 1:00 pm
Where: adjacent to the Riversedge Shopping Center in the Borough of Spring City. (map)

The Schuylkill River Trail (Phase 1) runs from Parker's Ford, PA south, following the Schuylkill River to the edge of Phoenixville, PA. Half of this segment (between Bridge Street and the Cromby trailhead on Township Line Road) opened in April 2011. The newest section to open is between Parker's Ford and Bridge Street in Spring City. Three SRT segments are being planned for and built by Chester County.