Perkiomen Trail, Collegeville

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The Perkiomen Trail is a 19mi multi-use rail trail along the Perkiomen Creek in Pennsylvania.It begins at the junction with the Schuylkill River Trail near the mouth of the Perkiomen and Valley Forge National Historical Park and ends in Green Lane Park. It follows the Perkiomen and connects Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, Central Perkiomen Valley Park, and Green Lane Park. The trail is mostly gravel, with some sections being paved.The now-defunct Perkiomen Valley corridor of the Reading Railroad was purchased by Montgomery County in 1978, and the trail mostly follows the former railroad bed. It was completed in 2003.It passes through ten municipalities (from south to north): Oaks, Arcola, Yerkes, Collegeville, Rahns, Graterford, Schwenksville, Spring Mount, Upper Salford, and Green Lane.The Natural Lands Trust and the Montgomery County Lands Trust have spent over $7 million to establish an easement to ensure that this trail remains an open space in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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  • The trail is great for walking, running or biking for as long as you like. It's safe and pretty even for a " trail". If biking wear a helmet just in case. Lots of nice people hit this trail so it's a ...  more »
  • I grew up along where part of the tail is now. It's nice, peaceful, and beautiful. A safe place to get out and enjoy the weather in all the seasons. Lots of shade. Long trail that goes for many miles....  more »
  • Many sections of the trail make you feel like you are in a remote place with tranquility and peace. It is great for walking, running and bicycling!  more »
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