2021: The Completion of a Rail Trail in the Keystone State

May 11, 2021

The final segment of a rail trail in Montgomery County in the Philadelphia metropolitan area was officially completed. This route — known as the Pennypack Trail — is located along the former alignment of the Fox Chase Line, a regional rail service of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The trail owes its name to Pennypack Creek, which is part of the route.

“I am thrilled the trail is finished, and I can’t wait to get out and ride my bike on the new section of the Pennypack,” said Ken Lawrence, Montgomery County commissioner, at the time of the completion of that final 0.7-mile (1.1-kilometer)-long section. This stretch of the Pennypack Trail runs north between Byberry Road in the borough of Bryn Athyn and County Line Road at Montgomery County’s border with Bucks County.

With the borough of Rockledge as its southern terminus, the Pennypack Trail covers a total of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites is responsible for the maintenance of this trail.

Photo Credit: Dough4872 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Pennypack Trail, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennypack_Trail

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