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Norristown Farm Park Trails

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 6 miles
County: Montgomery

Trail Description

One of the most unique parks in the Pennsylvania state park system, Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. The 690-acre park is home to 71 species of wildlife, fish, reptiles and amphibians; 173 species of birds; 89 species of trees; and 216 species of wildflowers. Here you will find hiking trails, a trout nursery, picnic areas, separate forest areas of mixed oak and other deciduous trees, flood plain, old farm fields, working fields, wetlands and two streams. There are 15 historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764. Most trails are paved and used for walking, rollerblading and bicycling. NOTICE: There are no park roads or trails open to equestrian use. All paved trails can be accessed by wheelchairs. Some trails have hills that could impact wheelchair use. Check the contours on the map to determine changes in elevation and your ability to maneuver these grades. Several rustic nature trails are available for the adventuresome. CAUTION: Any of the roads and trails could potentially be used by either park vehicles or farm equipment. Users will need to pay attention to other users of the roads and trails. Public motor vehicles are restricted to the Upper Farm Road for access to the picnic pavilions and parking lots. The paved trails are open to bicyclists and rollerbladers. Please use caution as you share the trail with pedestrians, and obey all posted speed limits. Just outside the park office is The Millennium Grove, one of two sites in Pennsylvania selected by the American Forest Foundation and the White House Millennium Council to promote the planting of historic tree groves in each state. These trees have been propagated to continue the lineage of trees touched by important figures in our nation’s history. The Millennium Grove is a national program sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture, American Society of Landscape Architects, White House Millennium Council, and the American Forest Foundation. Th

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Difficulty: Easy Length: 6 miles
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