The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a 350-acre linear park and rail-to-trail comprised of public, private, and institutional lands that will offer recreational, economic, community-building and educational opportunities to Lower Merion Township and the region. The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is part of a Township-wide goal to expand and connect open space, as well as to connect communities to one another and to their industrial and cultural heritage. The development of the trail itself bolsters civic participation and community-building, and serves as a wise investment for the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the area for generations to come. The trail is heralded by community members and municipalities alike as a landmark project with the potential to be a pivotal link in the Philadelphia trail network. It is also recognized as a true collaborative effort, with project partners including Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Streets Department, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Manayunk Development Corporation, Lower Merion Township, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and SEPTA.