Norristown Farm Park

Norristown, Pennsylvania 19488

Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park Professional Guide

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"There was a time when to stroll around a farm in southeastern Pennsylvania, passing fields of growing crops while seeing all kinds of wildlife, would have been a common thing. No, seriously. It’s OK if that seems hard to believe. After all, that time was long, long ago.

This area of the state—home to Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth-largest city, and plenty of suburban sprawl—is densely populated and heavily developed. Agricultural fields have been replaced with housing plans, shopping centers, businesses, and more. That’s just the reality."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lori Litchman
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"Norristown Farm Park is a unique place, with an active farm that has been working continuously since the founding of the nation. Hike through these historic farmlands on a paved, easy trail. You’ll also see some historic buildings along the way, including silos. The oldest building on the property is from 1764! Picnic areas and benches along the trail provide nice spots to stop and overlook Kepner Creek. If you feel like exploring, check out the nature trails and open recreational area off to the right. The area surrounding the park is an active working farm, so be mindful of staying on the trails while visiting." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5-2 hours
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown 19403; (610) 270-0215;
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Dec 2018