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Walking at Norristown Farm Park

8 miles of trails

Most trails are paved and used for walking, rollerblading, and bicycling.

NOTICE: There are no park roads or trails open to equestrian use.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. 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.

Interpretive Nature Trail

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
  • American Forest Foundation

The groves are part of Millennium Green, the White House Millennium Council’s project which encourages people and businesses to plant and adopt trees, establish gardens, or care for a special natural resource treasure in honor of the new millennium.

The American Forest Foundation provided the initial 100 seedlings to SmithKline Beecham for donation to the Millennium Grove project at the park.

These seedlings are from 21 parent trees of historic significance, including: 

  • Johnny Appleseed Apple Tree
  • Hermitage Tulip Poplar
  • Trail of Tears Redbud
  • Minuteman Red Maple
  • John F. Kennedy Post Oak
  • Charter White Oak
  • Mark Twain Cave Bur Oak
  • Abraham Lincoln White Oak
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Redbud
  • Ft. Atkinson Black Locust
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash
  • Frederick Douglass White Oak