places to run

PERKIOMEN TRAIL (right next to the Collegeville store!)

The 20-mile Perkiomen Trail follows the route of the Perkiomen Creek from Oaks to Green Lane Borough. It connects to the Schuylkill River Trail and the Audubon Loop.

This trail connects many public parks and historic sites, among them Lower Perkiomen Valley ParkCentral Perkiomen Valley ParkGreen Lane ParkJohn James Audubon Center at Mill GrovePennypacker Mills, and the local Skippack Township trail that continues to Evansburg State Park. The trail passes through the historic villages and towns of Arcola, Collegeville, Schwenksville, Spring Mount, and Green Lane, offering many town services for trail visitors. Website

(right behind the Berwyn store!)

The Chester Valley Trail is located on the old roadbed of the Chester Valley Railroad, a branch of the Reading Railroad. The fully-accessible trail is paved 10-12 feet wide in an approximately 66-foot wide right-of-way. Crosswalks will be provided at street crossings with bollards to slow trail traffic before the crossings and to restrict access by motorized vehicles. Website

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The Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County is an 18-mile, multi-use trail that runs from Philadelphia to Mont Clare. It was built on the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way and parallels the scenic Schuylkill River as it passes through various townships and boroughs. Website


Valley Forge National Historical Park contains 28 miles of authorized trail that are popular for running, hiking, biking and horseback riding. The 6.6 mile Joseph Plumb Martin Trail connects the key historic and interpretive sites. The Horseshoe Trail begins near Washington’s Headquarters and runs to the Appalachian Trail. Other hiking trails include such footpaths as the relatively flat River and Valley Creek trails, and the hilly trails on Mount Joy and Mount Misery. Website