Norristown Farm Park is a significant part of local Pennsylvania history, containing farms that have been in continuous use since the Colonial era. Its diverse array of wildlife is second to none in the state, including of 71 distinct species of wildlife, fish, and amphibians.
While no hiking trails exist here at the park, there are over eight miles of walking trails available for guests to enjoy. These trails are paved and rarely go uphill, so visitors of all abilities will be able to enjoy the bits of nature tucked away in Norristown Farm Park.
The Interpretive Nature Trail was purposefully lined with historical tree species by the American Forest Foundation in 1992, which makes it a great sightseeing spot. You can see rare breeds like Minuteman Red Maple, Ft. Atkinson Black Locust, and Trail of Tears Redbud to name a few.
Also of note is that every path inside of this network is ADA accessible, so the less abled can wander to their heart's delight! If you're visiting Norristown Farm Park with a canine, be sure to pick up any waste they might leave behind as you walk these paths while keeping them on a 6-foot leash or shorter.
If you're more of the fishing type, you can spend some time at Farm Pond, as well as the two different creeks contained within Norristown Farm Park. These are all regularly stocked with trout and are free to fish in as long as you've obtained a permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Trout stamps are also required. Canines are free to roam here, provided they don't bother other guests and stay on a leash. During the colder months, visitors can enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, as well as snowshoeing anywhere inside of the park. No equipment rental exists here, so make sure you bring all of your equipment if you're going to make a wintertime visit.