With a level pathway and interpretive signage, the Cynwyd Heritage Trail offers a quiet place to escape from the hustle of the city. Walk along the tree-lined rail trail from Cynwyd Station toward the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Bridge. Learn about the industrial heritage and railroad history as you travel along the path. This route has two parallel components. One lane is paved, and the other one has crushed stone and compressed dirt.
There's limited parking available at the trailhead by the Trail's End Cafe at Cynwyd Station. From here, the path follows old railroad tracks and heads behind some residential areas toward Bala Cynwyd Park. Shortly after the park, you'll pass the decommissioned Barmouth train station. As you continue, the trail passes between Westminster and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. Enjoy the solitude of the area as you walk by Vine Creek in this greenway. You'll find some former mill sites here. Soon, the route curves and opens to offer scenic views of the Philadelphia Hills across the Schuylkill River. At this point, you can cross the water on the Manayunk Bridge or continue along the edge of Westminster Cemetery to the trail's end at Rock Hill Road and Belmont Avenue.
This is a pawesome place to bring your pooch. Lower Marion Township requires you to keep them on a leash up to eight feet long and to stay on the trail. Carry bags so that you can immediately clean up their waste.
Take some time to enjoy fresh air and green space with your special pal by hiking the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. This furrific linear park takes you past some historical landmarks. Take time to admire the river and views of the city. There are benches along the way where you can rest and soak in the natural beauty of the area. From here, you can also join the Schuylkill River Trail to continue your outing.