Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail (FOCHT) was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to supporting the construction of the Trail. Currently, the Friends focus on supporting the volunteer efforts in beautifying the park.

In the future, the group hopes to support the recreational and educational resources of the park and provide for trail amenities. The Friends are now in the United Way’s Donor’s Choice Program. If you want to donate to the Friends through United Way, we are donor organization #51240. You can still use PayPal, too, by clicking the “DONATE NOW”.

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Save the Date…The wait is over, it’s almost here!

The ribbon cutting for the Manayunk Bridge has been scheduled for Friday, October 30th at 11:00 a.m. More details will follow as we get closer to the date.

Upon completion of The Manayunk Bridge renovations, ribbon cutting ceremonies, The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail will Celebrate The Manayunk Bridge opening with Carnival themed entertainment & food for the entire family. Date and time to be announced in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned!

Manayunk Bridge Construction News From the front page of The Main Line Times

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The Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market is open for the 2015 season at its new location on The Cynwyd Heritage Trail!

Come shop for local and sustainably produced goods from area farmers and food artisans. You’ll find fruits and veggies; honey; breads, cookies, challah and other baked goods; humanely raised meats and pastured eggs; cheeses and award-winning pickles.

When: Thursdays, 2:30-6:30, May-November

Where: The Cynwyd Heritage Trail at Barmouth Trailhead

For more information, visit the market website at:
http://balacynwydfarmersmarket.weebly.com/

Thanks to all for coming out and making our 4th Annual Trail Trot and Family Fun Walk a success!

Click here to see George T. Manos Photos of The 4th Annual Trail Trot and festivities

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for their support of our 4th Annual Trail Trot and Family Fun Walk:

Valley Forge Fitness
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children
Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd
Cynwyd Club
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox
Sarah Bakes
Kessler Topaz Meltzer and Check
Narberth Beverage
Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms
Sidd’s Auto Repair

Cynwyd Heritage Trail Featured in Philadelphia Magazine!

Cynwyd Heritage TrailFor: An all-new view of the Schuylkill
With the anticipated opening of the Manayunk Bridge over the Schuylkill later this year, this two-mile stretch of side-by-side gravel and concrete pathways (for foot and wheel traffic) will become a scenic gateway between Manayunk and the Main Line. The trail runs northeast from Cynwyd Station past Bala Cynwyd Park (water fountains!), West Laurel Hill Cemetery, and pretty views of hillside Manayunk. Clear quarter-mile markers along the way make it perfect for tempo or speed workouts.

Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2015/04/12/running-trails-philadelphia/#5kO3xvf1Eo3uLpYE.99

Manayunk Bridge Groundbreaking Recap

Lots of dignitaries — Congressman Chaka Fattah, Senator Vince Hughes, State Rep. Pam Delissio, Montco Commissioners Leslie Richards, Josh Shapiro and Bruce Castor; Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor Mike DiBerardinis, DCNR Deputy Secretary Flood, SEPTA General Manager Joe Casey.

Lots of smiles – Lots of words about partnerships, colloborations, persistence and getting stuff done! We think Leslie Richards said it best….”This is the coolest project!”
A great day for the Circuit. Click here to learn more

FOCHT Video

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to supporting the construction of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Currently, the Friends focus on supporting the volunteer efforts in beautifying the park. To learn more about the Friends, please see our Membership brochure.

Video created by Joel Tomar Levin