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”.
Everyone is welcome to attend
The Friends of The Cynwyd Heritage Trail Board Meetings
The FOCHT Board Meetings are the second Monday of every month, (except August), at 6:45 PM in The Bringhurst Funeral Home building at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Enter the Cemetery from Belmont Avenue across from the Bala Cynwyd Playground through the main gate and follow the signs to Bringhurst Funeral Home, which is a short distance from the entrance on your left.
Please try to be on time as West Laurel Hill Cemetery holds the gates open for us to enter before and after every meeting.
CELEBRATE!! Group Ride Celebration
Sunday, November 8, 9:30 AM At the Cynwyd Train Station
Come out and join the Friends of the Cynwyd Trail and Main Line Cycles for a celebratory group ride!
ALL SKILL LEVELS
We will be leaving Cynwyd Station as a group and riding across the Manayunk Bridge as a group.
Destinations include Valley Forge Park (16 mi), Outbound Station Conshohocken(8 mi), or Manayunk.
Ride at your pace, your distance and have fun with people of your skill level. We will organize into 2-3 skill level groups starting at 9:30.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Manayunk Bridge Opening News from the Main Line Times:
The Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market is still open for the 2015 season at its new location on The Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Please note new hours!
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, 1:30-5:30, May-November
Where: The Cynwyd Heritage Trail at Barmouth Trailhead
For more information, visit the market website at:
Thanks to all for coming out and making our 4th Annual Trail Trot and Family Fun Walk a success!
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
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox
Kessler Topaz Meltzer and Check
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.
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
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