Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to supporting the construction of the Trail.  Currently, the Friends focus on supporting volunteer efforts in expansion, maintenance and beautification of the Trail. To learn more about the Friends, please see our membership page.

Our Stewardship group has been very active on the trail and fosters enhanced knowledge of our environment through educational and volunteer programs such as instructional trail and birding walks educate on native plantings and species. Check out information and pictures about these stewardship programs along with new ways to volunteer. 


We invite you to join in the celebration of this unique and well-loved neighborhood pathway!

Name the Gator!

We need your help to name our new electric powered utility vehicle and also have a chance to win some great FOCHT swag! 


Our finalists have been selected - vote for your favorite name today!

Ways to Volunteer and Support the Cynwyd Trail

Volunteers working on a vegetation hillside

Community Service

The main mission of the Friends is to help maintain the trail itself. If you would like to support the local and regional trail system by committing to volunteering on the trail see the information for individuals and groups on our Volunteer pages.


Cynwyd Trail Extensions

The Cynwyd Heritage Trail may seem like a stand alone trail, but since the opening of the Manayunk bridge, it connects to numerous trails on the other side of the river. The trail also connects directly to Laurel Hill West Cemetery, Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd Playground and Cynwyd Station Park. 


And it doesn’t end there!  There are plans to eventually extend the trail from Cynwyd Station to City Ave, City Ave to the Mann Music Center, and down to the Schuylkill Riverfront via the Connelly tract. For more information email info@cynwydtrail.org


Committee and Board Opportunities

Our board is quite active and our committees are taking on more and more projects on and along the trail. We need help from non-board members to fill positions on our committees. The committees we have include Volunteer, Capital Projects, Communications, Membership & Development, Trail Maintenance and Stewardship. Please contact board chair Jim Mundy at jmundy@cynwydtrail.org to find out how you can help!