About Us

Our History

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was formed as a nonprofit organization in the fall of 2008. We help ensure that the Lower Merion community’s vision of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail is fulfilled. We are managed by a team of Board of Directors with help from our partners and sponsors. 

Our board meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Monday every other month at 7:00pm at the Bringhurst Funeral Home in Laurel Hill West Cemetery (enter from Belmont Ave across from the Bala Cynwyd Playground).  To become a member of the Friends or for more information you may email us at info@cynwydtrail.org.

Our Partnerships

We couldn’t do it alone. The Friends work with a number of civic organizations and local businesses  such as Lower Merion Conservancy, The Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd, The Ivy Ridge Trail, The Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Bicycle Coalition, Circuit Coalition. Laurel Hill West Cemetery has also been a great neighbor and continues to support the Trail in many ways.

Our Mission

The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a critical link in the region’s extensive network of trailways and green spaces and offers historic public space amenity that connects our communities to nature, recreation, and respite.

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail supports the continuing enhancement of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail as a local and regional amenity through environmental education, beautification, and advocacy.

2023 Board of Directors

Aaron Walizer

Anastasia Hudgins

Barrett Dunigan
Bruce D. Reed
Dave Hoog
Donna Farmer
Jeremy Davidson
Jim Mundy, President
Karen Kraftmann
Karen Snetselaar
Nicole Tell, Vice President
Robin Kolodny
Rosanna D’Orazio, Vice President

Gilda Kramer
David McComb
Mike McKeon

Township Reps
Chris Leswing
Donna Heller
Paul McElhaney

Job Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for following roles; 

Membership & Program Associate (Part Time)