Friends of Marple-Newtown Trails

The 2017 Trail Summit is On-Line!

The 2017 Philadelphia Western Suburbs Trail Summit on February 25 was well attended and highly informative. Held at the Community Center building at Haverford Reserve, this 5th annual summit presented a packed schedule of regional overviews and detailed local reports from a good number of municipalities in Delaware County, plus Lower Merion. It was hosted by Haverford Township's Department of Parks and Recreation, working together with the Friends of Haverford Trails.

Through the cooperation of the township and our presenters, you can watch a video of the entire 2017 summit and view the slide sets used by the various presenters. Click here for links to the agenda, video and presentation materials.

Trail and Bicycling Maps,
Descriptions and Studies

The Friends of Marple-Newtown Trails are pleased to present information on trails in Marple and Newtown townships in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, as well as general walking and cycling information for this area. If you are on Facebook, you can stay in touch with our news and activities, as well as show your support for improved bicycling and walking provisions in Marple and Newtown townships, by following the Friends of Marple-Newtown Trails Facebook page.

Trails in Marple Township

Marple Trails Image Marple Township has trails, paths and walkable parklands in Kent Park and Veterans Memorial Park, as well as in the Natural Lands Trust's Hildacy Farm Preserve and along the back edge of Glendale Cemetery. For more details click here.

Trails in Newtown Township

Newtown Trails Image Newtown Township is home to trails in a variety of locations, including the township administration/library/park complex and those built as part of the construction of developments like SAP and Liseter. Click here for more information.

Bicycling in Marple and Newtown Townships

Bike-Friendly Roads "Bike-friendly" roads and off-road trails in Marple, Newtown and surrounding communities are now identified right in Google Maps. Newtown Township also has a marked Bike Route. Learn more here.

Plans and Studies

Plans Image Beyond the present facilities for walking and cycling that exist now, various plans and studies are in place to guide or lead to further development. For more details on some of these, click here.

The Circuit Trails

Circuit Logo Greater Philadelphia is the proud home of the Circuit, a vast regional trail network, composed of hundreds of miles of interconnected trails, that is growing in size each year. One of America’s largest trail networks, the Circuit is currently composed of more than 300 miles of completed trails with a vision of completing 750 miles of trails across the nine-county region in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nearly 65 nonprofit organizations, foundations and agencies are working to advance the completion of the Circuit Trails. A premiere regional amenity, the Circuit Trails connect people to jobs, communities, parks and waterways. Learn more at

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