Schwenksville Borough refers to itself as the “Gateway to the Perkiomen Trail” because the Perkiomen trail travels the entire length of the Borough. Both the Trail and the creek it was named after are tremendous assets for the Borough, bringing people and wildlife to our town, providing recreational opportunities and attracting people to our small businesses.
The 20-mile Perkiomen Trail follows the route of the Perkiomen Creek from Oaks to Green Lane Borough. It connects to the Schuylkill River Trail and the Audubon Loop. For most of its length, the “Perky,” as it is known by many, uses the former rail bed of the Perkiomen Line of the Reading Railroad. This trail connects many public parks and historic sites, among them Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, Central Perkiomen Valley Park, Green Lane Park, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Pennypacker Mills, and the local Skippack Township trail that continues to Evansburg State Park. The trail passes through the historic villages and towns of Arcola, Collegeville, Schwenksville, Spring Mount, and Green Lane, offering many town services for trail visitors. For more information please go to http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=1153
- Length: 20 miles
- Width: 10-12 feet
- Surface: Crushed stone and a few paved sections
- activities: Biking, walking, jogging, horseback riding, cross country skiing