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Lorimer Park
New Lorimer Park sign

This 230 acre oasis of woods and meadows, in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, attracts visitors to its natural beauty year-round. A bequest from the late George Horace Lorimer, former Editor-in-Chief of The Saturday Evening Post, Lorimer Park is a haven for wildlife under a canopy of huge trees. Activities include hiking, picnicking, bird and animal watching, horseback riding (with your own horse), and, in the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing.

For the angler, Pennypack Creek is stocked with trout by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Overlooking the creek is majestic Council Rock where, legend says, Native Americans used to meet to plan their activities. It now serves as a beautiful and popular backdrop for wedding photographs. New to the facility, a 2.5 mile section of the former Fox Chase-Newtown rail line has been converted to a recreational trail. This crushed stone path provides level hiking and biking, and views of the creek valley along the entire western edge of the park.  The trail now stretches from Rockledge Borough Park to Welsh Road (Route 63) in Bethayres, where it terminates with a 40 car parking area.  Plans are to extend the trail to Byberry Road by spring 2015. 

Open daily, 7:00am to sunset.

We offer hiking, bicycling, equestrian trails, picnicking, and fishing.

Who was George H. Lorimer?
Park Rules  
Lorimer Park brochure

Activities & Opportunities  

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Scott Morgan
Regional Manager

183 Moredon Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Driving Directions

Ph: 215-947-3477
Fx: 215-947-9708


 PTHS January to June 2016 Calendar of Events