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Lorimer Park

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Features

  1. Fishing
  2. Grills
  3. Pavillion
  4. Picnic tables
  5. Regional trail access
  6. Restroom
  7. Site specific trails
  8. Sledding
  9. Wildlife observation
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 1.8 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. Open daily 8 am to sunset.

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

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