See you AT THE TACONY CREEK TRAIL WALK, you’re confirmed!


Where we’ll meet:

Sumatra Cafe
102 Greenwood Ave, Wyncote, PA 19095


Date / Time:

April 16th, 2023 @ 9am

An Exploratory Walk for the Tookany Trail from Jenkintown to Elkins Park

This exploratory walking tour visits a proposed alignment for a portion of one of our region’s major Circuit Trails – the Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Trail.  Join Bob Thomas, an architect who has led his firm’s role in the development of hundreds of miles of trails, as we explore a possible route for the Tookany Trail.  We’ll meet for coffee and a look at maps at 9am at the Sumatra Café, departing no later than 10am to explore options along the Tookany Creek Corridor connecting Ralph Morgan Park, the Parry Bird Sanctuary, Wall Park, Ogontz Park, High School Park, Gimbel Field and then the Elkins Park town center.  An optional lunch at a local restaurant with a discussion of trail development in Montgomery County may be held, time permitting.

Raindate: Sunday April 23, 2023

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Getting there: The train from Philadelphia arrives at 9.02am, and the train from Doylestown, Lansdale and Ambler arrives at 9.18am.  End point of walkElkins Park SEPTA Station. If driving or bicycling to this walk, you may wish to park at the Elkins Park Station, taking the 8.59am train to Jenkintown. You’ll then find your car or bicycle waiting for you at the end of the walk.

Terrain and Difficulty: Park trails and walkways, and some road edges requiring care. Slow to moderate pace. About 3 miles with varying surfaces. Wear good walking shoes and bring water and snacks to eat along the way.

Expertise and support for the Tookany Trail has been provided over the years by Cheltenham Township, Jenkintown Borough, the Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, The Circuit, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Campbell Thomas & Co., and numerous other individuals and agencies.

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