What is the Abington Trails Project?

The goal of the Trails Project is to implement an integrated system of trails in Abington that will connect parks, shopping areas, schools, and other points of interest. The trails will provide a safe place, close to home, for recreational activities such as walking, jogging, and bicycling. Existing trails throughout the Township will be incorporated into the larger system. The master plan for the trails and greenways network was laid out in the Township's Open Space Plan, which was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in 1995. In 1997, the Abington Board of Commissioners adopted a Resolution in support of fundraising for the trails and implementing a Phase I segment, as a demonstration trail.

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission prepared a document entitled A Proposed Trail Network for Abington Township in 1998. While the plans set forth in this document were suggestions and the township is not bound to follow them, it does give a good overview of the original concept and the maps are easy to follow. A copy is available at the Abington Township Public Library. Look in the vertical file under "Abington Township Parks and Recreation." Another resource available at the library is a 30 minute videotape showcasing other area trail systems and how a similar trail in Abington might be used. Look for Montgomery Country Trails (Legislative Report with Rep. Ellen Bard), call number VIDEO 320.9748 BAR.

For more information on the trails project email abingtontrails@yahoo.com

There are a variety of ways you can help with the Abington Trails project:

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