- Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
- Lorimer Park
Trail in autumn
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.Adjacent to the facility, 5.4 miles 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 Pennypack Creek. The trail now stretches from Rockledge Borough in the south to Byberry Road near Mason’s Mill Park in the north. Parking is available along Robbins Ave. next to Rockledge Borough Park, the Lorimer Park lot on Moredon Road, and the trail lots at 800 Welsh Road (Rt. 63) in Bethayres, and 1750 Byberry Road next to the Mason’s Mill Business Park.
Open daily, 7:00am to sunset.
We offer hiking, bicycling, equestrian trails, picnicking, and fishing.
*NOTICE: The main gates by the picnic area and bathrooms will be CLOSED on weekends and during major holidays during daylight savings time (March to November). For traffic control and visitor safety only vehicles with registered handicap tags will be admitted.
Who was George H. Lorimer?
Lorimer Park brochure
Activities & Opportunities
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For other opportunities for environmental programs at other County facilities, please email Rebecca Blacketter at Rebecca.Blacketter@montgomerycountypa.gov
Bird Town Bird Walks are back at Lorimer Park! See the calendar of events for details. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month through May, and the 2nd Tues of June, 8am to 10am.
Looking To Hold An Event?
Click here to reserve a pavilion online. Reservations for the enclosed pavilion are available Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays.
Check our calendar and reserve your pavilion with a credit card online! Use the link above to access the RecDesk system to rent the Park’s pavilions.
Please be aware, this on-line reservation system is used at many of our other County facilities, so make sure you are clicking on Lorimer Park Pavilion.
Reservations can still be taken via paper forms with a check mailed in or at the office by appointment, however, the on-line reservation service works in real time, and someone could reserve the spot instantly before we are able to process a check.