Valley Forge National Historical Park, located less than 2 miles from Bay Colony, is the site of a Revolutionary War encampment. In the park you can visit Washington’s Headquarters, a stone house on the Schuylkill River, that was occupied by George Washington from 1777 to 1778. The park features approximately 20 miles of bike trails that connect the key monuments and historic structures, including the early-20th-century National Memorial Arch and the Muhlenberg Brigade’s recreated log-cabin barracks.
Formed in 1850 by the Philadelphia and Reading Company, the Chester Valley Railroad stretched 22 miles between Bridgeport and Downingtown. The Chester Valley Trail will generally follow a now-abandoned rail corridor and will connect Chester County’s Struble Trail in Exton with Montgomery County’s Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown. Chester County is expecting to extend the trail into Downingtown.
Currently, a one-mile section has been completed by PennDOT in Montgomery County, including a bridge over the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) in King of Prussia. Eventually, the trail will take visitors over the Schuylkill River in Norristown and provide access to view the new fish ladder at the Norristown Dam as well as opportunities to visit various shops, restaurants, and art galleries along the way.It will then continue past the Veterans Memorial Park and into the King of Prussia area of Upper Merion Township.
This trail is paved, 12 feet in width, and will eventually be 22 miles long. View or download the trail map.
- Length: Currently 1 mile built in Montgomery County
- Width: 12 feet
- Surface: Paved
- Activities: Biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading