Rails to Trails Initiative
Would you like to see a recreational trail and preserved greenway along the Fox Chase-Newtown rail line in Bucks County? The trail would provide a connection to an established rail to trail
corridor in Montgomery County and the proposed Neshaminy Creek Trail in Bucks County. This trail would run directly behind Tamanend Park. A group of residents in Southampton and
Northampton Townships would like you to join the effort to "Build Our Trail" along the inactive Fox Chase-Newtown rail line, which bisects both of these townships. Trails along this line are
included as a general recmmendation in the Upper Southampton Township Comprehensive Plan Update.
Many studies have shown an increasing need for recreational trails for biking and walking in the great outdoors. "Rails to Trails" initiatives provide a unique opportunity to do so.
The gentle grade of the rail bed also makes these trails very accessible for our senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Now is the time to take advantage of this unique opportunity and make this trail a reality right here in Southampton. We need your help to build our trail. Please visit our
website: www.buildourtrail.org for more information about "rails to trails" and how you can help. Be sure to sign the online petition and "Like"
us on Facebook @ "Build Our Trail."
We encourage you to visit our neighboring Pennypack Trail in Lorimer Park located in Montgomery County for a great example of what a completed rails to trails project could look like in our
Completed Lorimer Park Trail in Montgomery County