The grand opening of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail went off in grand style on Sunday. After eighteen months of construction, clean up, and planting the trail is now open to the public for recreational use. Local and state government Officials were on hand to speak and help with the ribbon cutting.
Area residents had a chance to learn more about the history of the trail and about future plans for the continuing development of the recreational venue. There were food vendors on hand as well as entertainment and attractions for young and old alike.
The 2.5-mile trail starts at the Cynwyd SEPTA Station and runs to Belmont Avenue and Rock Hill Road.
Eventually, it will have a spur that will take travelers across the Schuylkill River to Manayunk via the now unused railroad bridge that runs parallel to the Belmont Avenue bridge. The work was a joint effort between the Township and the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail which organized hundreds aid volunteers to help make the trail possible.
Our gallery gives you a glimpse of who was there and what went on.