Lorimer Park

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.

Who was George H. Lorimer?
Park Rules  
Lorimer Park brochure  

Activities & Opportunities

  • Sunday, September 8th at 8:00am. Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks.  All ages; free.  The walk starts from the main parking lot at 183 Moredon Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.  Please Pre-register. Contact Leigh Altadonna at wyncoteaudubonsociety@gmail.com.
  • Sunday, September 8th at 2:00pm.  Nature Scavenger Hunt.  Pre-registration is required.  meet near Ranger Hut.  All ages; free.  Scavenger Hunt Details
  • Wild Mushrooms. Sunday, September 29th at 2pm at Lorimer Park. Details
  • 2019 Lorimer Park Deer Hunt

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    *NOTE: The enclosed pavilion is not available for rental due to building renovations.

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