Highland Trails in Milford Twp.

Milford Township is situated at the far northwestern edge of Bucks County and bumps up against municipalities in both Montgomery and Lehigh Counties.

Few townships in our region have been so proactive when it comes to developing trails. That is in large part due to the efforts of Bob Irick, Chair of Milford Township's Park & Rec Board. Yesterday Bob gave me a thorough tour of the existing and planned trails in Milford, some of which will become part of the PA Highlands Trail Network.

Some of the trails are multi-use paved paths (as depicted above) that connect several small subdivisions. Construction will soon begin to extend the trail network to the local elementary school. There are also non-paved walking paths along the Unami Creek. Eventually most of the trails within Milford will connect with Quakertown, Richland Township (also a leader in trail development), and the Unami Trail in Marlborough Township, Montgomery County. The later is still in the planning stages and once completed would provide a connection to the Perkiomen Trail.

Many thanks to Bob Irick and his colleagues in Milford Township!