Quakertown Region Trail Plan Takes Shape

The Draft Master Trails Plan for the Quakertown Region was reviewed at the September 30 meeting held at Richland Township, with twenty-eight trail advocates, municipal officials and residents participating. The Plan covers several townships and boroughs in Upper Bucks County as well as major public open spaces such as Nockamixon State Park and two large State Gamelands. 

Top priorities for further study were identified including: extension of the Saucon Rail Trail into Bucks County with a connection to Quakertown; a connector trail between Quakertown and Nockamixon State Park; and closing the gap between the existing township trails near Trumbauersville Elementary School (Milford and Richland Townships).

The PA Highlands Trail Network Steering Committee will meet again on October 29 to review the final draft report and discuss next steps for implementation of priority trail projects in the region.