Norristown Farm Park, Norristown

#176 of 419 in Parks in Pennsylvania
Norristown Farm Park is a 690acre Pennsylvania state park in East Norriton and West Norriton Townships and the Borough of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is operated in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Parks. The park is a working farm on the site of Norristown State Hospital. Many colonial era farm buildings and homes are on the grounds. Hiking, bicycling, ball fields, fishing, picnicking, and cross-country skiing are available in the park. The park hosts musical concerts in the summer. Stony Creek flows through the park. Norristown Farm Park is just off Interstate 276 on West Germantown Pike.
Norristown Farm Park was originally part of a 7000acre tract of land called "Williamstadt," which originally belonged to William Penn. The property was then transferred to Isaac Norris, the namesake of Norristown, by way of Penn's son, William Penn, Jr. Norris' heirs sold pieces of Williamstadt to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Norristown State Hospital was opened in the 1870s as a mental hospital. The park is on state-owned land that surrounds the hospital.
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  • An impressive gas station / c store / coffee shop / food market. It has competitive gas prices, high volume and constant churn. Inside an easy to use touch screen system provides food options to your ...  more »
  • This park is really great. The wildlife is abundant. Have seen coyotes and deer here along with rabbits and squirrels. Parts of the path can feel a little secluded. I carry pepper spray just in case b...  more »
  • Farm park is one of my favorite places on earth. There‚Äôs rarely anyone around, and right at dusk June through July you can see a zillion fireflies painting the lush landscape with their light. I remember taking walks here, and noticing deer walking gently beside me through the brush, not five feet away. Wonderful. And a great place to take a first date!
  • A fantastic park. Trails, fishing, picnics, educational exhibits and much more. There are so many miles of trails to explore. The creek that runs through the park is clear and picturesque. It is stocked with trout for fishing. There are many different parking areas to allow easy access to all parts of the park. Montgomery County has many parks to offer, but the Norristown Farm Park is one of the most unique.

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