The weather is warming up and it’s a great time to come to East Fallowfield Community Park to try out over 5 miles of trails. When you enter on Buck Run Road, you will be parked at the “Playing Field Loop”, a paved, ADA trail almost a half mile in length (.42 mile). As you pass by, be sure to check the postings at the Informational Kiosk built by Eagle Scout Ben Selin. Need a rest yet? Sit and watch the children play on the playground from one of the picnic table benches built by Chris Pearlberg for his Eagle project. Continue walking down the hill, winding your way to the beautiful pond. This “Pond Trail” is also ADA, a combination of paved and mulched trail, adding another half mile (.48 miles). Picnic tables near the pond were the work of Eagle Scout Joe Becker.
After crossing the covered bridge over Dennis Run, built by Eagle Scout J. Hammond, you will find the “Mowed Meadow Trail” of over 1 mile (lower mowed trail, .47 mile ; upper mowed trail .60 mile). The lower trail takes you along the wood line. You can stop for a break at the beautiful benches built as an Eagle project by Jeff Schaeffer. For more of an adventurous trek, travel over the amazing twin bridges. This ambitious Eagle project was the work of Kyle Martin. Trails through the woods will lead you uphill to the park Fall-Out Shelter, restored by Eagle Scout Nick Massaro, and beyond.
If instead you chose to continue on the mowed trail, enjoying the sunshine, you will meet up with our “Newly Dedicated Trail” (west-side trail.) Completing this will add another 1.35 miles to your trip. This walk is a mix of paved, gravel and grass trail; both hilly and flat. It takes you behind the East Fallowfield Police Station (on Rt. 82), across Crossing Blvd. and behind the Brook Crossing development. It starts out in the open, but continues into the shady woods, past wetlands and a dam. One section of this trail is steep- be sure to use the hand rail. There are several wooded trails to link back to the pond trail or mowed trails.
While enjoying the trails in the park, please be sure to keep our park rules in mind. The park is open dawn to dusk. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the park. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times. You must clean up after your pets- several ‘Doggie Stations’ are available along the loop. Bicycles are permitted only on paved and gravel trails. A complete list of the rules can be found on this website.
There is much flora and fauna to be seen- come prepared to identify them by purchasing “A Field Guide to Wildlife”- an identification guide written specifically for East Fallowfield Community Park. The color pamphlet may be purchased at the Township Building for $3.00 (to cover printing charges), or downloaded for free at this site.
We hope you will take the time to explore the trails at East Fallowfield Community Park. Enjoy!