Norristown Farm Park


One of the most unique parks in the Pennsylvania state park system, Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. The 690-acre park is home to 71 species of wildlife, fish, reptiles and amphibians; 173 species of birds; 89 species of trees; and 216 species of wildflowers. Here you will find hiking trails, a trout nursery, picnic areas, separate forest areas of mixed oak and other deciduous trees, flood plain, old farm fields, working fields, wetlands and two streams. There are 15 historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764.

One of the last undeveloped areas in Montgomery County, Norristown Farm Park is actively farmed. Sitting quietly in the midst of a population of over 65,000 people, eighty percent of the park is dedicated to growing farm crops.

Under a 1992 lease agreement with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Montgomery County is responsible for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the park. Visit the Montgomery County Web site for Norristown Farm Park.

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This circular map shows the roads leading to Norristown Farm Park, Pennsylvania.

This map of Pennsylvania highlights Norristown Farm Park in the southeastern corner of the state.

Norristown Farm Park is located in Montgomery County just north of Norristown. There is currently one vehicle entrance into the park, located at the intersection of Germantown Pike and North Wales Road.

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 333 (Norristown). Follow signs for Germantown Pike, West. Go west on Germantown Pike, approximately 4 miles to North Wales Road (first light after railroad tracks). Turn left at light heading into The Barley Sheaf apartment complex. Stay to the right, go through the main gate and follow signs to the park office/visitor center.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.146  Long. -75.34176

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Norristown Farm Park