Wondering what to do when it’s warm enough to enjoy the outdoors? Keep it local and celebrate Collegeville!
Spend your time outside by visiting one of our favorite outdoor places. Did you know that the Perkiomen Trail runs right through Collegevillle?
The 20-mile Perkiomen Trail is great for walking, running or biking, and follows the route of the Perkiomen Creek from Oaks to Green Lane Borough. This trail also has connections to the Schuylkill River Trail, Evansburg Trail, Audubon Access Trail, Green Lane Trail System, and the Central Perkiomen Valley Park Trail System. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you get some exercise!
While you’re on the trail, stop by the Collegeville Mural Project. This art installation is a celebration of our borough’s rich history. We are a proud sponsor of the project and are excited for you to see the amazing work that the artists have created.
The first mural, A Journey Through Time, was inspired by the historic events that have led up to where we are today. The second mural was unveiled last year, and highlights Ursinus College and the Perkiomen Bridge.
You can view the murals at the historic Powerhouse building, where back in the late 1800’s concrete buttresses were erected behind The Powerhouse building to support train tracks for an industrial spur for the delivery of coal. Today, the trains have stopped running (back in 1955) and the track fell into ruin, and only the concrete buttresses and Powerhouse building have remained. To celebrate the history of Collegeville through art, the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) and its partners goal is to preserve these historic pillars with the Collegeville Mural Project. The Powerhouse is located at the trailhead off Main St and Third Avenue in Collegeville.