Swarthmore and the surrounding communities offer a wealth of opportunities to get out of the house and explore the Borough and the great outdoors. We have mapped about 20 different trails and walks that you can take. Many of these have been created over the years by other organizations such as the Swarthmore Historical Society and the Swarthmore Horticultural Society, as well as the Scott Arboretum at the College.
Some of the trails go in or near the Crum Woods, where there may be a higher risk of contracting Lyme’s Disease (from deer ticks). Pennsylvania's fact sheet lists precautions hikers should take, and the CDC provides comprehensive information about Lyme’s Disease here.
Swarthmore Walks and Trails is a project of the Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association in collaboration with the Swarthmore College Office of Sustainability. SSCA is partially funded through a grant from Swarthmore Borough.