Swamp Pike was a dirt road until 1928. 

Recent News

Apr 3, 2024

9th annual Montgomery County Trail Challenge

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health, in partnership with the Montgomery County Planning Commission, Commissioners, and Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, is sponsoring a family-friendly Trail Challenge for all ages!
Click here for more information on the County's webpage.
Click here for the Trail Challenge flyer.

The Montco Trail Challenge is a great opportunity for families and individuals of all ages to exercise, explore, and experience the traffic-free network of parks, trails, and historic sites throughout the County.  Selected parks and trails throughout the County have been identified and assigned their own unique shape which is mounted at trailheads or parking lots.  Upon visiting the listed parks and trails, participants have to find and correctly identify the designated shape, similar to a scavenger hunt.  See the flyer for details to access the Montco Trail Challenge card.

Folks are invited to the Montco Trail Challenge Kick-off on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Lorimer Park, 183 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 with a rain date of Sunday, April 28.

The event will feature a FREE helmet fitting and distribution for children attending the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will also have fun activities for kids, bike and pedestrian safety resources for families, and more!

Click here for the Kick-Off Event flyer.

Apr 3, 2024

New Hanover Spring Summer Newsletter 2024

Check out our spring/summer newsletter that is now being mailed to households!

Mar 11, 2024

Hockey Dek at Community Park

On March 7th, 11-year-olds Lilly Walter and Natalie Van Druff gave a presentation at the Board of Supervisors meeting to advocate for upgrades to the hockey dek at New Hanover Township Community Park. The Public Works Department will be assisting in making some upgrades to the dek this spring, such as fixing cracks and putting up new nets. The girls also announced that the Philadelphia Flyers heard about their vision and may possibly help contribute to some of the other improvements they are hoping for.

Their presentation can be viewed here:
Hockey Dek Improvements Presentation

Mar 11, 2024

Fee Schedule

The new fee schedule, as adopted by the New Hanover Township Board of Supervisors on March 7, 2024, can be reviewed here:
Township Fee Schedule

Mar 4, 2024


Feb 4, 2024

Wassmer Tract Trail Project (Draft)

The Township's DRAFT Wassmer Tract Trail Project is available for review and comment.  The Board of Supervisors will consider moving forward with the final design of the project during its next meeting on March 7.  Click here for the presentation discussed during last week's meeting. 

For questions and comments, send your name, address, questions and/or comments to

Dec 28, 2023

Online Portal for Permit Submissions

There’s a new and easy way to apply for your permits! New Hanover Township is pleased to introduce an online portal for permit submissions. You can fill out the form, attach the required documents, and pay for the permit all from the convenience of home. Currently available ONLY for fence permits, shed permits, and patio permits. All other permit types will require mailed, e-mailed, or in-person submission on the required form(s) with the applicable fee. Please email with any questions.