Welcome to Lower Salford Township


Lower Salford Township, with its four villages: Harleysville, Lederach, Mainland and Vernfield, was established in 1741. It is rich in history and offers many ways to enjoy living here. The approximately 16,000 residents have access to an extensive trail system, 12 parks, which include two Historic Farmsteads, a public golf course as well as the Harleysville Community Center with public pool. Lower Salford boasts an Accredited Police Department as well. 

Lower Salford Township is steeped in history, having been founded in 1741, but is also a vibrant and growing community. It is a great place to live and/or work. The 1200 acres of open space owned by the Township has allowed the establishment of an extensive system of beautiful and functional multi-use trails throughout the Township. Educational and employment opportunities abound. Taken as a whole, the Township lives its motto, "Gemeinschaft", community.


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Update 2/7/2024:

Walkable Lederach Feasibility Study

Draft Report Available for Public Review and Comment

(Use Links below to access reports)

Lower Salford Township is pleased to share the Draft Report for the Walkable Lederach Feasibility Study for your review and comment. This study evaluated ways to make the Village of Lederach more walkable, connect the village to other areas of the township, accommodate traffic, and retain the historic character. The study identifies potential improvements and connections in the Village Core (Chapter 4), Village Gateways (Chapter 5), and Village Edge (Chapter 6).  The action items presented in Chapter 7 highlight potential near-, mid-, and long-term capital improvement projects, along with plans, policies, and partnerships to achieve the vision and goals.

The Draft Report is the culmination of a yearlong planning process.  The study was developed through various community engagement efforts, including steering committee meetings, stakeholder meetings, two public workshops, and posting draft materials on the township website for review. This comment period represents another opportunity for residents to offer their feedback and input. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review the study and provide your insights.

View the Walkable Lederach Feasibility Study - Draft Report

View the Walkable Lederach Feasibility Study – Appendices

Submit written comments on the Draft Report by March 11, 2024.

Or send an Email to
[email protected] 

Or Mail:   
Rob Gates
840 W. Hamilton St., Suite 622
Allentown, PA  18101




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See something that might need repaired in one of the parks?
Have an idea you would like to share? 
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