Open Spaces

Float a boat, take a tour. Fish and hike and bike and more! Outdoor fun abounds in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Discover miles of wooded trails, scenic waterways, and gorgeous gardens as well as places to have a relaxing picnic, ride on horseback, and be part of a revolution.

Central Perkiomen Valley Park
Central Perkiomen Valley Park headquarters on Plank Road is situated along the scenic Perkiomen Creek in the center of Montgomery County. This 800-acre park extends over 10 municipalities, offering a wide variety of family activities. Visitors can enjoy a...
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Chanticleer
31-acre pleasure garden featuring tropicals, perennials, and containers; a colorful cut flowers garden, woodlands, water garden, and ruin garden.
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Evansburg State Park
Hunting fishing, picnicking, hiking, equestrian trail, and youth hostel.
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Fort Washington State Park
Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington's troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley...
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Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Freedoms Foundation is non-profit institution teaching civic responsibility. Located on a beautiful 85-acre suburban campus with chapel, meeting spaces, banquet facility, and on-site catering, it includes the Medal of Honor Grove memorial.
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Green Lane Park
Green Lane Park, in northwestern Montgomery County, offers a variety of year-round, outdoor activities and programs for people to choose from. Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), family and group camping, picnicking, 25 miles...
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Longwood Gardens
Often referred to as the world's premier horticultural showplace, offers events, concerts, and cuisine throughout the year. Its 1,050 acres encompass majestic gardens, opulent conservatories and dancing fountains.
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Lorimer Park
This 230 acre oasis of woods and meadows, in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, attracts visitors to its natural beauty year-round. A bequest from the late George Horace Lorimer, former Editor-in-Chief of The Saturday Evening Post, Lorimer Park is a...
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Lower Perkiomen Valley Park
This sylvan setting of 107 acres in the southernmost section of Upper Providence Township attracts the recreational sports minded and the nature lover alike. With lovely views along the Perkiomen Creek, the park serves as a trail head for those seeking access...
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Romantic 92-acre Victorian garden displays Philadelphia's rarest and largest trees; rose garden, swan pond, Japanese rock gardens, colorful flower gardens and 1898 Fernery. Handicapped accessible.
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Norristown Farm Park
Norristown Farm Park has a variety of buildings and open fields that represent a diverse history of farming, manufacturing and institutional associations. The buildings date from the mid-18th century through the early 20th century and at various times were...
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Northbrook Canoe Company
Scenic trips by canoe, kayak, tube, or splashboat. Food Shack offers grilled food and ice cream. Catering for groups. Nestled next to the Brandywine River between Unionville and West Chester.
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Perkiomen Trail
The 19-mile Perkiomen Trail runs through the Perkiomen Creek Valley from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail at Oaks, Upper Providence Township to the largest County Park, Green Lane Park. Most of the trail is a 10-foot wide cinder or stone aggregate...
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River of Revolutions Interpretive Center
Trace the Schuylkill River from Pottsville to Philadelphia. Its 128 miles flow past pastoral countryside and the industrial past, into today's rich recreational, economic and historical resources.
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Scott Arboretum
A garden of ideas and suggestions exhibiting more than 4,000 kinds of ornamental plants. Grounds are free and open to the public daily, year round, dawn to dusk.
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Spring Mountain Adventures, Inc.
Spring Mountain Adventures, is the year-round place for family fun! Experience skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, rock climbing, geocaching, downhill biking, and the thrill of a zipline canopy tours all in one location.
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Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
The Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Township forms a natural backdrop to this 15-acre display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. Picnicking and fishing are popular along the river, and a short, scenic hike will lead you to the Schuylkill...
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
The focal point of Valley Forge attractions is the 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park. It was here that General George Washington forged his Continental Army into a fighting force, during the difficult winter encampment of 1777-78. Of all places...
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