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  • Abington Art Center

    27 acres of amazing art in Montgomery County

    Abington Art Center hosts festivals, concerts or film series and more.

    When there isn’t a festival, concert or film series at the 27-acre Abington Art Center, visitors can claim a quiet bench under the Katasura trees to contemplate the 24 environmentally themed semi-permanent and temporary sculptures by artists such as Ursula von Rydingsvard, Knox Cummin, Christopher Manzione, Alison Stigora and Jay Walker.

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  • Ardmore Farmers’ Market

    20 vendors offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and ready-to-eat meals

    The Ardmore Farmers Market, located at the Suburban Square shopping center, features some 20 vendors selling everything from fresh produce, meats and seafood to baked goods and ready-to-eat meals.

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  • Art in the Open

    Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River

    Experience art in a variety of mediums and styles during Art in the Open.

    Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.

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  • Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more

    Longwood Gardens' treehouse in the fall.

    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors.

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  • Awbury Arboretum

    A wee bit of England transplanted to Germantown

    Awbury Arboretum

    The entrance to Awbury transports visitors from city streets into a country retreat that’s the largest remaining oasis of open space in Germantown. Trails weave through 55 acres landscaped in the English romantic style, with open meadows, ponds, woods and rolling hills.

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  • Bardascino Park

    A different kind of ball park

    This lovingly maintained Bella Vista corner park is well-known for hosting competitive bocce ball tournaments, public concerts and sales.

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  • Bartram’s Garden

    America’s birthplace of gardening

    Exploring Bartram's Garden

    John Bartram purchased the 102-acre farm along the west bank of the lower Schuylkill River, three miles southwest of colonial Philadelphia, in 1728, and turned it into America’s first garden. Today, visitors can join a morning bird walk, catch a breeze along the River Trail, stroll through the upper kitchen garden and the fragrant flower gardens or visit the riverside meadow, brimming with grasses and wildflowers.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Philadelphia’s most artistic mile

    Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.

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  • Binky Lee Preserve

    A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands

    Binky Lee Preserve

    A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands

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  • Black Walnut Winery

    18 varietals and blends made in a refurbished 200-year-old barn

    Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce 18 varietals and blends.

    Started by two couples who turned a hobby into a career by refurbishing a 200-year-old bank barn, Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce 18 varietals and blends. A variety of events, including live music, take place throughout the year at the winery and its off-site tasting room in downtown Phoenixville.

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  • Boathouse Row

    19th-century boat houses line the Schuylkill River just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Boathouse Row

    Much of the park’s rowing activity centers around Boathouse Row which is near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and sandwiched between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River. Along Boathouse Row, you’ll find twelve structures.

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  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

    A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants

     Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.

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  • Brandywine Conservancy’s Wildflower and Native Plant Garden

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

    The gardens surround the Brandywine River Museum of Art

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

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  • Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Explore the wineries of the Brandywine Valley

    Paradocx Winery is one of five wineries on the trail.

    Take a tour of incredible wineries located in the beautiful, historic Brandywine Valley.

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  • Buckingham Valley
    Vineyards & Winery

    A friendly, laid-back winery, with more than a dozen varieties

    The 40-acre vineyard at Buckingham Valley is a beautiful place for a stroll.

    This family-run winery has been making and selling great wines for nearly 50 years. (They’re up to more than two-dozen varieties now.) The atmosphere is welcoming as well: Picnic tables, spacious lawns and live music pepper the grounds on special occasions, and the 40-acre vineyard is a beautiful place for a stroll.

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  • Bucks County Audubon Society

    The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark

    The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark

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  • Bucks County River Country

    Tubing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking on the Delaware

    Tubing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking trips down the scenic Delaware River

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  • Camden Children’s Garden

    Discover the natural world

    Explore and play at the Camden Children's Garden.

    Discover the natural world on the Delaware River Waterfront at the Camden Children’s Garden.

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  • Cedar Park

    An everyday stop

    The small but well-appointed park that gives this neighborhood its name is host to everyday visitors, as well as regular events like Friday Night Jazz, a free live-music series.

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  • Central Perkiomen Valley Park

    More than 800 acres along the Perkiomen Creek

    More than 800 acres along the Perkiomen Creek

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  • Chaddsford Winery

    Enjoy a fine wine in gorgeous Chester County

    Chaddsford Winery

    Now owning the distinction as the biggest winery in Pennsylvania, the Chaddsford Winery is nestled in the heart of the scenery that painter Andrew Wyeth made famous. International awards, such as the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition Gold Medal, keep piling in for the husband-and-wife owner team, who boast about their premium varieties, with special emphasis on their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and spiced apple wine.

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  • Chanticleer

    An exciting pleasure garden that combines art with nature

    Chanticleer is a 35-acre “pleasure garden” on the grounds of the old Rosengarten estate in Wayne.

    An exciting new pleasure garden, Chanticleer combines art with nature on the grounds of a country estate.

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  • Cianfrani Park

    Take it outside

    Host to regular concert series and events, Cianfrani Park is also well-loved in the neighborhood for its festive holiday light displays every winter.

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  • City Line Sports Center

    Year round golf, with a family flair

    Year round golf, with a family flair

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  • Clark Park

    At the center of it all

    Enjoyed by Spruce Hillers since the late 1800s, Clark Park always seems to play host of something intriguing, confusing, engrossing or all three. If food trucks, soccer leagues, cute dogs and that kind off stuff isn’t your jam, stick around for the LARPers, or live-action role players, gouging each other with foam weaponry.

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  • Clemente Park and Playground

    An outdoor homerun

    Children cooling off at Clemente Park and Playground.

    Named for legendary baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, Spring Garden’s premier park hosts an annual “Clemente Fest” in the springtime, as well as a safe space for kids’ after-school activities.

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  • Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

    One of the region’s largest wineries boasts several award-winning wines

    One of the region’s largest wineries boasts several award-winning wines

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  • Core Creek Park

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

    Children fly a kite in the beatific Core Creek Park.

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

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  • Country Creek Vineyard and Winery

    A historic winery nestled on the banks of the Perkiomen Creek

    A historic winery nestled on the banks of the Perkiomen Creek

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  • Crossing Vineyard and Winery

    A family-owned vineyard dedicated to environmentally sustainable growing techniques

    Technology meets tradition at this innovative family-owned vineyard, located on a 200-year-old estate in Bucks County less than a mile from the place where George Washington famously crossed the Delaware during the Revolutionary War. Vintner Tom Carroll, Jr. is committed to using progressive and environmentally healthy growing techniques, and seeks to produce handcrafted wines which embrace the region’s soil and climate.

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