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Learning about nature is fun the whole family
Located in Green Lane Park, the Green Lane Nature Center is the environmental education facility for the Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services department.View More
Overnight equestrian camping amid wooded trails and gorgeous viewsView More
A nationally recognized leader in urban farming
Greensgrow, which grows food and flowers on land that as once deemed unusable, serves the local community through school tours and lessons on hydroponics, composting and raising bees.View More
An oasis of restored nature amid quickly developing suburbs
See a natural ecosystem re-emerging as you explore the oasis of meadows, woodlands and wetlands nestled among the quickly developing suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales.View More
A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch
October 21-22, 2016View More
There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.
Pony rides and horseback riding in Nockamixon State Park
Family trail rides are a specialty, but couples can also be sure they’ll get courteous treatment at Haycock Stables Inc.View More
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 29-30, 2016View More
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.
Wide-open Herron Park is equipped with a series of sprinklers and jets, making this “sprayground” the perfect play for kids on a hot day.View More
Woodlands meet meadows in a 55-acre preserve
Headquarters for Natural Lands Trust regional conservation workView More
The site of the first paper mill in British North America
The birthplace of paper in North America, Historic RittenhouseTown is now a preserved village on idyllic Lincoln Drive in beautiful Fairmount Park.View More
An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting
An early American spa and hospital in a rural settingView More
Journey from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail
A challenging 130-mile trail connecting Valley Forge National Historic Park to the Appalachian TrailView More
One of the region’s most significant private gardens
An 18th-century, 100-acre farm, complete with 30 acres of gardens, walks and a nursery, Hortulus Farm includes major perennial and summer borders, bircha and pine allees, important herb and vegetable gardens, and lovely meandering trails and walks.View More
Affordable, city-wide bike rental service
Now availableView More
Philadelphia continues to be one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country with the launch of its own bike sharing program called Indego.
The birthplace of American democracy
Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.View More
A surburban bike-shop convenient to the Perkiomen Trail
Explore the leafy backroads around this suburban Montgomery County town or head for the Perkiomen trailhead, which is located about three miles up the road from this Harleysville bike shop.View More
Sunset bike race through streets of downtown West Chester
August 8View More
Hundreds of cyclists, including national professionals and locals, will challenge themselves on the streets of downtown West Chester during the 10th annual Iron Hill Twilight Criterium.
City’s first solar-powered bike shop
The staff at Jay’s count more than 100 years of experience in the bike industry, and it shows in the staff’s customer service.View More
The community gathers in this 19th-century green space
This classic 19th-century strolling park sat outside of Philadelphia’s boundaries when it was established. Because of its proximity to ports and saloons, it later would be used by the Union Army as an encampment site. Today, people enjoy the relaxing green space and fun events, such as movie screenings and concerts.View More
A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas
A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas.View More
14th annual arts festival will include 60 artists and a beer tent
September 20View More
Local artists, musicians, and vendors will pack the streets of Jenkintown for an afternoon of fun during the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.
Pennsylvania’s largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh
With 1000 acres, ten miles of trails and many native wildlife and plants, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum protects the largest fresh water tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.View More
The place that inspired America’s first great naturalist
The place that inspired America’s first great naturalistView More
An awesome new neighborhood park at 22nd and Carpenter Streets
This public green space has been revamped to make it even friendlier to local residents looking to relax in a clean, green setting.View More
Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace
Monday, July 4, 2016View More
Independence Day in Philadelphia kicks off with a series of inspirational events in Historic Philadelphia including Celebration of Freedom and the Independence Day Parade.
Everything you need to know about the 10 p.m. fireworks show during July 4th celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016View More
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Philadelphia with a spectacular fireworks celebration at 10 p.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Annual festival in Historic Germantown celebrating African American freedom
June 20View More
Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, with its seventh annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 20.
A spring run through Chester County
May 16View More
Serious runners, biathletes and weekend warriors will find the right kind of challenge at the Kennett Run, a family-friendly event held each year in the charming and historic borough of Kennett Square.
All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
September 10-11, 2016View More
Mushroom lovers across the nation converge in historic Kennett Square each year on the weekend after Labor Day. They come to celebrate the humble fungi known as the mushroom at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, a two-day festival of food and family fun.
Eccentric design competition and community arts festival featuring human-powered floats
Saturday, May 21, 2016View More
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is one of the city’s quirkiest spring events, presenting a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride with a parade of human-powered, handmade floats.