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Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is bustling with activity during the spring and summer months. It has some of the area’s finest hiking and biking trails, golf courses, waterways, parks, dining, and more! Here are some activities to plan your next outdoor adventure!

Grab your paddle, and hit the water!


Explore historic Boathouse Row along the Schuylkill River, while taking in 360 views of the Philadelphia skyline as you kayak, or row your boat downstream. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at Port Providence Paddle. You can also take a guided canoe tour John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.

Take a trip back in time through Valley Forge Park


Valley Forge Park has nearly 20 interconnected trails for biking, walking, hiking, and jogging. The 6.6-mile Joseph Plumb Martin Trail passes many of the park’s most iconic features, including the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and United States National Memorial Arch. The park’s scenic picnic areas are the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch.

Get out on the trails


Explore 60 miles of trails covering all of scenic Montgomery County. There’s the Schuylkill River Trail which leads into Valley Forge Park, The Perkiomen Trail, and the Wissahickon Trail. Learn more about the trails here.

Enjoy al fresco dining and a night on the town


If you’re looking for delicious food and outdoor dining, you’ll certainly find some great options in Montgomery County. There’s delicious Italian and pizza restaurants, like Dettera in Ambler, where you can grab a glass of wine and enjoy a heaping portion of pasta, or try the Farmers’ Daughter in Blue Bell, which just opened an outdoor area with plush seating, a bar, fire pit, and a beautiful water feature. Here is a full list of outdoor dining options.

Practice your golf swing on the lush greens of the area’s finest courses


Montgomery County is home to some of the most famous golf courses, including Merion Golf Club, which held 2013’s U.S. Open, and The 2015 Professional National Championship, held at Philadelphia Cricket Club (which is right next to The Reserve at Creekside!). Discover more great golf courses here.