Spring Into the Season with Valley Forge Tourism! What to do in Montgomery County!

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC

Close to Philly! Get out and experience all Montco has to offer, from expansive trails to award-winning golf courses and much more. With so much to do and see, why not make it a weekend? With over 80 hotels spread throughout, nearby Montgomery County can be your next must-see destination!

Conquer the Valley at the 16th Annual Rev Run!
For 15 years, the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run has been a unique challenge for runners of all skill levels. As the only 5k race to be held entirely in a US National Park, Rev Run allows participants to experience the majesty of Valley Forge National Historical Park while challenging their minds and body as they traverse the course.

Runners trek a five-mile, USAF-certified course that traverses the scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park. The 16th Annual Rev Run falls over National Park Week and all proceeds from the race go directly back into Valley Forge National Historical Park to enhance the visitor experience and support our local national treasure. Since its inception in 2006, Rev Run has raised $500,000 for Park infrastructure improvement projects and programming to enhance the visitor experience.

*In 2021 the Rev Run was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Runners and walkers from 24 different U.S. states, Germany, and the Netherlands virtually. Due to record-breaking registration, virtual participation will remain an option moving forward.

This event will take place rain or shine. Due to limited parking and course safety-Parking is located off-site with shuttle service beginning at 6:30 AM.

Trek the Trails!
Montgomery County has trails located in every corner of the county! Spanning over 90 miles through stunning scenery, small towns, and spacious valleys, biking in Montco is an easy and readily available activity for all. Whether you enjoy a solo ride, a trek for two, or taking the whole family on your next local adventure, there’s a perfect trail for everyone looking to take a bike ride or a lengthy walk in Montco.

Go Bird Watching!
Montgomery County is a hot spot for bird watching and nature enthusiasts. The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is a haven for those looking to spend some time outdoors and studying the birds of North America, as originally chronicled by the famed naturalist, John James Audubon.

Explore the Main Streets!
With temperatures reaching a comfortable degree, sunshine warming our backs, and the flowers in bloom, spring is a perfect time to get out and explore Montgomery County’s small towns and main streets. Ranging from delicious cafes and restaurants, unique boutiques and shops, theatres, and much more, Montco’s Main streets are our best kept secret that we’re proud to share, anytime.

Make it a Dog Day!
What’s better than having a day full of adventure? Having a day full of adventure with your best four-legged friend, of course! Montco is an incredibly pet-friendly destination, so there’s no need to worry about securing a dog sitter, just more reasons to bring them along for the fun! With a variety of pet-friendly hotels, dog parks, and destinations, your best bud is guaranteed to have the time of their lives hanging out with you in Montgomery County.

Dine Outside!
Celebrate the arrival of fresh spring air by enjoying a meal outside. With over 1,600+ restaurants, Montco has a plethora of dining options with plenty of outdoor seating available. From our quaint cafes to our 5 star favorites, Montgomery County’s restaurants strive to give you the most memorable experience all around.

Explore the Gardens!
What better time to get out and explore a gorgeous garden than the spring? Morris Arboretum is one of Montgomery County’s most stunning garden properties. The arboretum’s most notable features include a romantic 92-acre display garden featuring a formal rose garden, swan pond, glasshouse fernery, and colorful gardens. A permanent exhibit takes visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.

Get to the Greens!
More than 20 of Montco’s golf courses are open to the public and accommodate golfers of all skill levels and budgets. Visit Maccoby Run Golf Course to play 18 holes while taking in stunning views of lush forests and meadows, or enjoy the country club experience at Raven’s Claw Golf Club. More advanced golfers can put their skills to the test through the challenging courses at Westover Golf Club in Norristown.

In Montco, you’ll also find private golf courses offering an impressive array of amenities. Golf in style at the elegant Philadelphia Country Club, which dates back to 1890 and is one of the oldest courses in the country. Or enjoy a golf outing with the whole family at the Blue Bell Country Club, a premier family-friendly country club with an 18-hole course designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer himself, an on-site restaurant, and elegant event spaces. Most of Moncto’s golf destinations offer various dining options. Whether it’s relaxing with a cold beer at the bar or enjoying a casual dinner with family or a gourmet meal in an elegant dining room, you’re sure to find the perfect dining option for you.

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