TOP SPRING HIGHLIGHTS
Valley Forge & Montgomery County
The past few weeks have given us brief tastes of spring, and we are ready for the new season to arrive in Montgomery County. Spring is especially exciting here, as we will be celebrating grand openings, major events and a return to the outdoors. Here are our top spring highlights for Valley Forge and Montgomery County.
iFLY GRAND OPENING
King of Prussia
Montgomery County's newest attraction is bringing the thrill of skydiving indoors. The new iFly King of Prussia, scheduled to open in mid-April, lets you experience the feeling of freefall without the need for a plane.
VALLEY FORGE REVOLUTIONARY 5-MILE RUN®
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Registration is open for the 11th edition of the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run®, a family-inclusive event whose proceeds benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park. There are numerous ways to be part of the festivities: run (obviously), walk (a scenic three-mile course) or bring the kids to the Young Patriots Youth Fun Run (1.776 kms).
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
United States Hot Air Balloon Team
Cold weather does not impede the flights of the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team, as it lifts off from Pottstown Municipal Airport. In fact, according to pilot and owner Stan Hess, it's easier to heat the air needed to rise above the county when temperatures are a little chilly. Nonetheless, once aloft, the ride is comfortable while wearing a jacket. And the views are unforgettable.
90 Miles of Trails
Montgomery County has 90 miles of interconnected trailways that are just begging for runners and riders. A quick spruce-up of the bicycle (perhaps at Bikesport in Trappe?) or dust off the running shoes should be all that it takes to explore the gradually greening scenery.
AN ESCAPE ROOM MYSTERY
Opening in April
King of Prussia
The clock is ticking; the pressure is mounting; it's time to think fast. It's an Escape Room Mystery (ERM), coming to King of Prussia in April 2016. Pick a setting (The Egyptian Tomb, The Revolution, The Laboratory or The Billionaire's Den) and start unraveling clues. Unlock the door in an hour or less, or pay the consequence: your team's photo on the "lost forever" list.
GOLF SEASON RETURNS
Destination Montco Golf
Area greens are greening up so pick a course - Montgomery County has an abundance of them - and tee off your golf season. Many courses keep their winter rates through March so take advantage of the early spring discounts.
GATSBY'S OPENS AT SUNNYBROOK BALLROOM
Step back into the 1920s at Gatsby's, the new restaurant at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown. The historic venue has been undergoing a renovation since August and the new restaurant will have its Grand Opening on Satutday, March 5th.
EVERCLEAR AT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT
Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair
The Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair kicks off its 2016 season in a big way with a performance by Everclear. The alternative rockers have been churning out hit songs for more than 20 years.
Throughout Montgomery County
When the spring air warms up, enjoy the weather while you eat at one of Montgomery County's top outdoor dining destinations. From curbside bistros to fireside patios, dinner is best enjoyed in the open air.
KAYAKING ON THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Port Providence Paddle
As the air warms up, so does the waters of the Schuylkill River. Port Providence Paddle can outfit you for your canoe or kayak adventure. Two-, four- and six-mile trips are available, with the longest taking you into scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park.