Freedom to Relax

Top Ways to Unplug in Montgomery County

When the busyness of day-to-day life leaves us feeling tied down and overwhelmed, it is time to escape and find our freedom. Take a long moment to appreciate the timeless beauty of Valley Forge & Montgomery County. Get away from it all and find your freedom with these friendly suggestions.

PRACTICING YOGA IN OUR PARKS
Yoga

The timeless beauty of Montgomery County's parks provides a tranquil backdrop for practicing yoga. Roll out your mat on the grounds of Valley Forge National Historical Park, enjoy the peacefulness of Green Lane Park, or join one of the garden yoga classes offered at Morris Arboretum.

FISHING IN OUR WATERWAYS
green lane

Nothing can match the peacefulness of an early morning at the lake as you wait for the first bite. The waters of Montgomery County are filled with game fish like smallmouth bass, brown trout, walleye and catfish.

HORSEBACK RIDING ON OUR TRAILS
Horseback Riding

Explore some of Montgomery County's most scenic parks from the comfort of your saddle. Experienced riders can explore 17 miles of trails inside Valley Forge Park or 25 miles surrounding Green Lane Park. For less experienced riders, Collegeville's Red Buffalo Ranch offers guided rides through Evansburg State Park.

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CANOEING ON THE PERKIOMEN CREEK
John James Audubon Canoe

The gentle flow of the Perkiomen Creek makes it ideal for a casual canoe trip. There are places to shove off along the entire 37-mile waterway, but there may be no more relaxing way to enjoy than with a guided canoe trip from the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.

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PICNICING IN THE PARK
Green Lane Park Picnic

Grab a blanket, pack your favorite lunch, and find an open space at one of Montgomery County's parks for a picturesque picnic. Set up lakeside at Green Lane Park, look out across the Grand Parade at Valley Forge National Historical Park, or find a place among thousands of acres of open space. 

RAISING A TOAST AT OUR WINERIES
Wine

Sip your way to a relaxing day at one of Montgomery County's premier wineries. Sample the famous jalapeno wine from Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery, taste the hard cider from Stone & Key Cellars, or grab a bottle of blush from Chaddsford Winery.

 

STROLLING THROUGH OUR GARDENS
Morris Arboretum 8

Stop and smell the roses—and all of the fragrant blossoms—at our area gardens. Places like Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Chanticleer and Longwood Gardens are all just a short drive away.

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RELAXING AT OUR SPAS
Lily Laser 9

Feel the stress melt away during a relaxing massage, soothing facial or rejuvenating body treatment. Lily Laser & Beauty is one of the many Montgomery County spas and salons ready to help you unplug.

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TEEING OFF AT OUR GOLF COURSES
Turtle Creek Golf Course

Take a swing at one of our region's premier golf courses. Montgomery County is home to more than 40 public courses, that's more than 700 holes to grip a club and let go of your troubles.

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CREATING A LASTING IMAGE
Photography at Valley Forge

The timeless beauty of Montgomery County will bring out the photographer in all who visit. Bring your camera to capture your Montco memories, and be sure to share them with the world using #MakeItMontco and #LetFreedomReign.

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