FORT WASHINGTON STATE PARK
Fall Foliage Along the Green Ribbon Trail
Fall nature-lovers at Fort Washington State Park enjoy the Green Ribbon Trail, a 2.5-mile pathway that, this time of year, is dressed in brilliant hues that are just about any color other than green. The sparkly waters of the Wissahickon Creek make a visit even more magical.
Fort Washington State Park is great for an afternoon out with the family. The park has more than 300 picnic tables to enjoy a packed lunch. Fishermen can angle for catfish, carp and panfish. A softball field and nine-hole disc golf course are also available.
SIDE TRIP: ACT II PLAYHOUSE
56 E. Butler Ave
Ambler, PA 19002
Less than 10 minutes' drive from the park is this active theater, where live performances include musicals, stand-up and singers in every genre.
WHERE TO EAT: BLUE BELL INN
601 W. Skippack Pk
Blue Bell, PA 19422
The park's proximity to Route 73 makes dining here an easy run. The setting is historic but casual, and the roasted half duck with brown sugar bourbon glaze is fantastic.
FAMILY FUN STOP: DAVE & BUSTER'S
500 W. Germantown Pk
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Burgers, chicken wings, tacos and an abundance of arcade games. What more could a kid ask for?
WHERE TO STAY
Hotels Near Fort Washington State Park
With more than 60 hotels spread throughout the county, you are never far from a good night's rest. The following hotels are just a short drive from Fort Washington State Park and are ready to accommodate you.
Hilton Garden Inn - Fort Washington Philadelphia
Fort Washington's newest hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center, and 24-hour business center. All rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. 3,000 square-feet of meeting space available.
Courtyard by Marriott - Plymouth Meeting
The Courtyard Plymouth Meeting Hotel is ideally located near Center City Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PHL Airport and the Crayola Factory.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Philadelphia West
The 253 spacious suites feature a living room, separate master bedroom, wet bar, coffee maker and refrigerator. Amenities include a pool, sun deck, whirlpool, sauna and exercise room, and the Brandywine Hunt Club & Grille.
Hampton Inn - Philadelphia / Plymouth Meeting
136 rooms. Features complimentary hot breakfast buffet, restaurant and fitness room on-site. Conveniently located, with additional dining and shopping within walking distance. Internet access, HBO, USA Today and local calls. Group rates and Hilton Honors Rewards.
Hyatt House Philadelphia / Plymouth Meeting
Conveniently located 2 miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike the HYATT HouseTM offers hotel accommodations with a residential atmosphere in all of our 131 guest suites. Book your next reservation and enjoy complimentary breakfast & Wi-Fi.
Philadelphia Marriott West
286 rooms. Located only a few miles from Philadelphia, Valley Forge, and Villanova; the Philadelphia Marriott West accommodates leisure travelers, business functions and social events. Enjoy contemporary style at this Marriott hotel.
Hampton Inn - Willow Grove
Welcome to the Hampton Inn Philadelphia/Willow Grove hotel. Located just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276), our hotel is adjacent to the Willow Grove-Horsham business parks.
Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
Historic property features 141 luxurious hotel rooms and suites, 17 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two ballrooms, casual restaurant, championship golf and other recreational facilities.