Snow Day Activities in Valley Forge
The winter fun begins when the temperatures drop, and the snow begins to fall in Valley Forge and Montgomery County.
Whether you choose to bundle up and experience the freezing fun outside on the slopes or you choose to stay inside where the temperatures are warm, there's plenty of fun and excitement to be had when it comes to snow day activities in Valley Forge.
Here's a look at some of the area's popular activities for a snow day -
Go Skiing and Sledding at Montco Parks
Get ready to hit the slopes on your next snow day in Valley Forge at one of the many Montgomery County Parks.
At Green Lane Park, bring along your fishing gear and test your skills at ice fishing at Deep Creek Lake, or step out onto the lake for a bit of ice skating. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, go sledding or go cross-country skiing and admire the sights among the park's 25 miles of trails.
Daredevils in search of big sledding and tubing hills, don't miss the 400-foot slope at Fort Washington State Park. The park's 1.7-mile loop trail in the Militia Hill Day Use Area is perfect for skilled and beginner cross-country skiers looking to explore the outdoors.
Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, located along Route 422, offers wintery views along the banks of Perkiomen Creek, which is also a popular ice-fishing destination. The park serves as a trailhead for the Perkiomen Trail, offering cross-country skiers twenty miles of trail connecting the Oaks to Green Lane Borough.
Experience Oaks Center Ice
Get ready for a day of indoor hockey or try out ice skating at the Indoor Oaks Center Ice. As Montgomery County's top ice skating destination, Oaks Center Ice is home to three NHL-sized rinks.
Ice skates are available for rent, and guests are welcome to bring their own set from home, with public skating sessions held numerous times each day. Bring the family and enjoy public skate sessions together as you make your way around the ice.
If you've never been on ice skates, don't worry! The center hosts hockey lessons and ice skating classes with instruction available for all abilities and age ranges.
Stay Warm Inside and Have Fun
If your definition of snow day means indoor fun, there's plenty of winter fun to be had inside in Valley Forge! Whether you're looking for kid-friendly indoor attractions or the perfect snow day spot for date night, we've got you covered.
Test your skills at axe throwing when you visit Splitting Edge Axe Throwing in Pottstown. This family-friendly activity is similar to throwing darts, but instead, you'll be splitting wood on the wall. Let the venue's throwing instructors give you a quick lesson, and you'll be challenging your opponents in no time. This festive establishment is BYOB and BYO food, so plan ahead and get ready for indoor fun.
Stay warm inside with a cocktail when you visit Pottstown's small-batch distillery, Manatawny Still Works. Located near Green Lane and Splitting Edge, public tours and tastings are available to learn more about their on-site distilling process. Try a creative cocktail from their seasonal menu of drinks and make friends with the locals while you watch the snow come down outside.