LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
Building buildings (and gizmos and doo-dads and whatchamacallits) at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Finding something fun to do at this gigantic toy box, which also features a 4D movie and an interactive ride, will be a snap.
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Exploring the halls of the new Museum of the American Revolution. The interactive displays that tell story of our nation’s quest for liberty is the newest addition to our Patriot Trails itineraries. History fans can walk through both the museum’s startling exhibits and their real-deal locations a mere 18 miles west.
ZIPLINING AT SPRING MOUNTAIN
The return of ziplining to Spring Mountain Adventures. Replacing skiers on the mountain’s chair lifts are springtime thrill-seekers, eager to tackle the rigorous canopy tour. In an interesting twist to a traditional date night, couples can sign up for full-out quest under the stars.
HITTING THE WATER
The quickening flow of Montgomery County’s lakes and streams. Each spring, local waterways are stocked with brown trout, making those warm, sunny afternoons ripe for a few hours with a rod and reel. At Green Lane Park, rowboats and canoes can be rented on weekends beginning April 1.
CANOE TOURS IN AUDUBON
The relaunch of the canoe tours of the Perkiomen Creek at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. The first of these excursions paddles into the Perky in April, opening up a world of natural beauty that can go unnoticed when biking the Perkiomen Trail or driving nearby Egypt Road.
STUDIO TOURS AT WHARTON ESHERICK
The reopening of the Wharton Esherick Studio, March 4. The home of a little-known American designer is both an architectural marvel and a testimony to his creativity and whimsy. The property buttons up each winter, but by the time spring breezes rustle the nearby trees, the doors swing wide to welcome visitors.
OTT'S IN FULL BLOOM
The flower display at Ott’s Exotic Greenhouse, Schwenksville. Ott’s reputation may rest more with fall mums, but each spring, its crew carpet the landmark hillside with lush blooms: tulips, daffodils, hydrangea, azaleas, lilies, geraniums, hyacinth, pansies, roses, lilies and decorative kale and cabbage.