TOP SPRING HIGHLIGHTS

Valley Forge & Montgomery County

The countdown to spring is on in Montgomery County and we cannot wait. This spring is even more exciting in Montco with the opening of new attractions and exhibits, brand new outdoor dining spots and the return of some of our favorite outdoor adventures. Here's just a few reasons to be excited about spring:

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER

April 7

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

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

April 19

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.

Elmwood Park Zoo - Jaguars

TRAIL OF THE JAGUAR

May 5

The new jaguar encounter at Elmwood Park Zoo will afford up-close-and-personal views of Inka and Zean in those adorable new cubs. We can’t wait to join the other animal fans and press our noses up against the glass to watch them play.

Spring Mountain - Ziplining

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.

Davio's King of Prussia

OUTDOOR DINING IN KING OF PRUSSIA

The onset of outdoor dining season. We’re particularly eager to order apps and drinks at the King of Prussia Town Center, nestle into an Adirondack chair by the fire wall and watch the sun go down.

Summer Programming - Trolley Tours

TROLLEY TOURS AT VALLEY FORGE PARK

March 25

Seeing Valley Forge National Historical Park from the vantage point of a cheery trolley. Tours resume on weekends from March 25 to June 6, after which their departures are daily. Tickets are available at The Encampment Store.

Attractions - Summer Shore - Paddleboarding

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.

WATER SPORTS - JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE

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.

Valley Forge Park Nearby Attractions - Wharton Studio

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.

Accent on the Rocks Skippack

SPRING AND SUMMER FASHION

Get the latest in summery beachy fashions at King of Prussia Mall and Philadelphia Premium Outlets. It’s time to replenish those designer shorts, tops, bathing suits and flip flops.

GARDENS - OTT'S EXOTIC PLANTS

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.