Outdoor Fall Activities


Montgomery County never looks more beautiful than fall, when leaves are changing colors and the foliage is on full display.

To get the full fall experience, we encourage you to park the car and see it in a whole new way. Take a bike ride along a scenic trail, look out about the trees from high above, or paddle along a tree-lined riverbank.

These are just a few of the ways to experience the season in Valley Forge and Montgomery County:


Explore 96 Miles of Trails

With nearly 60 miles of trails, Montco is the ideal place to spend time with dad on an adventure you'll never forget. Our pathways are open to bikers of all skill levels, so there's no need to worry about picking the perfect path. Zip through scenic country trails, to bustling downtowns and everything in between when you chose to bike Montco! For info on our vast expanse of trails, click here.

Schuylkill River Kayaking in Fall

Get out on the Water

Viewing a tree line that hugs a waterway in the fall doubles the spectacle, as the leaves are reflected in the calm, glassy surfaces. Paddle your own kayak or canoe on any of our picturesque passages and enjoy the panorama. Boating is encouraged at Green Lane ParkEvansburg State Park and the Perkiomen CreekPort Providence Paddle offers kayak, canoe and tube rentals for trips down the Schuylkill River, the longest trips taking you to Valley Forge National Historical Park and back. 

Horseback Riding in Evansburg State PArk

Horseback Riding

Red Buffalo Ranch provides guided trail rides on horseback through the 3,500 acres of Evansburg State Park. Trails are custom chosen to suit riders of all experience levels, but all routes feature the sound of hooves clip-clopping through crunchy fallen leaves. Green Lane Park (pictured) and Valley Forge National Historical Park also offer scenic trails for self-guided rides.

Golfing at the Club at Shannondell

Hit the Links

Duffers who lose a shot in a pile of reddish-brown oak leaves may not cheer the change in seasons, but despite the effect on a score, the colorful view from a golf cart is a pleasantry unavailable any other time of year. The layout of Raven's Claw Golf Club and Turtle Creek Golf Course are particularly recommendable from the viewpoint of autumn's awe; the fairways and greens are nestled among lush groves of trees that turn fiery in the October sun. 

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