Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” Saturday March 11th

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday March 11th at 1:00 p.m.  The spring migration of ducks, geese and swans should be well underway as we search the lakes of Green Lane Park. Join us in our search for these north-bound travelers. Bring binoculars and meet at Tennis Court [...]

Pennypacker Mills during a Valentines Workshop for Kids

Spend a winter morning at Pennypacker Mills during a Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Kids will have fun making four Valentine crafts to share, including two awesome Valentine ornaments, a 3-D card that will have a sweet surprise inside, and finally, a small gift in a special [...]

Montgomery County Commissioners Holiday Celebration

The Montgomery County Commissioners will light the County tree, menorah, and kinara celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa at 4:15pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The brief ceremony will take place on the plaza level of the courthouse overlooking Main Street in Norristown. WHO:           Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Josh Shapiro, and Joe Gale WHAT:         [...]

Birdwatching at Lorimer Park

Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30am to look for winter resident birds. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Participants are encouraged to bring their own [...]

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 8, 2017 for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season. With the museum’s annual “Twelfth Night Tours,” visitors of all ages can enjoy a guided tour of ironmaster John Potts’ elegant 1752 Georgian manor house, decorated with greenery for Yuletide. Along [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays

By Betsy Natter With more of a chill in the air you may not think about wandering out into one of Montgomery County’s many parks to spend an afternoon. But in preparation for the holiday season, many sites are holding workshops and open houses to help everyone get ready. Enjoy a candlelit tour, make a [...]

Fall is for the Birds!

By Betsy Natter Fall is a great time to learn about birds as they are very active. Many species are preparing for fall migration and toward the end of the season the owls will begin to search for mates. Several Montgomery County parks are offering programs to get you outside and enjoy our feathered neighbors. [...]

Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm. Learn which mushrooms are edible and the important role of fungi in the ecosystem. Participants will get to collect and identify mushrooms. This program is suitable for adults and children 10 and older. Preregistration is required. Please call 215-947-3477or [...]

Corn Maze Mania

by Betsy Natter Nothing says outdoor fall fun like tramping through acres of cornfields, searching for clues, hitting dead ends, and hopefully finding the exit. Believed to be the first in the U.S., a corn maze created in Annville, PA near Lebanon Valley College in 1993 drew thousands of visitors. Since then, thousands of detailed [...]