11 Spring Activities in MontCo Parks

2018-03-13T17:21:33+00:00

Spring is just around the corner... ...and MontCo is bustling with activities to kick off the season. Whether learning about nature, getting ready for the big egg hunt or snuggling up to a woolly sheep, there is something here for everyone. Learn About Nature Norristown Farm Park 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403 (610) [...]

11 Spring Activities in MontCo Parks2018-03-13T17:21:33+00:00

Maple Sugar Festivals: Winter’s Sweet End

2018-02-21T16:39:51+00:00

The air is warming bit by bit with spring just a few weeks away. Already, the area’s maple trees are gearing up for the growing season and sap is flowing through their trunks. February is the season to tap into those trees, extract sweet, sticky sap and boil it into tasty maple products. Learn all [...]

Maple Sugar Festivals: Winter’s Sweet End2018-02-21T16:39:51+00:00

Winter Hikes for Learning & Fun

2018-01-23T23:14:23+00:00

// BY BETSY NATTER It’s cold outside but there is still plenty of activity in the woodlands and parks throughout Montgomery County. Many animals are especially active as owls and foxes are in the midst of mating seasons. Resist the urge to hibernate indoors and join naturalists at these area parks for winter excursions to [...]

Winter Hikes for Learning & Fun2018-01-23T23:14:23+00:00

Living with Littles: Give a Hoot

2018-01-17T12:02:15+00:00

Flock to It- Bird Watching All you need is an outdoor space.  Whether it's a yard or a public park, bird watching is free, fun way to peak your little's interest in nature and wildlife.  It will also help your little sharpen their awareness skills.  It doesn't hurt that bird watching is also [...]

Living with Littles: Give a Hoot2018-01-17T12:02:15+00:00

Fire & Ice Festival for Cold Weather Fun

2018-01-04T13:00:08+00:00

By Betsy Natter Hatfield Township's Fire & Ice Festival on Sat. Jan. 20 is an annual fundraiser and celebration that fully embraces the cold weather of winter. A full line up of activities is planned from 2-5 pm including Sharky's Shivering Slides Polar Plunge event, a cook-off, ice sculptures and a bonfire to keep warm. [...]

Fire & Ice Festival for Cold Weather Fun2018-01-04T13:00:08+00:00

Wilderness First Aid Course Offered to Outdoor Leaders

2017-12-27T15:01:13+00:00

By Betsy Natter Picture yourself out on the open trail, deep in the woods or on a canoe trip miles from the nearest roadway. What happens if a medical emergency arises? Are you prepared to manage the situation and take care of someone in your group, getting them stabilized and evacuated to receive medical care? [...]

Wilderness First Aid Course Offered to Outdoor Leaders2017-12-27T15:01:13+00:00

Winter Break Ice Skating Fun

2017-12-20T09:33:03+00:00

by Betsy Natter Its time to hit the ice! Here are some local spots to enjoy some ice skating fun: Hatfield Ice 350 County Line Rd., Colmar, PA 18915 (215) 997-9797 hatfieldice.com Kids are definitely allowed to play in the Reindeer Games at Hatfield Ice on Sun., Dec. 24, beginning at 7:30 am. Three levels [...]

Winter Break Ice Skating Fun2017-12-20T09:33:03+00:00

Birding Fun during Migration Season

2017-10-10T18:29:18+00:00

By Betsy Natter Fall’s cool weather is a great time for a hike in the woods or up a mountain side to take in a panoramic view of colorful leaves, but is also the perfect time to watch for colorful warblers, honking waterfowl and graceful raptors as they migrate to winter habitats. Pennsylvania is in [...]

Birding Fun during Migration Season2017-10-10T18:29:18+00:00

Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers”

2017-10-15T20:41:56+00:00

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Leave it to Beavers” on Saturday October 28th beginning at 4:30 p.m. Explore the world of the North American Beaver and learn about their incredible adaptations for a life spent mostly in and under water. After a brief indoor session, head outdoors to search for [...]

Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers”2017-10-15T20:41:56+00:00

Oktoberfest Fun: German History, Heritage, Gardening and Great Food

2017-10-03T07:47:09+00:00

Celebrate the Trappe area's German heritage at a family-friendly Oktoberfest held on the grounds of The Speaker's House on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..   Enjoy live music, delicious food, 18th century trade demonstrations, colonial kids' games, and locally-made artisanal wares. Learn about the historic house's ongoing restoration on a behind-the-scenes tour and [...]

Oktoberfest Fun: German History, Heritage, Gardening and Great Food2017-10-03T07:47:09+00:00