Earlier this month, Andrew and I met Michael Shaw of ILoveSkippack.com for lunch at Justin’s Carriage House in Skippack, PA. Michael is a community blogger from Skippack, PA. A few years back, while trying to figure out which direction he wanted to take his career, Michael came up with a genius idea; why not use his love for Skippack and turn it into a service that he can provide to anyone looking to learn more about the village. Fast forward to present day, and Michael is running one of the most creative Skippack blogs out there. We wanted to get together with Michael to learn more about one of Montgomery County’s best walking towns, Skippack.
We thought we knew a lot of about Skippack, but we quickly realized that we were dining with a connoisseur of all things Skippack, and that we had a lot more to learn. A few things that we didn’t realize about Skippack were:
- Many buildings in the village date from around the 1850’s
- Playcrafters of Skippack, the community theater, is a “jewel” of Montgomery County, PA and features unusual, progressive productions
- Skippack has a very active historical society, with a cool, young president (shout out to Benjamin Webb)
- The Continental Army passed through Skippack during the Revolutionary War and encamped on the very property where Michael and his wife own a home
Why should people come to Skippack?
First and foremost, as many of you know, we are all about supporting local. Well, so is Skippack. All of the shops and restaurants are individually owned. Anyone who spends money in Skippack can feel confident that it’s going to Montgomery County families. Another big reason to visit Skippack, PA is the history and culture. There is live music almost all of the time at places like Hotel Fiesole, Cabana Bar, Parc Bistro, and Justin’s Carriage House. Skippack exudes a friendly and relaxed environment while still offering the sophistication that many have come to expect from this little gem.
Anyone who is looking to visit Skippack should ABSOLUTELY take the time to do so. It’s a great town for a family day trip, a weekend getaway with your significant other, or even dinner and drinks with friends. If you want to know what’s going on in Skippack during the dates that you plan to travel there, be sure to stop by Michael Shaw’s blog, as he knows more about Skippack and the village’s events than anyone else that we know.
Great meeting you Michael. We look forward to our next visit to Skippack, PA!
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