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The Seven Best Parks to Explore in Montgomery County, PA

Sunlight Shining Through Trees at a Montgomery County Park

May 11, 2022

The Seven Best Parks to Explore in Montgomery County, PA

One of the best things about buying a new home in Montgomery County, PA, is that it will be built near many world-class places for outdoor recreation. Growing communities such as Oxford Lea and Oak Ridge by Hallmark Homes Group offer luxury living in ideal locations for those who love outdoor fun and adventure. 

This region is well known for its network of state and local parks, which offer breathtaking views, pristine landscapes and wide-open spaces for enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Families can find excitement during all months of the year, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, water sports, wildlife watching, museum learning, and more. Since we are so familiar with the region, we wanted to share the top seven best parks in Montgomery County, PA.

Get Your Mason Mills Thrills

Folks who love team sports will discover that Mason Mills Park welcomes those who enjoy baseball, softball, tennis, football, volleyball, pickleball and basketball. This 76-acre area features fields and courts for these sports and picnic pavilions, modular play units for children, walking pathways, horseshoe pits, archery ranges, charcoal grills and plenty of parking. Residents of Upper Moreland Township and surrounding areas can reserve picnic pavilions, the concert gazebo and tricycles/big wheels for three-wheeled toddler fun at Safety Town – a group recreation course for children. 

Enjoy the Perks of Perkiomen

This 800-acre park extends across ten municipalities, many of which are located in Montgomery County, PA. The Central Perkiomen State Park is well known for its wide variety of amenities, facilities and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. These include nearly four dozen trailheads that provide access to the serene waters of the Schuylkill River and picnic facilities, fishing areas, trail towns, and many other places to visit, which are part of the Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG) National Heritage Area. Some of these attractions include the Blue Mountains of the Kittatinny Ridge, the farmland communities of the Eastern Berks, the homesteads of the Oley Valley and much more.

Discover Valley Forge

Valley Forge Memorial Arch Surrounded By Trees

This 3,500-acre park was the encampment site of the Continental Army under George Washington’s Revolutionary War command. Today, the grounds serve as monuments to those who served their country, primarily through the harsh winter of 1777-1778. Visitors can enjoy meadows, woodlands and monuments, museum exhibits and a walking tour of the encampment. Through murals, tactile elements, interactive displays and collections of historical objects, people of all ages can gain a comprehensive appreciation of the exceptional circumstances of a historic time in American history. 

Land at Lorimer Park

This 230-acre outdoor playground of meadows, woods, creeks, bridges and rolling hills is an ideal destination for area residents who love hiking, horseback riding, picnicking and wildlife watching, and wintertime sledding and cross-country skiing. A network of recreational hiking and bicycling trails allows visitors to conveniently enjoy the natural elements and the picturesque qualities of the park. Located in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, the entire grounds are part of a legacy of the late George Lorimer, former Editor-in-Chief of the Saturday Evening Post. 

Navigate Norristown Farm Park

The grounds are owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania while being maintained and operated by Montgomery County. This unique administrative blend allows the park to offer various agricultural and recreational experiences. Visitors can enjoy various activities, including bicycling, running, hiking, picnicking, rollerblading, skateboarding, photography, dog walking, wildlife watching, etc. Residents of new construction homes in Montgomery County can gather landscaping ideas for their properties by walking the many trails of the park, surrounded by a vast diversity of flowers, trees, vines and shrubs.

Stay Morning to Evening at Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park Under a Bridge

Open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset, this regional treasure is known as one of the best parks in Montgomery County. It offers hiking trails, picnic areas, open play fields, parklands, meadows and woodlands. The grounds also feature a golf course, overnight camping, fishing, hunting and wildlife watching. History buffs will love exploring the banks of the Skippack River, which are dotted with old mill houses and mill wheels – remnants of settlers who used water power to run their homesteads.

Live it Up at Lukens Park

Known as “Everyone’s Playground,” this regional treasure has something for outdoor enthusiasts and event planners. The grounds are home to pavilions that can be reserved for family gatherings, corporate events, company retreats and team building. Kids who love to climb and play can explore the modular playground while team sports can be played on the adjacent basketball court and the three adjoining softball fields. Grownups can take advantage of the outdoor fitness courts and hike about the 5.9-acre park, which is wheelchair accessible in most areas. 

If you're looking for a great place to explore, Montgomery County has plenty of perfect parks for an afternoon out. From historical sites to nature preserves, there's something for everyone in this list of the best parks in the area. And if you're looking for your next home, be sure to check out Hallmark Homes Group – we have new homes in some of the most popular neighborhoods in Montgomery County. Contact us to learn more about newly-built homes perfect for families who love to explore the great outdoors.