Great Winter Activities in Philly Region
December 22, 2014

This winter, there are some great outdoor activities and destinations in the Philadelphia Region and Lehigh Valley that you won’t want to miss with your family. Check out some of the top things to do if you are looking to get outside and stay active! 

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park 

Open seven days a week, including holidays, the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is located right next to City Hall in Philadelphia and is tons of fun! Not only is it affordable, but there are skate rentals if you dont have your own and there are days throughout the year when Learn to Skate Programs are offered. Its an experience you wont want to miss. 

Longwood Gardens 

Located in Kennett Square, Longwood Gardens is a must-see during the holiday season. There are both indoor and outdoor displays that are exciting for both adults and kids, as well as a garden railway that kids will love. Holiday displays are up through January 11th; however Longwood Gardens will not disappoint no matter what the time of year. 

Fort Washington State Park 

Located in Montgomery County, Fort Washington State Park is a beautiful destination for winter-time fun. There are areas for cross-country skiing, and a 400-foot slope at the Militia Hill Day-Use Area is perfect for sledding. If hiking is what your family is looking to do, the Green Ribbon Trail is an excellent choice with 2.5 miles of trails that run along the Wissahickon Creek. 

Morris Arboretum 

Morris Arboretum is a great place to visit if you are in the Philadelphia area. During the holidays and through January 4th, the Garden Railway is all lit up and decorated making it extra special. Even after the holidays, the arboretum offers plenty to do and see at the Tree Adventure exhibit (my family’s favorite viewing area), where you can look out at the forest from 50 feet above and play in the giant Birds Nest. 

Pocono TreeVentures

Located in East Stroudsburg, Pocono TreeVentures is open year round (weather permitting) and is sure to be an exhilarating experience! They offer aerial ropes courses, zip lines, and other types of tree-top obstacles that have varying levels of difficulty. Although my family has not made it to this destination yet, it has great reviews and is on our winter to-dolist.

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