Small town charm: Discover Ambler, Jenkinton and Bryn Athyn

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With more than 10 towns throughout the county to explore, we had a lot of ground to cover, so we zeroed in on three easy-to-tackle in one weekend towns: Ambler, Jenkintown and Bryn Athyn. All are within a short drive of one another, offering visitors easy access to three very different charming towns within the county.(MONTCO.today file photo)

By Jessica Lawlor

After visiting Valley Forge back in January for a gutsy weekend of skiing, indoor skydiving and other adrenaline-inducing activities, I was more than excited to say yes to a lowkey visit this time around.

Adventure is great, but there’s nothing wrong with a little R&R during a weekend getaway — after all, isn’t that what traveling is all about?

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This weekend visit was focused on exploring Montgomery County’s small, yet vibrant and charming towns and main streets. With more than 10 towns throughout the county to explore, we had a lot of ground to cover, so we zeroed in on three easy-to-tackle in one weekend towns: Ambler, Jenkintown and Bryn Athyn. All are within a short drive of one another, offering visitors easy access to three very different charming towns within the county.

Ready to plan your own small-town weekend in Valley Forge? Here’s a mini-guide to three of the most charming towns Montgomery County has to offer. To read the complete guide, click here.

AMBLER

Named one of the best small towns in PA by Thrillist Travel in 2017, it’s no surprise you’ll find a lot to see and do in the walkable downtown of Ambler.

 

Take in a film at the majestic Ambler Theater, bringing fantastic movies and events to the area since 1928. Bonus: The marquee outside the theater is extremely Instagrammable, so consider this a great place to frame a shot of Ambler’s main drag. Trust me on this one!

JENKINTOWN

If you’ve ever seen the hit TV show The Goldbergs on ABC, you’re probably at least a little bit familiar with Jenkintown because the show is set there. (The team at Valley Forge put together this fun guide to follow along with the sites visited in the show).

BRYN ATHYN

While Bryn Athyn is a teensy-tiny borough in the grand scheme of things in Montgomery County (Population: 1,390), it’s definitely one worth writing home about. Bryn Athyn is the home to three spectacular, architectural wonders: the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Museum and Cairnwood Estate.

To read the complete guide, click here.

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