Forbes: Explore Beautiful Sites, Stunning Nature on Road Trip Through Montgomery County

Bailey Dickerson
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Montgomery County offers many options for outdoor exploration and enjoyment, including beautiful historic and artsy sites surrounded by stunning nature, making it the ideal place for a fall road trip, writes Lea Lane for Forbes.

Start by driving to Fort Washington State Park and getting a taste of history by visiting the spot where General George Washington built his fort during a 1777 encampment. There is also plenty of nature to enjoy on the park’s 493 acres.

Next is The Highlands Mansion & Gardens, a 1796 Georgian mansion. From here, proceed to Peter Wentz Farmstead, where Washington stayed while planning the battle of Germantown.

Take time to Skippack Village which offers numerous stores tucked away in restored buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

For history buffs, visit Pennypacker Mills, Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker’s country estate.

Meanwhile, Upper Perkiomen Valley County Park offers stunning views of two bodies of water.

Also as another treat, drop by the home of late naturalist John James Audubon in nearby Mill Grove.

Finally, ensure to set some time aside for driving and hiking Valley Forge National Historical Park to enjoy its fall cavalcade of colors.

Read more about the road trip at Forbes by clicking here.

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