For over 50 years, the world has come together to celebrate Earth Day; an annual event focused on demonstrating support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally and observed by 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
Visit Valley Forge Park
What better way to get outside, than on Earth Day? Montgomery County is home to some of the region’s best parks, including the world-famous Valley Forge National Historical Park. With 7 miles of paved trail, wide-open spaces, and even historical moments across the park, Valley Forge National Historical Park is one of the best spots in Montgomery County to spend a day outdoors.
Did you know that the annual Revolutionary Run through the park is going on right now?
This year, we’re going virtual and invite runners and walkers of all kinds, and from any location, to participate virtually. To sign up and access more information, click here.
Give Back to the Community & Volunteer
One of the core components of Earth Day is volunteer work and community service, and Montgomery County is proud to participate! Volunteer for the 51st Annual Wissahickon Creek Clean-Up on Saturday, April 24.
This is the perfect outdoor event to show your support and love for a clean Wissahickon watershed while keeping safely physically distant from others. We are continuing our partnership for this event with our downstream partners at Friends of the Wissahickon to ensure a clean Wissahickon in both Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
For more information on this event, click here.
Get to the Trails
Explore the 96 miles of trails that criss-cross Montgomery County. Discover what makes each one unique as you travel through scenic countrysides, quaint villages, and vibrant downtowns.
After your walk or ride, pick up takeout from one of our 1,600 restaurants and recharge with a night in one of 80 hotels.For more information on Montco trails, click here.
Ride Your Bike
In addition to the 96 miles of trails spread throughout Montco, our trails are easily accessible to bike riders. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride through a quiet trail or a blood-pumping workout, Montgomery County’s vast expanse of trails are perfect for your next biking adventure.
For more information on biking in Montgomery County, click here
Go Bird Watching
Looking to get outside and experience the wonders of nature this spring? Let your curiosity take flight at the new John James Audubon Center. Connect with nature and discover the world of birds through dynamic exhibits for all ages and learning abilities. The grounds are open from dusk till dawn, so visitors of all ages can relax and be at one with nature!
For more information on John James Audubon Center, click here
Read more about ways to celebrate Earth Day in Montgomery County.