Hiking And Boating Through History

August 8, 2013

(NAPSI)Those seeking memorable outdoor experiences can find one-of-a-kind destinationsmany with a Colonial feelin the Valley Forge and Montgomery County area of southeastern Pennsylvania. Here are a few examples.

The 3,500 acres of Valley Forge National Historical Park include nearly 20 miles of marked trails for hiking, jogging or biking. The Joseph Plumb Martin Trail is a 6.6-mile loop past several historical landmarks.

Visitors can glide over to the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. There, canoes, paddles and life vests are available for a leisurely trip down the nearby Perkiomen Creek. Each trip comes complete with its own naturalist who can point out the areas highlights.

Montgomery County also offers a robust network of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Perkiomen Trail winds on a pathway that once held the tracks of the Reading Railroad.

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