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Montgomery County Road Trips

Mix things up and check out the sights of Montco.
Posted: May 22, 2020 by Joe Carelli

There is no feeling quite like getting out on the open road on a bright spring or summer day. The flowers are blooming, the music is loud, and at that moment, nothing is wrong with the world. Montgomery County, PA, is a hidden gem for road travelers hailing from Philly, NYC, New Jersey, and beyond. If you have a little bit of time and find yourself with nothing to do, hit the road, Jack. 

Start Your Journey at Bryn Athyn Cathedral

900 Cathedral Rd, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Head to Bryn Athyn Cathedral, where you’ll find an Early Gothic style church, which is reminiscent of the old world churches typically found in Europe. While this church does not hail from the 1500s- it was built in the early 1920s- it is still an excellent example of this style, and is a wonder to gaze upon- and rivals anything you could find in New York City, Boston, or other Eastern Seaboard metropolises. These days Bryn Athyn still holds its place as a worship center, as well as a high-school, four-year college, and theological school. The grounds and interior are currently closed due to Covid-19, but you can still drive past and view the church.

Head to your next destination, The Keswick Theatre

291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038

The next stop on your Montgomery County journey should be The Keswick Theatre. Unfortunately, like many of the other stops on this trip, the Keswick is closed to the public until further notice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t check out its facade which dates back to 1928 and is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in the Montgomery County. If you want to come back and see a show when things open back up, the Keswick Theatre you can find a list of rescheduled shows here.

Finally, you can drive the back roads in and around Valley Forge.

1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Repeating a common theme with most parks and businesses in Pennsylvania, Valley Forge National Park is closed until further notice. However, the area the parks sits in is among the most beautiful country in the state- you could hardly believe it was the site of such a monumental battle. You won’t be able to enter the park grounds, but you can drive in and around the perimeter of the park, as well as the areas immediately surrounding Valley Forge. For updates on when the park will open, you can check out the Federal Park Service Official COVID-19 Guidelines.  

For more Montgomery County travel tips, check out our blog. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Philadelphia or the surrounding regions, we can help. Reach out to Coldwell Banker Hearthside today! 

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