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EVENTS

Pottstown Area Regional Event Calendar
"Third Saturday of the Month"
Boyertown Area Sidewalk Expo
Boyertown Annual Cruise Night
Coming Out of Hibernation
Haunted Boyertown Ghost Walks
Boyertown Fun Days
Duryea Day
"Dog Days of Summer"
Oktoberfest
Pickfest
Unity Walk
Halloween Parade
Der Bel Shnikel
Holiday House Tour (1st Friday in December)
"Chillin' on Main" (1st Saturday in December)
Holiday Fesitval of Trees (Starts 1st Friday of December)
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Boyertown Historical Society
Padre Pio Shrine
Taylor Backes Glass Blowing
Pottsgrove Manor
Manatawny Park
Manatawny Green Mini Golf (Pottstown)
Carousel at Pottstown
Steel River Playhouse
Fourth of July Fireworks (Pottstown)
Schuylkill River Trail

THEATERS AND VENUES

Steel River Playhouse (Pottstown)
Sunnybrook Ballroom (Pottstown)
Colonial Theater (Phoenixville)

MUSEUMS

Pennsylvania Museum of Historic Vehicles (Boyertown)
Schuylkill River Interpretive Center (Pottstown)
Carousel Museum (Pottstown)
Boyertown Historical Society Museum (Boyertown)
Reading Public Museum (Reading)
Goggle Works (Reading)
Reading Railroad Museum (Hamburg)
World of Scouting Museum (Valley Forge)
Wharton Esherick Museum (Valley Forge)
Iron Heritage Museum (Phoenixville)
Daniel Boone Homestead ( Birdsboro)

SCIENCE, NATURE, AND RECREATION

Crow's Nest Preserve (Elverson)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Hopewell Big Woods
Natural Lands Trust
French Creek State Park (Elverson)
Welkenweir (Bucktown/Pughtown)
Warwick County Park (Warwick Township)
Black Rock Sanctuary (Phoenixville)
Schuylkill River Trail
Cabella's (Hamburg)
Shady Hollow Assisted Horseback Riding (Birdsboro)

HISTORIC HOMES

Pottsgrove Manor (Pottstown)
Pottsgrove ManorThere is an historic site within minutes of your home, each representing a unique aspect of Montgomery County history. We invite you to walk the grounds, enjoy the period gardens, or appreciate the landscape as you experience a step back to another time period. Different time periods and themes are presented at the historic sites through a wide variety of exhibits, special events, and programs.

Pennypacker Mills (Schwenksville)
Pennypacker Mills is an unusually well documented historic site with an orignial collection, fully furnished with antiques collected and documented by former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker reflecting his interests in early Pennsylvania history, German and Dutch settlers, native Americans, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Hopewell Furnance
Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.

Johanna Furnace/Hay Creek Valley Hist. Assoc. (Morgantown)
Nestled in an area rich with iron ore, abundant woodland for charcoal, limestone, and waterways to provide power, lies Joanna Furnace - a historic remnant of Berks County's thriving early iron industry.

Canal Lock #60 (Phoenixville)
Can Lock #60Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal is one of only two sections of the Schuylkill Navigation System that are still watered, and the only operating lock remaining on the Schuylkill River. The Canal provides great canoe and kayaking opportunities, and you can learn about canal history by visiting the Locktender's House.

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (Audubon)
The first home in America of artist and naturalist, John James Audubon.  Come visit this beautiful 175 acre sanctuary today located at 1201 Pawlings Road in Audubon Pennsylvania!

Oley, Pennsylvania
Oley Township, settled in 1712, is located in beautiful Berks County, Pennsylvania. Oley Township is home to the Oley Valley Community Fair held in mid-September at the Oley Fairgrounds. In addition to games, food and fun, the fair also holds competitions for a wide variety of farm and home products.

Valley Forge National Historic Site (Valley Forge)
Valley Forge National Historic SiteValley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

ARTISTS AND ARTISANS

Taylor Backes Stained Glass Factory (Boyertown)
Taylor Backes Stained Glass FactoryTaylor Backes gallery is located in Boyertown, PA, a half hour drive northwest of Valley Forge.  Among the gallery offerings are one of a kind glass creations, limited editions, seasonal pieces and hand-crafted jewelry. We offer daylong glass blowing classes at our studio in Boyertown.

Dancing Tree Studios (Boyertown)
A working studio incorporating the unique, handcrafted work of over 200 local and national artisans.

Studio B (Boyertown)
Studio B’s revolving art exhibits, workshops and classes, art-related activities, and community events which serve to provide social opportunities enhancing creativity, community relationships, and participation in the visual and communication arts.

Glass Light Studio (St. Peter's)
Spend a full day learning basic techniques in a hands-on hot-glass workshop. Or come watch a class.

Frecon Orchards (Boyertown)
EAT FRUIT BE HAPPY! Frecon Farms has been growing some of Pennsylvania's finest tree fruits since 1944.  Cherries, peaches, plums, blueberries, apricots, nectarines, raspberries, apples, pears, pumpkins, squash and more. Their seasonal events, Pick Your Own operation and annual PickFest Bluegrass Festival, attract visitors from all over the mid atlantic and offer families the perfect escape to enjoy a day in our orchards.

The Other Farm Brewing Company (Boyertown)
The Other Farm Brewing Company is a nano-brewery located in Boyertown, PA. in the heart of the Berks County agricultural gateway, once dubbed the Apple Basket of the United States. They started as a sleepy little cafe and have grown, little by little, into a community centerpiece.

Nelson's Homemade Ice Cream (Royersford)
Nelson's Ice CreamNelson's Ice Cream is the closest ice cream manufacturer to the great city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nelson's Ice Cream is the only manufacturer in the region that still makes its own mix from fresh milk and cream right in their own factory.

Longacre's Homemade Ice Cream (Bally)
Family owned and operated since 1920, Longacre's Modern Dairy is a staple of the Bally, Bechtelsville and Barto areas. Whether you're out for a drive, passing by on your way to the shore or mountains, visiting family or friends, or visiting the Padre Pio Shrine, experience a step back in time by visiting the dairy bar and try their Old Fashioned Creamy Ice Cream made on the premises!

Reppert's Candy (Oley)
Reppert's Candy offers a wide variety of chocolate choices to satisfy the sweet tooth in anyone. From caramels to creams and everything in between, they deliver “quality chocolates at an affordable price".

Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville)
Manatawny Creek WineryThis family winery is located on their 90 acre farm in Amityville, Pennsylvania along the banks of the Manatawny Creek. Manatawny is a Native American term meaning "where we meet to drink". Complimentery wine tasting is available to the public in the winery tasting room.

Iron Hill Brewery (Phoenixville)
Here you'll find fine handcrafted beers, creative yet informal cuisine, and friendly, attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere.

Sly Fox Brewery (Pottstown)
Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania has been delighting fans of fine beers and quality dining since 1996. A second brewery opened in 2004 in response to overwhelming demand and moved to the current Pottstown location in 2012, tripling production. Sly Fox serves a loyal local customer base and attracts beer lovers from the entire Eastern Seaboard.

Manatawny Still Works (Pottstown)
Manatawny Still Works is a state-of-the-art distiller of the highest quality, small-batch spirits handcrafted right on the same banks where the natives once drank.

HERITAGE TRAILS AND BYWAYS

Schuylkill River Trail and Connections
There are currently over 60 miles of finished trail, including a 26 mile stretch from the City of Philadelphia through Montgomery County to Phoenixville in Chester County. A shorter Chester County segment of about six miles runs from just outside Phoenixville in Cromby to Parkerford. The trail breaks off in Parkerford and picks up again in Pottstown where it continues for about 20 miles to Reading.

Horseshoe Trail
The Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy is a 100% volunteer run organization with the mission to maintain and protect all 148 miles of the H-ST from Valley Forge, PA to its junction with the Appalachian Trail, north of Harrisburg.

Neversink Trail
Neversink Mountain is hugged on the south by the Schuylkill
River and to the north by the City of Reading. This provides
breathtaking vistas for your enjoyment, most popular are
the City Overlook and the Witches Hat (McIlvain Pavilion).

RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES

Philadelphia Premium Outlets
One of the largest outlets in the East, located 5 miles from the Pottstown RR Terminus.
Regular Shopping Hours
Mon - Sat 10 AM - 9 PM
Sun 10 AM - 7 PM

King of Prussia Mall
The King of Prussia Mall is the largest shopping mall in the United States of America in terms of leasable retail space. It is a luxury mall with numerous upscale retailers.

Vanity Fair Outlets (Reading)
VF OutletToday, you’ll find that VF Outlet stores have evolved from only offering excess inventory to offering customers much more! VF Outlet gives customers a unique combination of ridiculously low prices, wide selection and famous brands so you can get everything you need and more!

Zerns Farmer Market
Zern's Farmers MarketFounded in 1922, Zerns Farmers Market is one of the oldest farmers markets in the United States of America. An icon in the community, we've seen generations of families shop and work at our market. We are proud to support small businesses and offer a family friendly atmosphere. Welcome to Zerns, America's favorite pastime!

Jake’s Flea Market
Jake's Dream started back in 1980 with few vendors selling their wares out along Route 100. The Flea market continues to grow with each passing year and many improvements have been made.

Fensty's Flea Market
An indoor flea market located in the downtown heart of Bally, Pennsylvania. No matter what weather or what season they are always open Friday thru Sunday. They have a wide variety of vendors and are ever expanding.

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