A Flurry of Activities Make Montgomery County, Pa., Ideal for a Cold Weather Escape
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is positioning winter as an ideal time to discover its plentiful adventures – both indoor and out. Key to the promotion is a prize pack of passes and gift certificates to guard against winter doldrums.
“When it snows in Montgomery County, our open spaces are beautiful and inviting,” says Mike Bowman, President and CEO of the VFTCB. “Our 60-plus miles of trails are ideal for cross-country skiing, or even just a brisk walk. We’ve got some great neighborhood sledding hills, as well as ice fishing at Green Lane Park and sleigh rides in Trappe. If people are seeking indoor activities, our theater scene is in full gear, both with movies and plays. Our museums, galleries and historical sites offer plenty of things to do and see. And our shopping is the best on the East Coast. We are the perfect anecdote to the wintertime blues.”
The VFTCB website lists numerous opportunities for spending a winter getaway, including cozy restaurants where fireside dining is a great way to chase the chill. It is also a resource for the best accommodations in the area, ideal for creating a multi-day escape while nestled into a luxurious hotel or B&B.
“Our #MakeItMontco Winter marketing campaign centers around promoting all the great things to do here in Montgomery County all winter long, and we’re giving one lucky visitor an opportunity to experience the best of the best attractions we have here,” says Edward Harris, VFTCB Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “With Spring Mountain officially open again for ski season, we’re including four lift tickets along, with several other Montco prizes that you can enter to win at www.valleyforge.org.”
The #MakeItMontco Winter Weekend prize pack includes passes for a show at Act II Playhouse, overnight stays at hotels that include the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, boxes of Asher’s chocolates, a ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad, an outing on an authentic sleigh ride at Northern Star Farm (Trappe), lift tickets for skiing at Spring Mountain Adventures and a $500 gift card to King of Prussia Mall. The entry form is on the VFTCB website; the randomly drawn winner will be announced Presidents’ Day/Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13-15.