Local Fourth of July Festivities and Fireworks

family watching fireworks

Hometown parades, local fireworks and family barbecues! The Fourth of July weekend is almost here and if your celebrations include an evening watching fireworks light up the night sky, we have your guide to the best local fireworks displays and township celebrations. Please visit the links for the most up-to-date information and any changes to […]

Best Beach Day Trips for Family Fun in The Sun

There’s nothing that feels more summer-y than a great day at the beach. A beach day trip may be at the top of your list this summer. If the sun, sand and surf are calling your name, we’ve gathered a great list of beaches within a 2-hour drive from the Philly suburbs.    Each New Jersey […]

Your Guide to Free Local Concerts, Outdoor Movies and More!

Outdoor movie

Watching a family movie under the stars or grooving to the music of a great band are fun ways to spend a summer evening. Many local townships have amazing programs such as outdoor movies and concerts this summer free of charge (or available at a low cost). Grab your blanket and chairs and see what’s […]

Where To Chase Wonderful Waterfalls In PA This Summer

Bushkill Falls

Take a break from the summer heat by chasing waterfalls in the silent forests of Pennsylvania. The sights and sounds of crashing, streaming, flowing water is refreshing and a great way to “chill” before you start purchasing school supplies! There are several waterfalls within a few hour’s drive just waiting to be discovered by your […]

How to Enjoy a Family Night: Go to the Drive-In

Drive-In

Looking for some early summer fun with the kids? Load up the gang and bring back some nostalgia with a family night at a Drive-In Movie. This iconic format of watching a movie in the great outdoors is making a comeback. You can take the entire family and you don’t have to go far to […]

Why You Should Care About Air Quality

DVRPC

The spring weather brings outdoor activities, the end of the school year, and all the fun-filled days summer brings. The spring and summer also bring episodes of poor air quality to the Greater Philadelphia region. The longer days of bright sunshine and higher temperatures help to bake pollutants from our cars, trucks, and even lawn […]

Where to Explore: Exciting Outdoor Gardens and Spaces

Good news, fans of the outdoors! The weather is getting warmer and flowers and trees are in bloom.  It’s a perfect time to enjoy outdoor gardens and spaces. The best part is you do not have to travel far to become absorbed in these exciting outdoor places and spaces! And there are SO many to […]

10 Fun Family Hiking Trails to Explore

Family hiking

Ready for some outdoor fun and adventure that is fun and free? Hit the trails for a family hike! To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some of the best area trails for your family hike right here. You can also find an alphabetical list of all PA state parks or search for trails […]

Where to Watch Exciting and Affordable Collegiate Sports this Spring

Spring is officially here, and since the days are now longer (think, more daylight!) and the weather is working its way to warmer, it is time to start thinking about accessible and affordable collegiate sports for the family. Who doesn’t enjoy watching baseball and softball players run around the bases on a pristine diamond or […]

Guide to Fun Maple Sugaring Demonstrations 

Pails hanging off of maple trees to catch sap

This time of the year, whether we have snow on the ground or experiencing more balmy temperatures, behind the scenes, maple trees are doing their magic. It’s maple sugaring season in our area and it is a fascinating process that you and your family can see firsthand at many of the area’s environmental centers.  A few years […]

Where to Find Free and Inexpensive Summer Fun

picnic summer

The heat is on! As the summer gets into full swing there are plenty of opportunities for fun and also free or low-cost events to do with the kids. And there are plenty of weeks remaining to enjoy finding free things to do! While gas prices and groceries seem to still be high, that does […]

Guide to Fun Maple Sugaring Demonstrations 

This time of the year, whether we have snow on the ground or experiencing more balmy temperatures, behind the scenes, maple trees are doing their magic. It’s maple sugaring season in our area and it is a fascinating process that you and your family can see firsthand at many of the area’s  environmental centers.  A […]