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Outdoor Activities
Get outdoors! Discover outdoor activities for kids and the whole family in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. From water sports like kayaking and row boats/canoes, to hiking trails and bike paths, to skiing and snow tubing, to zoos, farms and environmental centers that you can visit almost anytime, there’s no end to the ways you can get outside and get into some fun. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes, soak up the sun on a nearby lake or pick the perfect pumpkin, check out our list to find the top outdoor activities near you all year.

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Adventure Sports
398 Seven Bridge Rd. E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Adventure Sports offers trips of various lengths through the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. They offer top-quality rental craft consisting of Old Town canoes, kayaks […]
Bala Avenue Park (LM)
33 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwood, PA, 19004
playground, tennis courts, tot lot
Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area
101 Doe Mountain Ln, Macungie, PA 18062
Bear Creek Mountain Resort is a four-season destination resort. It offers a premium experience whether in skiing, snowboarding, tubing, spa getaways, hotel stays, dining, or special events.
Big Boulder
357 Big Boulder Dr, Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Supreme skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing withing an hour of Philadelphia. Guests can enjoy Big Boulder and Jack Frost with the same lift ticket. JF has 20 trails(4 easier, 6 more diffi […]
Blue Knob
1424 Overland Pass Claysburg, Pennsylvania 16625
Blue Knob is the highest skiable mtn with the most challenging slopes in PA. In addition to downhill skiing, they offer snow tubing and groomed Nordic skiing. 34 trails, 20% beginner, 35% […]
Blue Mountain Resort
1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071
Located 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Blue Mountain is a year round destination for outdoor adventures. Enjoy mountain biking, camping, outdoor laser tag, disc golf and even the thrills of […]
Bowman's Hill
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Rd. New Hope, PA. , 18938
Kids will love watching hummingbirds and woodpeckers at the bird observatory, walking the green labyrinth and the butterfly trail, and playing I Spy by the pond. Look for special children's […]
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brandywine Creek State Park is a 933 acre park located 3 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware along the Brandywine Creek. Fishing, hiking, meadows and trails make it popular with families. ( […]
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr. Wilmington, DE 19802
Located in Brandywine park, this delightful zoo will entertain kids with keeper talks, story times animal shows and of course favorite species from red pandas to playful otters and even a p […]
Briar Bush Nature Center
Families can experience nature up close on over a mile of trails through 12 acres of forest. Check out the Nature Museum with touch tables, live animals and interactive displays, and explor […]
Bucks County River Country
2 Walters Ln, Point Pleasant, PA 18950
Bucks County River Country is the original outfitter for Delaware River Tubing, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rafting. It is extremely family-friendly and caters to almost all ages.
Camelback Mountain
301 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372
Ski and board at Camelback Mountain, one of the top family friendly ski resorts in PA. Located just 90 minutes from NYC, makes Camelback one of the best ski resorts near NYC for an easy day […]
Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 Route 9 North, Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May County Park Central is over 200 acres including the Zoo, with many forested areas maintained in their natural state. Within the park, you will find picnic areas, walking paths, bik […]
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-2134
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve features over 600 animals for families to expereince on their zoo adventure in this 50-acre park. You'll find llamas and lemurs to bears and boas, from macaws to […]
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
Located in the heart of PA Dutch Country, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a unique place where fun, family, and farming come together. Not only do we operate an adventure farm during the sum […]
Cheslen Preserve
1199 Cannery Rd, Coastsville Pa 19320
ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled mead […]
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Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Ln., Churchville, PA., 18966
Come learn about the Lenape Tribe and enter a Native American village replica designed especially for children ages 5 and up.
Crum Woods
500 College Ave, Swarthmore Pa 19081
3.5 miles of trails along Swarthmore College Campus.
Crystal Cave Park
963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530
Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave has been a favorite destimation for families. Watch a short movie about the geology of caves and the history of crystal cave, then take the guided tour of t […]