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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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 […]
Cynwyd Heritage Trail
321 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd Pa 19004
1.8 mile raill trail in Lower Merion. Paved and soft surface trail, dogs allowed.
Delaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Hike or bike on the towpath that is built next to the river. The towpath also runs through some small towns, forests and farmland.
Delaware River Tubing
Delaware River Tubing offers rafting, canoeing and kayaking on one of the most scenic, historic and adventurous stretch of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey areas. […]
Driftwood Water Adventures
9050 Millcreek Rd, Levittown, PA 19054
Driftwood Adventures Falls Township Community Park site is located in Bucks County, PA, about 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Rent your boards or boats on a spring fed clear 70 acre lake, wi […]
Elk Mountain
344 Elk Mountain Road, Union Dale, Pa, 18470
Skip the crowds in the Poconos and journey north to Elk Mountain located in the Endless Mountains. Voted best overall mountain in the Mid Atlantic region. 180 Skiable acres and 27 trails. […]
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd. Norristown, PA 19401
Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA maintains a collection of over 100 species that hail from all over the world. Highlights of the collection include giraffes, zebras, bald and golden eagle […]
Fort Washington State Park: Green Ribbon Trails
101–181 Parkside Pl North Wales, PA 19454 United States
The Green Ribbon Trail is a project of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, which helped connect 40 properties over 200 acres to give us this 12-mile hiking path. The trail winds f […]
Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fun family entertainment and a beautiful park are just steps away from the Liberty Bell, in one of William Penn’s original five squares. Award-winning Franklin Square is the family-friendly […]
Freddy Hill Farms
1440 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale PA
This fun family-run farm provides tons of activities, including two challenging mini golf courses. There’s also batting cages and a driving range.Truthfully, you may want to go just for the […]
French Creek State Park
843 Park Rd, Elverson, PA 19520
French Creek State Park is a 7,526-acre Pennsylvania State Park in North Coventry and Warwick Townships in Chester County and Robeson and Union Townships in Berks County. Located in the Hop […]
Golf Adventure
173 Lincoln Hwy, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
This scenic but challenging course in Fairless Hills features 4 ponds and 2 streams as well as a 15-foot waterfall. Check out the clubhouse for lunch or snacks where they serve family favor […]
Green Lane Park
2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane, PA 18054
There are several miles of nature trails that attract hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians to enjoy the natural beauty of the seasons. Leashed pets are welcome in the park and in any bod […]
Haverford Reserve Trail
Parkview Dr, Haverford, PA 19041
The Haverford Reserve is home to a network of trails covering more than 5 miles of woodland, creeks and streams. The trails are mostly natural surface rather than paved, with varying levels […]
Hellerick's Family Farm
5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
In operation as a farm since 1794, the current generation of Hellerick’s Family Farm owners are actively working on the farm to continue the tradition of providing quality produce, farm fun […]
Hickory Park
Hickory Run State Park
3 Family Camp Rd., White Haven Pa 18661
44 miles of trails with varying difficulty. About a 2 hr ride from Philadelphia
Hidden Valley
1 Craighead Drive, Somerset PA, 15501
Hidden Valley Resort, located in Hidden Valley, PA. 26 slopes and trails, 2 terrain parks and 110 skiable acres. Snow tubing also available.Check Web Site for Pricing and Hours of Operations.
Highland Orchards
1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, PA 19380
With over 200 acres of growing crops, there’s always something going on at the farm! Highland Orchards is a great place for those looking for a fun, family-oriented atmosphere, both inside […]
Hill Creek Farms
1631 NJ-45, Mullica Hill NJ 08062
Hill Creek Farms is a 63-acre farm located in the countryside of South Harrison Township, NJ. Hill Creek Farms first began growing apples in 2006, when Farmer Fred initially planted 3,300 a […]