Ah, spring! The sun is out, the birds are chirping, flowers are blossoming and it’s finally that time of the year when we can take our fitness routine outdoors. Or, for some of us, revisit that fitness routine that winter stole all our motivation to get around to.
And what better place to start than Valley Forge National Historical Park, the iconic site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of George Washington and 12,000 soldiers and civilians? The park features 3,5000 acres of monuments, meadows, and woodlands to explore. There’s a reason why more than 1.9M people visit the park each year!
If you were lucky enough to get a bib for the 17th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run and 2-mile walk on April 16, you and 1,200 runners and walkers from 22 different U.S. states and two countries will traverse a USAF-certified course that crisscrosses scenic Valley Forge Park. While the Rev Run is officially sold out, runners can still sign up to join virtually from anywhere in the world and donate to the Park from April 16th to April 23rd. Hosted by the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) and the Valley Forge National Historical Park, this run promises to uplift your spirits and get your feet wet for spring fitness.
Wellness Wednesday is the new Happy Hour, folks! Swap the beer for a bottle of water, al fresco fitness is where it’s at in King of Prussia. Pencil in these dates now to attend free classes in Renaissance Park and Moore Park on May 3, 17, 31, and June 14 from 4:30-6 PM. Classes begin at 5 PM and will range from cardio kickboxing to yoga. Get your body moving with these fun and exciting outdoor fitness classes after work this spring.
In the mood to meander or hike? April 22 is Trails Day, the perfect excuse to get outside and breathe deep! King of Prussia has an impressive trail system, featuring gorgeous landscapes, fresh air, and first-rate trails.
The Schuylkill River Trail is a popular choice for many bikers, walkers, and runners. Currently, it connects to trails from Valley Forge Park and is part of a regional trail network. From Valley Forge to Philadelphia, you can bike or walk just over 25 miles with incredible views at the river’s edge. Once complete, the SRT will stretch over 120 miles from Northeastern PA to Southeastern PA.
Experience the Circuit Trails, a growing system of 300+ miles of trails in Southeastern PA. In the King of Prussia area, the Schuylkill River Trail, Chester Valley Trail, the Valley Forge Loop, and more are part of the Circuit. This scenic grid offers trail travelers miles to explore, including several new trails or trail extensions that were completed in 2022 and 2023. Read about them here!
Want to stay and play all day? Bring your crew and rent a space!
Upper Merion Township offers 35 parks and open spaces, some of which are available for rent. UMT’s Park Partners program provides residents, organizations and businesses with a variety of ways to help protect and enhance our parks and educate people about the importance of parks and open spaces.
And don’t forget to get outfitted at the King of Prussia Mall or the King of Prussia Town Center to find your best outdoor gear, from hiking boots to running shorts.
See our full list of King of Prussia parks and trails to enjoy this Spring, Summer, or any time of year!