Montgomery County (known sometimes as "Montco") is a county northwest of Philadelphia. It ranges in character from farm country to suburbia. It has a population of over 830,000 (2019), making it the third most populous county in Pennsylvania. The county seat and largest community is Norristown.
- 1 Abington
- 2 Ardmore
- 3 Audubon — named for naturalist John James Audubon, who lived there as a young man; including Oaks, Eagleville, and Mont Clare
- 4 Bala Cynwyd
- 5 Blue Bell
- 6 Bridgeport
- 7 Bryn Mawr
- 8 Collegeville— home of Ursinus College; including Skippack, Schwenksville, Trappe, and Spring Mount
- 9 Conshohocken
- 10 East Norriton
- 11 Fort Washington — including Ambler, Spring House, and Flourtown
- 12 Haverford Township
- 13 Huntingdon Valley
- 14 Jenkintown
- 15 King of Prussia
- 16 Lansdale — including North Wales, Souderton, Kulpsville, Harleysville, Doylestown, and Montgomeryville
- 17 Lower Gwynedd Township
- 18 Narberth
- 19 Norristown — including Bridgeport, Gladwyne, Jeffersonville, Conshohocken and Lafayette Hill
- 20 Palm
- 21 Pennsburg — including Green Lane, Greenville, East Greenville, Macungie, Palm, Spinnerstown, Red Hill, and Quakertown
- 22 Pottstown — including Gilbertsville, Limerick, Sassamansville, Royersford and Linfield
- 23 Towamencin
- 24 Willow Grove — including Horsham, and Hatboro
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL IATA): Fly in from any major airport. Approximately 30-minute drive from Philadelphia.
- SEPTA Regional Rail Connects Philadelphia to Montgomery County. See Schedules[dead link]
- By car from Philadelphia: I-76 West, I-95 North.
- By car from Allentown: I-476
- By Greyhound bus twice a day from the New York Port Authority bus terminal on 8th Ave. between 40th and 41st St. in Manhattan., $27-45, 2¼hr
- By Bieber Tourways bus four times a day from the New York Port Authority bus terminal, $24-35, 2¼hr
There are historic sites all over Montgomery County, each representing a unique aspect of its history.
There are several beautiful parks in Montgomery County, which are great for fishing, barbecuing, and nature hiking.
Montgomery County parks and historical sites are a must see when visiting this area. This is an excellent destination for eco-tourism because there is an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities to enjoy.
- Schuylkill River Trail, ☏ . This 11.5-mile multi-use trail, running from Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park, is a popular destination for biking, rollerblading, jogging, and walking. The trail is administered by Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.