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Montgomery County

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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.

Cities[edit]

Map of Montgomery County (Pennsylvania)
  • 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

Get in[edit]

  • 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
  • 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

See[edit]

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.

Do[edit]

Valley Forge National Historical Park

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, +1 610 666-5371. 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.

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