Fort Washington Park
The Adoptions From The Heart adoption agency in Fort Washington has sponsored this article for families to explore countless outdoor activities in Fort Washington, PA.
Located in Eastern Montgomery County, Fort Washington Park is spread along 493 acres of land. The park takes its name from the temporary establishment in the Fall of 1777 by George Washington’s troops before going to Valley Forge. In the Spring, visitors will find flowering dogwood throughout the parks historical significance and recreational amenities.
The park is a local favorite amongst bird watchers during the seasonal migration of raptors, seen from the Observation Deck. Many hikers and picnickers prefer this popular spot for an afternoon adventure or a rigorous workout.
Hikers can check out Green Ribbon Trail, a 2.5-mile multi-use trail that is open to hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing along Wissahickon Creek. The path also continues to the south through local neighborhoods and links to the Forbidden Drive in Chestnut Hill at Fairmount Park.
Wissahickon Creek inside the park offers trout fishing in the Spring to visitors. During the summer months, you’ll find carp, panfish, suckers, and catfish.
Find sports like disc golfing and softball, available year-round. You’ll find a map of the disc golf course that shows the nine-hole wooded landscape located in the Militia Hill Day Use Area.
If you head over to the Flourtown Day Use Area, you’ll find a softball field available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In the winter months, discover the 400-foot slope located near Lot #5 in the Militia Hill Day Use Area for sledding with friends and family.
For anyone on the more adventurous side, reserve a group campsite for the ultimate camping experience, where you and other campers can explore the list of activities and venture out into the woods.
For more outdoor activities, check out our blog on our most visited country club in Fort Washington.
Our Local Office
The Fort Washington adoption agency at Adoptions from the Heart is proud to have been one of the first agencies to offer open adoption in Pennsylvania and is happy to answer any questions that prospective parents may have. Contact our local office to learn more.