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Nearby Attractions to Evansburg State Park

Information about Evansburg State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Nearby Collegeville Borough is home to Ursinus College and several healthcare research and development facilities. Like a typical college town, there are numerous shops, restaurants, and other interesting sites to see here, as well as in other nearby towns.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Evansburg State Park is close to several state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Norristown Farm Park

One of the most unique parks in the Pennsylvania state park system, the 690-acre Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. Here you will find hiking trails, a trout nursery, picnic areas, separate forest areas of mixed oak and other deciduous trees, flood plain, old farm fields, working fields, wetlands, and two streams. There are 15 historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764.

Fort Washington State Park

Fort Washington State Park consists of 493 acres in eastern Montgomery County. It takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge.

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Other recreational activities include fishing, disc golfing, softball, and camping.

French Creek State Park

Once an industrial complex for the fledgling U.S., today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City.

The forests, lakes, wetlands, and fields are a destination for the people of Southeast Pennsylvania to participate in recreational activities like hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, disc golfing, orienteering, and camping.

William Penn State Forest

Named for the founder of “Penn’s Woods,” William Penn State Forest contains 1,683 acres in 10 separate tracts across south eastern Pa. The forest protects and conserves unique Pennsylvania ecosystems, including Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens and Little Tinicum Island on the Delaware River.

The forest is popular for fishing, hunting, and sightseeing.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are several other nearby outdoor spaces and natural places near Evansburg State Park. The area surrounding the park is rich in tourist attractions. A lucky traveler may happen upon a country auction or visit one of the many antique shops located in this rich, historic belt. Nearby attractions include:

  • Downhill skiing at Spring Mountain Adventures
  • Evansburg Point Park, a 35.6-acre Lower Providence Township park that offers a lighted multipurpose game field, multipurpose practice field, restrooms, and nature area
  • The Central Perkiomen Valley Park and Norristown Farm Park are nearby and offer additional recreational opportunities 

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area is Pennsylvania’s first designated Scenic River. It has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s heritage for more than 300 years, playing an important role in three revolutions: the American, Industrial, and Environmental.