With spring just days away, residents at Norris Hills Apartments in Norristown are likely looking forward to spending more time outside, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. One great spot to do just that is Norristown Farm Park, located just four miles away.

Operated by Montgomery County, this piece of land has a history that can be traced back to the 1700s. The park is mainly known as the farmland of the now-shuttered Norristown State Hospital. Now, Norristown Park is a preserved green space that’s home to countless trails and paths, both paved and unpaved, as well as numerous creeks where anglers enjoy fishing for trout. Stop by on a sunny spring day to unpack a picnic, enjoy bicycling or hiking, or go for a jog. You might encounter deer, birds, and butterflies during your visit.

Keep an eye on the park’s events calendar for upcoming events, like the Full Moon Hike on March 28!