What to do and see in Schwenksville, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 22, 2017 Darleen Reid

Schwenksville is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,385 at the 2010 census. It is notable for being located near the site of the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The borough was founded in 1684, when the Lenni-Lenape Indians ceded to William Penn the land along the Perkiomen Creek; it was incorporated in 1903. The borough was named for George Schwenk, whose son, Jacob Schwenk, served in George Washington's army.
Restaurants in Schwenksville

1. Spring Mountain

757 Spring Mount Rd, Spring Mount, PA 19478 +1 610-287-7900
Excellent
32%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 78 reviews

Spring Mountain

Reviewed By Lauren L - Margate City, New Jersey

I've been snowboarding for 20ish years. Snowboarding to me is a fun hobby, surfing is my real passion - so needless to say I just enjoy getting out in the fresh air and going up and down a mountain. I'm low maintenance- I don't need 40 runs or 16 chair lifts. This mountain is perfect for a snowboarder like me. My husband and I went on a 67 degree February day (I also love warm weather - late season boarding). My husband is an excellent skier but this was his first time snowboarding. Lift tickets were $40 (CHEAP) and they are often on Groupon. We used two chair lifts and did the same few runs for about 4 hours. It's two hours from our house (by the Atlantic City area), whereas the next closest mountain is in north jersey - at about almost three hours or the Poconos, which is 3+. We stayed in valley forge and the mountain was 30 mins from there, so about less than an hour from philly depending on traffic. It's old. It's not fancy. But if you just want to get out and go down a mountain that isn't overly packed on weekends- you can't beat this place. Never crowded (I've been there a few times) - even on weekends. Chair lift wait is under 2 mins.

2. Mennonite Heritage Center

565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438-1020 +1 215-256-3020
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
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5 based on 11 reviews

Mennonite Heritage Center

The Mennonite Heritage Center tells the story of the oldest continuous Mennonite community in America. Over 12,000 items are preserved and used to tell the local and Mennonite stories. The current exhibit features the 18th century immigrant experience as well as stories of recent arrivals. The Center houses a genealogical center and research library, archives, a permanent exhibit open 5 days/week, a gift shop, and a fraktur gallery (an early form of ornamental writing and decoration). Rotating art and history exhibits fill two other galleries. A 30 minute introductory video is provided for visitors. A list of available traditional arts workshops, bus tours, and other events is available on the web site. The annual Apple Butter Frolic is held the first Saturday of each October and is a staple of local history, PA Dutch food, and agricultural life. The Christmas season brings the fine craft sale and Christmas market with work by select artisans. The Whack and Roll croquet tournament brings local nonprofits together each spring.

Reviewed By GumnaJaane - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This is an excellent source of information for anything Pennsylvania Mennonite related, or really, for local history. The displays are well put together and all the volunteers friendly and knowledgeable. There are also archives available for more extensive research. Great used book sale near the end of the summer, too!

3. Merrymead Farm

2222 S Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446-5899 +1 610-584-4410
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Merrymead Farm

Reviewed By Anita C

This is a great working farm to bring the family. They have fresh milk and milk products along with many other items available in the store. They also have seasonal plants and food for sale. It is fun to visit the animals while you are there. They also have a great Halloween display with hay rides, mazes, etc.

4. Sky Riders Balloon Team

53 Greenwood Ave, Collegeville, PA 19426-2703
Excellent
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5 based on 93 reviews

Sky Riders Balloon Team

Champagne Balloon flights over beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. A fantastic experience, a great way to celebrate a special occasion, and a unique gift.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

My 2 daughters shared this amazing experience with me to celebrate my birthday. The sunset flight over the countryside was absolutely breathtaking!
The team members crewing our flight were professional, warm, friendly and delightful. The entire process was fascinating to watch. Owner and pilot, Vince’s impeccable expertise and attention to weather conditions and safety was admirable, and conversation was fun and enlightening.
Peaceful and serene to the max!
Tres magnifique! La vie est tellement bonne !
Merci beaucoup, Vince!

5. Asher's Chocolates

80 Wambold Rd, Souderton, PA 18964-2700 +1 215-721-3276
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Asher's Chocolates

At Asher's Chocolates, we understand that one of life's sweetest pleasures is a simple box of chocolate. Asher's is a family-owned and operated business, and we've been making our fine chocolate and other classic confections for over four generations. Just like Chester Asher did, we use the freshest and finest ingredients around, and that has lead to us sticking to the same recipes for over 100 years! Did you know we have one of the largest lines of Sugar Free chocolates in the country? Shop online today and taste the difference of Asher's!

Reviewed By mmelachr - Palm Bay, Florida

We went so that the children could tour the factory and buy chocolate. We should have called prior to going, which is what the staff recommends. But we looked around the shop and found plenty to purchase. I appreciate the fact that they have the...MoreWe're sorry to hear that the factory wasn't working that day. We do close down for maintenance a few days each year. We welcome you to come back and see how we make those delicious confections!

6. Phildelphia Premium Outlets

18 W Lightcap Rd, Limerick, PA 19464-7806 +1 610-495-9000
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 190 reviews

Phildelphia Premium Outlets

Reviewed By SumitKasera - Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

I am not a shopping freak but when I am at my sister’s place in USA, I am a different beast. And when I am at Limerick Mall (Philadelphia Premium Outlets), then my excitement knows no bounds. After a very unsuccessful outing in Finland at IdeaPark where I returned empty handed, I was determined to make amends. And the mouth-watering discounts at almost all outlets made my tasks all that easy. And I returned after a gap of 3 years with a larger budget.
My target purchase items were simple – some shoes and clothes for kids, purses, wallets, watches, makeup items, adult shoes, shirts and trousers among other things.
The place offered a comprehensive set of outlets for each of the needs. For shoes, there were Nike, Fila, Adidas, Clarks, and many more. For purses, there was Coach, Michael Kors, Fossil and more. For clothes, we had lot of options including Van Huesen and Tommy. For kids clothing, there was Justice.
With about 150 stores and year-long sale, it is must visit place for top notch quality at quite competitive prices.

7. Pennypacker Mills

5 Haldeman Rd, Schwenksville, PA 19473-1844 +1 610-287-9349
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
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5 based on 25 reviews

Pennypacker Mills

Reviewed By Trixie1953 - Huntingdon Valley, PA

Christmas season is a great time to visit Pennypacker Mills. Beautifully decorated along with a whole house filled with the belongings of Samuel Pennypacker and his family. We had a docent who shared her knowledge of the home and the family and she was so informative and interesting, you could just picture them living here. The grounds are beautiful and we will be back to see it again in the spring.

8. Painting With A Twist

1240 Bridge Rd, Suite C, Skippack, PA 19474 +1 610-584-4232
Excellent
93%
Good
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Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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5 based on 14 reviews

Painting With A Twist

Reviewed By Brockport95 - Riverview, Florida, United States

First time at Painting with A Twist. I have heard of similar concepts in Tampa, Florida. The area where we painted was small and tight; not a lot of room to move around. Company brought in wine, bottled water, fruit and cheese. The instructor was extremely friendly and a lot of fun. After painting, there was a bigger room in the back and we took some group photos. It was a one time thing for me.

9. A ' Dello Vineyard and Winery

21 Simmons Rd, Perkiomenville, PA 18074-9799 +1 610-754-0006
Excellent
37%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

A ' Dello Vineyard and Winery

Reviewed By Michelle A - Limerick

We came for a wine tasting last winter and have returned several times since then. What a great place. Owners are friendly, wine selection is great, and they have live music on Sat/Sun afternoons. You can bring your own food as well.

We really enjoy coming here and hanging out.

10. Escape Trappe

130 W Main St, Trappe, PA 19426-2025 +1 610-489-3877
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Escape Trappe

A physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Set in a variety of fictional locations, players are given one hour to unveil the secret plot. Escape rooms are great activities for families, friends, students, and even businesses because they rely on team building exercises.

Reviewed By coyotesfan107 - Glendale, Arizona

Played 1 of 3 of the 3 rooms they have. Outbreak was a great time, we barely escaped with less than 2 minutes to go. Very challenging, and addictive - I will be back to play the other escape rooms.

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