By Sarah Alderman
Spring has draped the ever evolving face of Phoenixville in ever more beauty, making it a great destination for your drop-toppin Sunday drive. Even before its recent facelift, Phoenixville and its surrounding have been teeming with quaint lesser-known pockets of awesomeness.
Looking for some entertainment this May? After a delicious brunch at the always on point Kimberton Inn check out The Locktender’s Open House and Wild Flower Hike, jumpin off May 16, 1pm-4pm court. Stop by the Locktender’s House and enjoying a brisk walk along the trails in the Schuylkill Canal Park. The house will be open for visitors to come and learn about the history of the Schuylkill Navigation and its industrial heritage related to the local and regional community. Free of charge but donations accepted. Visit http://www.schuylkillcanal.org/ for me details.
Looking for a new, out-of-the way spot to become your favorite haunt? Check out Station Bistro http://www.stationbistro.com/ open Their Annual Crawfish Boil and Cajun Feast on Sunday, May 23 would be a great first time to check out this in-the-know local fave.
Mother Nature’s best flanks Steel City on all sides. Take a stroll through Valley Forge Park, its sprawling expanse crisscrossed with paved trails for the stroller, or unbeaten paths for the adventurous. Feeling hardcore? Bike the Schuylkill Trail, starting in the park and ending in Center City. In warm weather, take to the water with a kayak rental from USS Port Providence Fleet, located behind Fitzwater Station on the Canal. An above average, family-run restaurant, The Fitz has an outdoor Summer Concert series on Sundays 4:00-8:00 and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of paddling. Stop at Steel City Coffeehouse while you plan your night for a mid-day caffeine blast. No Starbucks in this town (yet).
If music is your thing, spend a Friday or Saturday night at Chaplin’s Music Café in Spring City. It’s the perfect venue to catch a set by your favorite local band. If you prefer to stay in downtown Phoenixville, The Colonial Theater offers screenings of vintage classics, children’s hits, and independent releases. Keep your eye on the town’s many street festivals, parades, and special events by checking Phoenixvillefunguide.com or join them on Facebook! Before a night at the theater, stop in for a taste of the downtown’s finest at BYOB Majolica. Did you know sweet breads are not, in fact, miniature sugared breads? I didn’t either….And I won’t tell you what they actually are, but I will tell you Majolica does them right!
And remember, every event is special with a Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager in your hand. A trip to the Ville is never complete without a visit to this hometown micro-brewery.
Get to it, ‘Villians!