It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind. Spending time outdoors is something we sometimes forget is even an option. As a resident of the Crossings at Stanbridge community, you’re just minutes away from some of nature’s most beautiful displays. Whether you’re an avid outdoors person or just need a little fresh air every now and then, consider the variety of outdoor activities near Lansdale apartments.
Great for anything from a quaint nature walk to a family reunion, Stony Creek Park is over 21 acres of natural beauty. Scenery includes a 1-acre pond, 0.2-mile footpath, and a 0.6-mile nature trail. There’s a breathtaking overlook as well as a labyrinth. The park itself has 55 parking spots, while the gazebo area accommodates up to 50 people with enough parking for up to 20 vehicles. A tot lot for the little ones means everyone in the family can have a good time. At less than 1 mile away, Stony Creek Park is a great place to stop on your way home for some quiet time or spend your day off with friends and family.
Also, a little less than 1 mile away from Crossings at Stanbridge is Whites Road Park, which offers another potential nature walk or picnic venue. There is also a public basketball court and tennis court for you or the kids to practice your skills. Stop over for a quick swim in the pool, or simply bring your little one for some time in the tot lot. Each summer, the Parks and Recreation Department teams up with the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company (CCTC) to offer the public a free performance in the North Penn Rotary Centennial Band Shell within the grounds. Whites Road Park also features a natural amphitheater which also has been known to host special events.
Newer to the area is Dodsworth Run Preserve, which is another beautiful spot for outdoor activities near Lansdale apartments. In 2016, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association received this 9.4-acre postcard-perfect spot. It’s just 2 miles from Crossings at Stanbridge and offers a half-mile loop that’s accessible year-round for walking or running. Perhaps its most noteworthy qualities are the river, a small vernal pond, and meadow-dwelling plant life. Sit quietly, and you’re likely to see and hear some incredible wildlife that depend on this protected habitat. Like Crossings, Dodsworth Run Preserve is pet-friendly! Just remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times.
Another perfect place for spotting brilliant wildlife while getting your daily dose of fresh air is Green Ribbon Trail. About 3.5 miles from Crossings at Stanbridge sits this 12.6-mile recreational trail that shadows the Wissahickon Creek. It connects several parks to give you a refreshing (and dry) stroll through a variety of wetlands, woodlands, and meadows. The vines, grasses, sedges, and flowers attract wildlife of several kinds, including rare Monarch and Red-banded Hairstreak butterflies, pickerel and green frogs.
There are so many outdoor options near Lansdale, you’ll never be without places to spend time alone, with friends, or with the kids. If you like the idea of all these picturesque outdoor activities near Lansdale apartments, call today and we’ll take you on a tour of Crossings at Stanbridge.