What To Do: Fall foliage tours hit their peak

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times

West Chester Railroad

There are people who love Halloween – people who love the concept of trick-or-treat — people who love pumpkins, eat pumpkin muffins with pumpkin-spiced lattes and would probably gargle with pumpkin-flavored mouthwash if it existed.

Then there are people on the other side of the fence (or the other side of the pumpkin patch). These are people who severely dislike everything about Halloween – people who are tired of pumpkins, orange colors and pumpkin-spiced everything.

Fortunately for those who are less than enamored with the autumn holiday, there are plenty of interesting activities and attractions over the next few days that have nothing to do with Halloween — even though this is Halloween Weekend.

This is a great time to get out and appreciate nature – to take in the beauty of the brightly colored fall foliage.

One of the best ways for everyone involved to appreciate the beauty of autumn’s annual color explosion is to ride a special excursion on an area tourist railroad.

The West Chester Railroad (Market Street Station, West Chester, www.wcrailroad.com) is running its special “Fall Foliage Express” trains on November 5. Trains depart at noon and 2 p.m.

The round-trip train ride travels to the village of Glen Mills and back and lasts for 90 minutes. During the brief layover in Glen Mills, riders can explore the historic Pennsylvania Railroad station and have a snack in the railroad’s picnic grove along Chester Creek.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for children ages 2-12 and free for kids under two.

The Wilmington & Western Railroad (2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE, 302-998-1930, www.wwrr.com) is running its “Autumn Leaf Special” with trains every Saturday and Sunday through November 4.

Trips are either a one-and-one-half hour roundtrips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove or two-and-one-half hour roundtrips to Hockessin.

Tickets for the “Autumn Leaf Special” start at $18.

The W&WRR also is running its “Hayride Express” on October 13, 20 and 27 at 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. each night. Visitors can experience a one-hour evening ride through the Red Clay Valley on an original railroad flatcar converted especially for hayrides.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors and $16 for children (ages 2-12).

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (Reading Outer Station, Reading, www.rbmnrr-passenger.com) is running its 2023 Fall Foliage Trains on weekends throughout October.

Passengers can enjoy a train ride to experience the fantastic fall colors that Pennsylvania has to offer.

They will travel over the rails to Historic Jim Thorpe after boarding the train at Reading Outer Station or Port Clinton Station.

Passengers will have time to explore historic Downtown Jim Thorpe during the layover.

Tickets for the all-day excursion start at $49.

The New Hope Railroad (32 Bridge Street, New Hope, www.newhoperailroad.com) is running its “Grapevine Express,” which features “Wine & Cheese Tasting” on October 21 and 22 at 4 p.m. each night.

Riders are invited to take part in a romantic “Wine and Cheese Excursion” and enjoy fine gourmet cheese, artisan crackers, meats, fruit, and our featured local wines. Additional Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages are also available onboard.

Wine and cheese will be served to passengers as they travel along the same railroad line passengers did when it was built in 1891 connecting New Hope with Philadelphia. The journey travels through the beautiful hills and valleys of Bucks County, along once vital waterways and streams and across numerous trestle bridges.

The excursions will take place aboard one of the railroads lavishly appointed early 1900’s first-class parlor cars.

Tickets are $102.58 (ages 21 and older only).

The Colebrookdale Railroad (South Washington Street, Boyertown, www.colebrookdalerailroad.com) is running its “Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage Train” on October 27, 28 and 29.

Passengers can enjoy spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses on the 90-minute round-trip which departs and arrives in Boyertown,

Riders can sit in Deluxe-Coach, Diplomat, Lion Gardiner, Valhalla, First-Class Parlor or First-Class Lounge and bask in the colors of the season or take in the crisp fall air on our open-air car, available to all passengers throughout the ride.Coach tickets are $50 for adults, $47 for seniors, $45 for children (ages 2-12) and $10 for toddlers (under 2).

The Northern Central Railway (2 West Main Street, New Freedom, www.northerncentralrailway.com) is running “Fall Foliage Trains” on October 27, 28 and 29.

Riders can enjoy the beauty of fall in Southern York County as the train follows the original Northern Central Railroad, a mainline in operation since 1838, through the scenic Heritage Rail Trail County Park.

Motive power will be the William H Simpson No. 17 replica steam locomotive or the 6076 PRR GP9 historic diesel locomotive. The conductor and brakeman will tell riders about the history and growth of the towns and villages they pass along the way.

Ticket prices start at $41.99.

The Strasburg Railroad (Route 741, Strasburg, www.strasburgrailroad.com) is running its “Wine & Cheese Train” on October 20, 21 and 22.

Passengers can enjoy the luxurious, climate-controlled first-class accommodations and a tasting of select wine, cheese, and crackers as they travel in style down the tracks from Strasburg to Paradise and back. The train departs at 7 p.m. and the total trip time is 45 minutes.

“Wine & Cheese Train” boarding is 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Riders must be 21 or older and have their photo ID ready when they board.

Featured wines are carefully selected from Waltz Vineyards, and cheeses are paired accordingly. Beer and select non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase upon request. Riders can purchase a souvenir wine glass on board the train if desired. Glasses are $7 each.

In accordance with Pennsylvania law, alcohol is only served during the train ride. The rail line is not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages while the train is berthed in the station.

This popular train is available on select Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the season. Tickets are $65.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is a great place to visit any time in the year and always has special attractions to add to the experience.

Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival is running through November 12. Innovative plant-growing techniques and displays take center stage by way of thousands of trained chrysanthemums throughout our Conservatory.

Big, bold colors and thousands of carefully nurtured and trained chrysanthemums abound during this imaginative display serving as the largest and oldest of its kind in North America.

Throughout the Conservatory, specialty chrysanthemum forms from fanciful clouds to sculptural spirals not only showcase our horticultural savvy but help preserve an ancient Asian artform that we are beyond proud to perpetuate.

Daily performances in the Main Fountain Garden will feature more than 1,700 spinning jets that spin dance to various music programs. These are no little jets as some shoot up as high as 175 feet in the air.

The 30-minute show is slated for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:15 p.m.

The Main Fountain Garden Show fountain performance that begins with a touch of narrated history and concludes with dynamic choreography marrying music and the site’s newest fountain features.

These displays will be presented daily at 1:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:15 p.m. and 5:15. There will also be performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m.

The “Illuminated Fountain Performance” will be staged Thursdays through Sundays at 9:15 p.m.

One of Longwood’s most popular fall family activities – “Pumpkin Playground” – runs through October 30.

The attraction is located in the Children’s Corner in the Idea Garden for interactive play. Families can find the perfect opportunity for a festive fall photo amid the whimsical seasonal display of pumpkins, gourds, and corn husk towers.

Admission to Longwood Gardens is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors (ages 62 and older) and college students, $18 for active military and veterans and $13 for youth (ages 5-18).

Delaware offers quite a few strong incentives to visit the state this weekend.

Día de los Muertos: Desde la Raiz

On October 28, The Delaware Art Museum  (2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware, delart.org) presents the fifth annual “Día de los Muertos: Desde la Raiz” event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and other countries in the days leading up to All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, and, therefore, is often conflated with Halloween traditions.

However, the holiday combines the celebration of those who have passed with reverence for the act of mourning and is neither scary nor prank oriented. Visitors can bring pictures of loved ones to leave at altars.

Guests of all ages can experience a variety of free activities, such as performances by Danza Azteca del Anahuac, Ballet Folklorico Mexico, Mariachi Arrieros de Mexico, Eclipse Solar, Ms. Lili, and Seylin Abarca.

La Catrinamia, the skeletal embodiment of a well-to-do woman who has passed, will also be a presence at the outdoor event, and guests can participate in a labyrinth walk and contribute pictures of loved ones to ofrendas.

The activities will begin at 11:11 a.m. with an Aztec fire ceremony.

Traditional arts and crafts activities and vendors will participate.

Indigenous food vendors will be on site with options that include vegetarian dishes. Beverages will be available for sale, but alcohol will not be sold at this event.

On October 28, Hagley Museum and Library (Buck Road East entrance via Route 100, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-658-2400, www.hagley.org) is presenting “Science Saturday: Creepy Chemistry” on October 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ghost writing and color-changing cabbage are the highlight of this creepy compilation of chemistry experiments.

Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges. This is a drop-in activity. Activities are included in admission and free for Hagley members.

On October 29, Hagley will present this month’s installment of “Cannon Firings.”

Guests can have a blast during their visit to Hagley by watching a demonstration of the museum’s signal cannon.

Demonstrations take place at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Please note that cannon firings are weather-dependent.

The “Cannon Firings” are included with admission and free for Hagley members.

Another event this weekend will be “Halloween at Hagley” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on October 28.

On Saturday, children are invited to come in costume and visit treat stations throughout the beautiful surroundings of Hagley’s historic home and garden. Lots of Halloween-themed activities will be available like the Spider Slingshot and “Bat”ing Practice.

Visitors will be able to go ghost hunting in our garden and make a jack-o-lantern pouch to stash some goodies.

Costume parades will happen at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org) is currently showcasing a new exhibition “Ann Lowe: American Couturier” now through January 7, 2024

In 1964, The Saturday Evening Post referred to fashion designer Ann Lowe as “Society’s Best-Kept Secret.” Although Lowe had been designing couture-quality gowns for America’s most prominent debutantes, heiresses, actresses, and society brides—including Jacqueline Kennedy, Olivia de Havilland, and Marjorie Merriweather Post—for decades, she remained virtually unknown to the wider public. Since then, too little recognition has been given to her influence on American fashion.

Ann Lowe’s recently emerging visibility as a designer stands in contrast to much of her career and the countless unrecognized Black dressmakers and designers who have contributed to American fashion for generations, including her own grandmother and mother. She blazed a path for others to follow and her legacy is still felt in fashion culture.

This is the largest exhibition of Ann Lowe’s work to date, featuring 40 iconic gowns, many that have never been on public display, and it will illuminate her evolution as a designer from the 1920s to the 1960s. The exhibition will also feature the work of contemporary couturiers and fashion designers whose current design practices, perspectives, and career paths reflect the trajectory of American fashion emanating from Lowe’s foundation. These include B Michael, Tracy Reese, Amsale Aberra, and Bishme Cromartie. Elizabeth Way, associate curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, is guest curator of the exhibition.

Born in Clayton, Alabama, into a family of African American dressmakers, Ann Lowe (ca. 1898–1981) learned the skill of dressmaking from her mother and grandmother. She developed not only expert technical skills by the time she was a teenager but also her distinctive style—feminine, elegant, and often incorporating her signature hand-made floral elements. Her extraordinary career took her through the Jim Crow South, from Montgomery, Alabama, to Tampa, Florida, and in 1928 to New York City. Lowe’s work made her an asset to wealthy society women around the country, yet she also experienced the tumultuous hardships of the fashion business and segregated America in a period of dramatic change.

Ann Lowe’s workplaces her among America’s significant fashion designers, and her life illustrates a legacy of Black women’s knowledge and skills that began as enslaved labor. Lowe modernized this legacy and expanded it to international visibility, positioning herself as a creative designer, a fashion insider, and a vital contributor to American culture.

Admission to Winterthur is $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students and $8 for children.

The Historic Odessa Foundation (Main Street, Odessa, Delaware, 302-378-4119, http://www.historicodessa.org) has a new exhibition, “A Wonderful Life: Regionalist Paintings by Louise Margarite Haas Jamison.” The paintings are currently on display in a retrospective exhibition presented by the Historic Odessa Foundation through October 29.

The retrospective, which are on display in Historic Odessa’s Visitor Center, presents works depicting familiar towns and historic sites that have become iconic in central Delaware, and is being presented to help bring attention to the almost forgotten woman artist.

Louise Haas Jamison (1915-1980) grew up near Pickering Beach, Del., on a chicken farm with her 11 siblings. Her fondness for art started at a young age, and she aspired to one day attend art school. Unfortunately, her mother died when Louise was young, and demands at home derailed her ambitions. Undeterred, she studied with the celebrated Lewes artist Howard Schroeder for more than a decade and then spent the rest of her life painting the urban and rural landscapes of her native Delaware.

Louise married Jon Hawkins Jamison in 1940 and had two sons. Along with being a mother, housekeeper, and artist, she also gave painting lessons to children and adults and was very active in her church.

Jamison’s grandson, Kirk Jamison, said that his grandmother was always championing the arts, whether it was creating exhibitions or organizing contests for the public. She beat cancer once in the 1950s but succumbed to a recurrence in October 1980. Kirk Jamison is trying to preserve her legacy and anticipates that the exhibit will bring out more of her artwork as he aims to publish a catalogue about her life and her artistic career.

It’s time to celebrate autumn and one of the best ways to do this is by checking out the corn mazes at Ramsey’s Farm (Ramsey Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-477-1499, www.ramseysfarm.com).

Corn mazes, along with hayrides, a pumpkin patch and scarecrows, will be featured at Ramsey’s Farm, which is located in northern Delaware on Route 92 just south of the Pennsylvania-Delaware state line. The new season runs on weekends now through October.

Ramsey’s “Pumpkin Patch” has been in operation since 1995 and the farm’s varied mazes have been delighting and baffling visitors who return each year for the popular annual event. The owners of Ramsey’s Farm raise pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, popcorn, feed corn and hay.

The farm’s pumpkin field stretches over 12 acres and yields approximately 20,000 pumpkins each season. Hayrides around the farm will be offered from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Visitors will be able to shop for pumpkins and other items at the farm store. There will also be hot food and beverages available for purchase.

Tickets are $8 for the corn maze, $5 for the sorghum maze, $3 for the hay maze, $3 for pumpkin painting and $3 for a hayride.

This is the time of the year when farms in the area become a bustle activity — a time for harvest. But it is not harvest matters that are causing a bustle of activity at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in Ronks (150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, 717-687-6843,www.cherrycrestfarm.com).

The farm’s popular annual “Flashlight Maze” is now underway and will continue every Friday and Saturday night through November 4. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm has reserved several weekends during the autumn months for Flashlight Maze.

This special activity allows visitors to experience the Amazing Maize Maze in total darkness. All you need are flashlights and a few friends.

The Flashlight Maze is a nice, non-scary, Halloween alternative that has appeal for people of all ages. The Flashlight Maze, which has a $12 admission fee, is open from 6:30-10 p.m. with the last entrance into the Maze at 9 p.m.

The main attraction is Cherry Crest’s “Amazing Maize Maze,” which is billed as “the world’s most dynamic and interactive corn maze.” It is a five-acre corn maze with over two-and-one-half miles of paths, scenic bridges, and clues.

Participants can walk at their own pace as they encounter the “Kernels of Knowledge” along with a variety of clues, tunnel slides, and watering stations. They can also check out a bird’s eye view from the two bridges and watch everyone’s flags waving high above the corn.

The average time to complete the “Amazing Maize Maze” course is one hour. Ticket prices start at $19.

The Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, King Of Prussia, www.nps.org) will host its annual celebration of “All Hallows Eve” on October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to create messages to honor loved ones. They also can walk the sacred spaces along candlelit paths in the Chapel’s historic churchyard to identify the burial places of noted people.

Located directly behind the Chapel, the 25-acre wooded churchyard was designed in 1911 by noted landscape architect Thomas W. Sears.

Fittingly, Sears is buried there, along with Philander Knox, who was Secretary of State under President Taft, Louis Nacke, a hero of September 11’s Flight 93, and Alex of Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

As part of the All Hallows Eve celebration, attendees will be treated to inspirational words, music, hot cider and cookies.

All Hallows Eve opens the annual three-day season of AllHallowtide. There will be an All Saints Day Choral Mass on November 1 at 7 p.m. and an All Souls Day Requiem Mass on November 2 at 7 p.m.

Allhallowtide is the Western Christian season encompassing the triduum of All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and All Souls’ Day, as well as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (observed on the first Sunday of November).

The latest edition of the “History at Work” series at Newlin Grist Mill (219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, newlingristmill.org) is scheduled for October 28.

Visitors can get a closer look at trades of the 18th century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series.

Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill.

The final two demonstrations of the 2022 series will highlight cooking and baking, using receipts (recipes) from Richard Briggs’ 1788 book, “The English Art of Cookery.”

The October 28 event will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bake Oven behind the Miller’s House, with Programs Manager Laura Adie. The topic will be “18th-century Dairying.”

The Harriton House (500 Harriton Road, Bryn Mawr, www.harritonhouse.org) is presenting its annual “Autumn Apple Tasting & Baking Contest” celebration on October 28.

Participants will be able to sample heirloom varieties of America’s favorite fruit – tart, sweet, crunchy, soft-fleshed, yellow, pink, and green. Some of the site’s apple varieties are more than 300 years old while others are more modern.

Apples were extremely important in colonial America. They were eaten “out of hand.” They were baked into pies or baked by themselves. They were cut and dried into “schnitz” for use all winter long. And they were converted to cider (hard and soft) and vinegar.

Visitors will learn who Johnny Appleseed was and why he spread the seeds he did.  You will also learn about Charles Thomson who lived at Harriton and was a nurseryman who grew apples and other fruits.

Admission is $8.

The Museum of the American Revolution (101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, www.AmRevMuseum.org) is presenting “Occupied Philadelphia 2023” this weekend.

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia — the Revolutionary capital at the time — was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war.

On October 28 and 29, the museum staff will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with “Occupied Philadelphia,” the Museum’s annual flagship living history event.

Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it. Visitors will meet dozens of costumed historical interpreters portraying soldiers, civilians, and spies on the Museum’s outdoor plaza, free to the public.

Guests can also complete a spy challenge to collect information on the British Army and watch street theater vignettes that bring to life dramatic moments from 1777.

Living history interpretation on the Museum Plaza and at Carpenters’ Hall in Old City is free and open to the public.

The intriguing new production Paranormal Cirque (https://paranormalcirque.com), which is intended for a mature audience, is running from October 26-29 at Philadelphia Mills (1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia). Those in the northern part of Chester County might want to check out the show during its run at the Lehigh Valley Mall (250 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall) now through October 22.

Paranormal Cirque will expose audiences to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare.

This innovative horror story, which is presented in true circus style under a Big Top tent, features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline. Audiences likely will find it difficult to separate reality from illusion at this show as they fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents.

Currently, Paranormal Cirque has four tours running – Silver Tour, Gold Tour, Black Tour and Silver Tour. The tour visiting our area is the Black Tour.

Paranormal Cirque’s “Clown Castle” (also known as the Big Top) presents a mesmerizing effect while hosting a two-hour hypnotizing and enchanted show.

A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world.

Under this Clown Castle, the black and red big top tent, there are aerial acrobats, illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make one think of a “normal” circus – but this one is not “normal.”

A new show with breathtaking implications always poised between fun and the most uninhibited fear that will transport you to a dark world inhabited by creatures with incredible circus art abilities. A crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream … and when we had nightmares and fantasies.

Video link for Paranormal Cirque — https://youtu.be/locxFnh5UR8.

Ticket prices start at $20.

A popular event just outside the Philadelphia Metro area is the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (Mount Hope Estate and Winery grounds, Route 72, Cornwall, www.parenfaire.com).

This year’s 44th annual staging of the event, which bills itself as “the most wondrous event in all the Knowne World”, is running now through October 29. The festive annual event features authentic Elizabethan food and drink, traditional crafts from the guildsmen of yore and old-time games of skill — and a cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed re-enactors.

Every summer, the Faire, which takes place at Mount Hope Estate and Winery’s authentic 35-acre recreation of a 16th-century village in Olde England, features a new story from a different year of England’s past. This year’s Faire will take you back in time to the year 1558.

More than 70 shows are scheduled throughout each day on the Faire’s numerous stages.

Without a doubt, the most popular attraction is the Jousting Arena. Visitors to the Faire flock to Bosworth Field whenever it’s time for the Ultimate Joust. Peasants lead cheers for their favorite knights while musicians pound out a heart-thumping beat. The Master of the List announces the combatants and soon an encounter of royal proportions ensues.

The Faire offers a wide variety of activities for visitors, including listening to bagpipe music, checking out handsome Lords in their colorful silks, watching a jester’s acrobatics, learning how to juggle, being the recipient of a gypsy woman’s flirtations and watching the march of Beefeater Guards.

Guildsmen’s Way is the area that features a large variety of merchants and artisans, including jewelers, candle makers, potters, herbalists, leather smiths, clothiers, and pewter makers — all offering for sale and demonstrating their ancient wares.

And there are more than 20 Royal Kitchens located around the faire with menus featuring a wide variety of food and beverage.

Single-day tickets are available at the gate for $32.95. For children (age 5-11) single-day tickets are available at the gate and online for $16.95.

Hope Lodge (553 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, 215-343-0965, http://www.ushistory.org/hope/) will be presenting a “Guided Mansion Tour” on October 29.

Hope Lodge was built between 1743 and 1748 by Samuel Morris, a prosperous Quaker entrepreneur. Morris acted as a farmer, shipowner, miller, iron master, shop owner, and owner of the mill now known as Mather Mill. Hope Lodge is an excellent example of early Georgian architecture, and it is possible that Edmund Woolley, architect of Independence Hall, offered advice in building. Samuel Morris owned the estate until his death in 1770.

The site opens at 12:30 p.m. with self-guided tours starting at 1 and 2:30 p.m. The closes at 4 p.m.

Tour admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 65+) and for youth ages 6-17, and free for children under 5.

Treetop Quest Philly (51 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, www.treetopquest.com) is an aerial adventure park that will challenge you physically and mentally as you maneuver from tree to tree through obstacles and zip-lines. Once you’re equipped, they will teach you how to operate your equipment and you’ll be able to swing through each course as many times as you want for 2.5 hours.

Each participant is outfitted with a harness and gloves. Each course has a continuous belay system — a lifeline that is impossible to detach without a staff member. The activity is self-guided, and the staff is ready to assist when needed.

Gloves are required for our activity. During this time, we encourage participants to bring their own gloves to use while up in the trees, gardening gloves are perfect for this activity.

Ticket prices start at $38.

“TreeTrails Adventures Trevose” (301 West Bristol Pike, Trevose, treetrails.com/trevose-pa) is an adventure park full of fun challenges for outdoor adventurers of all ages.

Participants can experience the rush of TreeTrails Adventures as they swing through the trees of the new adventure park. They will be able to discover the excitement of climbing and zip lining above the forest floor with family, friends, co-workers, or teammates.

The park, which is based at Phoenix Sport Club in Bucks County, offers two ways to experience climbing – TreeTrails Adventure Park and KidTrails Park. Young explorers can enjoy miniaturized courses in the adjacent KidTrails Park.

General Park Admission prices are: Main Park Adult Tickets (Ages 12+), $59; Main Park Youth Tickets (Ages 7–11), $51; KidTrails Tickets (Ages 4–7), $12.

Wonderspaces at the Fashion District (27 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, philadelphia.wonderspaces.com) is an experiential, interactive arts venue.

Building on the success of annual pop-up shows in San Diego, and its first permanent location in Scottsdale, Arizona, Wonderspaces opened a 24,000 square foot gallery space in Philly a year ago.

Wonderspaces features 14 art installations that all play with the idea of perspective.  The artwork ranges from award-winning virtual reality short film about a dinner party-turned-alien abduction, to a room where visitors digitally paint the walls with the movement of their bodies.

New artworks rotate in every few months, creating an ever-evolving, year-round show.

Tickets are for entry at a specific date and time. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they please during operating hours. The average time spent experiencing the show is 90 minutes.

A few installations contain flashing lights, images, and patterns that may trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. All visitors must sign a waiver prior to being admitted into the space. Adult supervision is required for visitors under 16.

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