Officially, the first day of Spring arrived back on March 20th. However, based on the grey sky and chilling weather in southeastern Pennsylvania, we weren’t sure that Mother Nature had gotten the message. Even Punxsutawney Phil got it wrong this year on Groundhog Day! Back on February 2nd, Phil failed to see his shadow, which was supposed to signal an early spring … unfortunately, it turned out to be just the opposite as Spring was at least a month late this year.
But finally in the last few days, I am thrilled to report that there is real evidence that Spring has finally spring in Valley Forge. The temperatures starting climbing and actually hit the mid-80’s! But the real signal to the arrival of Spring in this part of country is the blooming daffodils and the bright yellow forsythia bushes. People, plants and animals are starting to emerge from their winter mode, stepping outside, blooming and otherwise welcoming the sunshine. Isn’t it amazing how much better you feel with the sights and smells of Spring!
This is the perfect time of the year to visit Valley Forge National Historic Park, less than 10 minutes from the Great Valley House. The Park has 3,000 acres and 26 miles of walking and hiking trails!