The warm weather was a perfect complement for our latest Classic Towns Road Trip as people happily welcomed summer with amazing activities. We were eager to explore some of the ways our communities spend time outside and appreciate the new season! Follow along as we visit Moorestown, Merchantville, Collingswood, and Kennett Square.
We began the day with a stroll through Strawbridge Lake Park in Moorestown, New Jersey. The 70-acre spot is the perfect place to sit down and relax or spend time enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. The lake offers fishing, kayaking, and canoeing, as well as plenty of open space for walking, running and biking.
Our Classic Towns trip continued through the Garden State as we made a stop at the Merchantville Country Club. Founded in 1892, MCC stands as the 10th oldest golf course in America. It is conveniently located just minutes from Center City Philadelphia and is easily accessible to the South Jersey region. The 9-hole, no-tee-time golf course is excellent for all player levels, while the newly redesigned clubhouse is suitable for special events or catching up with friends at the bar. The charming heritage of the club mixes elegantly with the modern amenities to provide members and their guests with a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Collingswood, New Jersey May Fair was our next stop for a chat with Mayor Jim Maley to learn a little more about the growing event and what else the town has in store for the summer. The fair encompasses more than a mile of Haddon Avenue and includes multiple arts and craft vendors, musical acts, and delicious food. Each year brings more guests than the last, as community members get a chance to sample local goods and spend time in the beautiful weather.
We finished our Road Trip in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where we visited Anson B. Nixon Park, the thriving downtown of State Street, and The Creamery. The park is home to multiple summer events like the 2017 free, eight-week concert series and Rock the Dog park show. You can also find a community garden, picnic pavilions, and various athletic fields, while a pitstop to downtown Kennett Square is a great place to explore new and exciting restaurants and adorable shops. Lastly, we loved ending our day at The Creamery, a reimagined community gathering space and pop-up beer garden for the whole family in the heart of town. Food, craft beer, lawn games, and live music will be the spotlight of the season at this special place.
We hope you find yourself visiting Moorestown, Merchantville, Collingswood, and Kennett Square this summer to take advantage of the fun events, happenings, and Classic Town gems!